Researching the Best Large SUV 2020 has to offer brings many questions to mind. Which 7 seater has the most room? Which best large SUV 2020 has the biggest boot?
Which car has highest towing capacity? Which SUV has the highest towing capacity? A question which used to invariably lead to a Commodore or Falcon family sedan. Nowawdays, you’d be hard pressed finding better tow cars than large SUVs or dual-cab utes. If you’re on a budget, maybe you’re after the best SUV for under $10,000. Nevertheless, here is our list of the best large offerings coming soon.
2021 Toyota Kluger hybrid
Following the success of the current, US-sourced Kluger, the all-new model lands in the first month of next year. As with most ofToyota’s other recent cars, it will be based on the TNGA platform, making it more refined and better to drive. Technology will get a big boost and the V6 will be joined by a four-cylinder hybrid model. As a guide, the US version of the hybrid averages 6.7L/100km.
2020 Kia Sorento
The upgraded Sorento gains a sharply-styled exterior and upmarket interior, as well as some class firsts. These include the ability to park the car using the key fob and a centre airbag to prevent occupants colliding in a crash. As before, 2.2 turbodiesel and V6 engines will be offered. A new dual clutch gearbox for the diesel should ensure superior performance and economy.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
It doesn’t seem that long ago Hyundai debuted the current-gen Santa Fe, but a thorough revision has been revealed by the Korean brand.
We can see that the new model follows the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme seen on the latest Sonata and Elantra. An aggressive ‘cobra fang’ light treatment and crosshatch grille are evident from the pictures, as well as updated interiors.
Expect the company’s latest, highly efficient ‘SmartStream’ powertrains to feature, adding appeal to one of the segment’s most successful players.
2021 Land Rover Discovery
The latest generation of Discovery was a radical departure from its predecesors, arguably lacking the visual charm.
Nevertheless, incoming updates should enhance the appearance, infotainment and efficiency of the car, including mild-hybrid 48V versions. We would also expect the Ingenium inline-six to be part of the update.
Hyundai’s ambitious luxury brand spin-off, Genesis has held nothing back with its first foray into the SUV playground. The company has worked hard to convey a unique visual identity with a sumptuous interior and state-of-the-art technology.
Engine highlights include a luscious 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six, a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 and a SmartStream 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder. Hyundai’s Australian team is currently tweaking the GV80 to ensure it is as finely tuned to local conditions as possible
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
The S-Class of SUVs promises to be one of the most imposing, luxurious and high status SUVs money can buy. Rivalling the BMW X7, the big Merc will also feature a Maybach version to put it up against the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan — three-way dilemma I bet we wish we all wish we had.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 300
The rumour mill is churning at a rate of knots when it comes to the next-generation Toyota LandCruiser. Expected to be called the 300 Series, speculation suggests it may trade its V8 engine for twin-turbo V6 or hybrid propulsion.
On the diesel side of things, the venerable 1VD-FTV is getting rather long in the tooth. A six-cylinder replacement will likely serve both it and the 70 Series. Reports of it using the 2.8-litre four-cylinder are to be taken with a grain of salt, in our view.
2021 Isuzu MU-X
Hot on the wheel tracks of its trayback brother the D-Max, the seven-seater MU-X will also benefit heavily from a total overhaul.
Given that the MU-X and D-Max are so closely related, the new D-Max gives a strong indication of what to expect. A more upmarket interior, new safety tech and a more powerful engine are all but dead certainties for the 2021 Isuzu MU-X.
LDV D90 Executive Bi-turbo diesel
The flagship of the LDV D90 range is now available with a twin-turbo diesel engine, cranking out 160kW and 480Nm. A new eight-speed automatic gearbox is available with this model too, which is two more gears than the petrol-engined D90.
The Executive trim is an extremely plush variant with sunroof, leather, power tailgate and other features you would not expect for the money. The LDV D90 is backed by a five year/ 130,000km warranty.
2020 Mazda CX-9
A strong seller and widely acclaimed, the CX-9 received a mild refresh for 2020.
Its 2.5-litre Skyactiv turbocharged engine has a flatter torque curve than many six-cylinder engines, while achieving four-cylinder fuel economy. Outstanding build and material quality, dynamic styling and true driving agility are just some of the reasons Australians have fallen in love with the CX-9.