Jeep Grand Cherokee
Predicted Cost: $32,045
When it comes to the best cars that Jeep has ever produced, Grand Cherokee is considered one of their most loved and successful creations. This Heavy-duty SUV can take you just about anywhere on almost any terrain with relative ease, as-well-as tow and carry very heavy loads without too much effort. It’s much more compact when compared to the rest of Jeep’s lineup, and strikes a beautiful balance between its heavy-duty capabilities and sleek design.
Under the Grand Cherokees hood lies a powerful and impressive 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar sports engine with a solid 295 horsepower, although power-freaks can upgrade to a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine as-well. It has an eight-speed automatic transition but also supports manual mode for those times when you’re driving in problematic off-road terrains. In-terms of fuel economy you’re going to get a nice 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. The basic 2020 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 starts at $32,045, and the Limited, Trailhawk and Overland models costing $39,855, $44,955 and $46,295 respectively.
GMC Sierra HD
Predicted Cost: $35,600
Our third heavy-duty truck in this list also happens to be the meanest, with a total weight of 6,562 pounds and a 6.6L V8 gasoline or diesel engine that provides 910 pound-feet of torque to the booth. It comes in three different body styles based on your preference, either regular, double or crew cab. This behemoth of a vehicle has a very impressive towing capacity of 14,500 pounds (exactly as much as the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD), and its payload is 3,614 to 3,900 pounds.
You can the GMC Sierra HD with either three-quarter-ton 2500, one-ton 3500 single rear, or one-ton 3500 dual rear wheels. The GMC Sierra HD has been criticized for having rough handling and mechanical breaks, it is considered a decent truck next to some very strong competitors. Although the truck has its upsides, they are mostly overshadowed by the much better Ram 3500 and Ford Super Duty.
Predicted Cost: $26,645
Subaru has been widely known for making entry-level vehicles that are reliable and convenient for the average consumer. Their Outback series of SUVs is one of their most popular vehicles and Subaru hopes to continue this trend with their introduction of the 2020 Outback. When it comes to upgrades from last year, there are a few important changes from a stronger engine to new interior technology that provides a more streamlined driving experience.
Other big improvements that are being introduced in the 2020 Outback are the first all-wheel-drive feature, as-well-as some amazing new safety features. Subaru decided to change almost the entire engine, with 90% of its part being completely new in this year’s version. The engine is a 2.4 or 2.5 liter flat-4 that provides 182 horsepower, which enables the 2020 Outback to go from zero to sixty in 8.7 seconds and finish a quarter-mile in 16.6 seconds. You can get the 2020 Subaru Outback for a starting price of $26,645 for the base model, or go for a slightly more expensive upgraded model with all the relevant accessories and features.
Predicted Cost: $31,350
Originally released in 2007, the Toyota Highlander was the company's attempt to compete in the midsize SUV class which became more popular over the last decade as more and more drivers left traditional midsize sedans for their larger and more capable counterparts. The Highlander is known for being comfortable, quiet and very nice to sit in, with only the best when it comes to interior materials and style. The car also contains a bevy of safety features and the optional V6 engine to compliment for those who care about speed as-well. You can get the 2020 Highlander in either standard or hybrid forms, with the two models containing a 3.5 liter, 295 horsepower engine, and a 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and 240 horsepower respectively. The L and LE models of the car also include third-row seats.
In-terms of tech upgrades, you can expect to find the popular Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features in your cabin, as-well-as a fantastic eleven-speaker audio system by JBL. If you're looking for a 3-row SUV then you should definitely take a look at the 2020 Toyota Highlander, but it's important to note that the last row is fairly small in comparison.
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43
Predicted Cost: $60,495
Moving from the BMW luxury series to Mercedes’ menacing AMG GLC 43 series, this sleek luxury compact SUV has everything you could want from a Mercedes experience, including refined interiors, a near-infinite amount of features and great engine options for those who want speed and sound along with their premium experience.
The 2020 version of the GLC 43 includes beautiful new headlights and taillights, revamped quad outlets which give even more comfort and the iconic Panamericana Grille that makes Mercedes’ vehicles look so menacing. You’ll also get a brand new steering wheel, an improved touchscreen, more features for the interior, standard heated front seats and new trim. When it comes to performance, you’re looking at a nine-speed auto transmission driving experience with a 3 liter, twin-turbo V6 engine that can go from zero to sixty in 4.7 seconds. The 2020 AMG GLC 43 starts at $59,500 and has an EPA-estimated 21 MPG combined fuel economy. Making it an ideal vehicle for the occasional off-road driving upper-middle-class family.