SUVs prices are often a concern of enthusiasts, which is why it pays to look out for future models and how they will address the competition. In 2011, new SUV models will target on contested segments such as the mid-size car, as well as the compact and subcompact cars. There will be new products from major car manufacturers including Chrysler and Jeep. The following is a list of the upcoming SUV models in 2011 and the SUV prices.
2011 BMW X1:
The 2011 BMW X1 is a mini SUV that includes all the big vehicle features and gadgetry. The concept form was first shown at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and remains similar to the production trim. The X1’s trademark visuals are based on the BMW’s current X Series styling. Pricing for the BMW X1 is unconfirmed, but it is expected to start from $30,000.
2011 Chevrolet Orlando:
The concept of the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando was first introduced during the 2008 Paris Auto Show. Chevrolet announced that the SUV will be released to the market in 2011. The five door and seven seats SUV is also based on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze platform. The wheelbase is 108.6 inchs (2,760 mm). In addition, it has a wider front and rear track. The Orlando is powered by a diesel 2.0 liter turbo-charged engine. However, it is claimed that it will be changing to a gasoline engine of similar size for the United States market. The MSRP price for Chevrolet Orlando ranges from $26,000 to $30,000.
2011 Ford Explorer:
The 2011 Ford Explorer is built based on the body-on-frame platform of the 2012 F-150, similar to the Nissan’s Titan architecture for Frontier. The Ford Explorer is of a smaller size and weight compared with the full size F-150 to help consumers save fuel. For a small car, it costs approximately the same as the 1997-2003 Ford F-150 trucks. Some of the features of the Ford Explorer are spacious interior, more optional and standard equipment than other similar class vehicles and a wide range of safety features. The MSRP price for the 2011 Ford Explorer ranges from $28,000 to $35,000.
2011 Hyundai Portico:
The 2011 Hyundai Portico is first shown as a concept car in Chicago. It has flexible seating, including two rows of seating for 4–6 passengers. The Portico offers more space for cargo area compared with similarly sized SUVs. The Hyundai Portico has several suggestions for its engine, including 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder option, 3.3-liter six rated at a flaccid 240 horsepower and 3.8-liter six rated at flaccid 280 horsepower. The MSRP price for the Hyundai Portico range from $26,000 to $33,000.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee:
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a redesigned Grand Cherokee with better quality and higher mpg. The 2011 Grand Cherokee is the first product by Chrysler to employ the Phoenix V-6 at 280-horsepower, and 260 pound-foot 3.6L unit. In addition, it also offers the 360 horsepower, and 390 pound-foot 5.7L Hemi V-8 for Europeans when they check a box labeled diesel. The price range of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to cost $1,000 more than the previous model, which results in the price range of $31,000-$45,000.