List of Canada’s Best SUVs of 2016


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Canada’s Top 10 Best SUVs of 2016

Find out what the Best SUVs of 2016 in Canada are as recommended by auto experts. Our panel of Experts has shortlisted different SUVs in various categories based on various parameters.

Popular SUV Brands in Canada

Acura
Aston Martin
Audi
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Dodge
Fiat
GMC
Honda
Jeep
Lincoln
Mercedes-Benz
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Porsche
Ram
Subaru
Tesla
Toyota
Volkswagen
Volvo

Canada’s Best SUVs of 2016: Top 10

1. Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback is the mid-size SUV alternative designed to help you get more enjoyment out of life’s adventures. The Outback arrives with the choice of two different SUBARU BOXER engines gives, both of which deliver potency, efficiency and ultimate satisfaction. The Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD system is now complemented by X-Mode† for even more rugged capability, while the car-like handling makes the open road equally enticing. There are also more advanced safety systems, greater refinement, greater utility, more passenger space and more amenities to make even the most adventurous drive feel unexpectedly civilized.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • 3.6L Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)
  • 24-valve, horizontally opposed
  • 6-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine
  • Electronic Throttle Control
  • Dual Active Valve Control System
  • Power – 256 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Vehicle type – SUV
  • Assembly – Lafayette, IN

Capacities:

  • Passengers – 5
  • Fuel tank – 70 l (18 gal)
  • Trunk – 1,005 to 2,075 l (35 to 73 ft³)

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Extraordinary cargo capacity
  • Outstanding traction on muddy/steep terrain
  • Large back seat

Negative Reviews:

Base engine sometimes feels underpowered

2. Toyota Highlander AWD XLE

Toyota Highlander AWD XLE

Highlander’s roomy interior gives you enough space to seat up to eight people and provides more comfort along the way with reclining third-row seats. Available second-row captain’s chairs help Highlander comfortably seat seven and offer the same great versatility. You can even get heated second-row captain’s chairs on the Limited grade with Platinum Package.

Specifications:

Design:

  • Athletic design
  • Adjustable power liftgate
  • Chromtec wheels
  • Easy in/easy out
  • Upscale seating
  • A smarter dash

Interior:

  • Seating for up to 8
  • Increased cargo space
  • Quiet interior
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Conversation mirror
  • Rear-seat entertainment

Technology:

  • A powerful entertainment system
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard backup camera with projected path
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Available Lane Departure Alert (LDA)

Performance:

  • Two smart engines
  • Improved mpg
  • Fun to drive
  • 5000-lb. towing capacity
  • Available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive

Safety:

  • IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus
  • Star Safety System™
  • Ventilated disc brakes
  • Advanced Airbag System
  • Child safety seat restraint system
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Quiet, composed ride
  • Ample small-item storage
  • Strong V6 engine

Negative Reviews:

Less maximum cargo space than rivals

3. Porsche Macan S

Porsche Macan S

The new Macan – built for an intensive life in which the thirst for experience and thrills and spills are ever-present, and in which new challenges are a permanent driving force. Built for a life that refuses to be hemmed in by conventions and feels all the more authentic for it. Direct and intimate. A Sports Car that gives us what we’re looking for: that feeling of being alive. The new Macan. Life, intensified.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Layout / number of cylinders – 6
  • Displacement- 2,997 cm³
  • Engine layout – Front engine / active all-wheel drive
  • Power 250 kW (340 hp) at rpm 5,500 – 6,500 1/min
  • Max. torque (Nm) – 460 Nm at rpm – 1,450 – 5,000
  • Compression ratio – 9.8 : 1

Performance:

  • Top speed – 254 km/h
  • Acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph)- 5.4 s
  • In-gear acceleration (80-120km/h) (50-75 mph)- 3.6 s

Fuel Consumption/Emissions:

  • Urban in l/100 km – 11.6 – 11.3
  • Non-urban in l/100 km- 7.6 – 7.3
  • Combined in l/100 km- 9.0 – 8.7
  • CO2 emissions in g/km- 212 – 204

Body:

  • Length – 4,681 mm
  • Width – 1,923 mm
  • Height – 1,624 mm
  • Wheelbase – 2,807 mm
  • Fuel tank – 65 l

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Smooth ride
  • Engine performance

Negative Reviews:

  • Sloping roofline compromises boot space
  • Too many buttons

4. Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

The CR-V has always had some of the best fuel economy ratings for SUVs, and they just got better. With its new 2.4-liter, Earth Dreams Technology™ DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), the CR-V received a whopping 34-mpg rating on the highway

Specifications:

Vehicle:

  • Front-Engine
  • Front-wheel-drive,
  • 5-passenger
  • 4-door hatchback

Displacement:

  • 144 cu in 2356 cc
  • Power: 185 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Torque: 181 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

Dimensions:

  • Wheelbase: 103.1 in
  • Length: 179.4 in
  • Width: 71.6 in Height: 64.7 in
  • Passenger/cargo volume: 101.5/35.2 cu ft
  • Curb weight: 3442 lb

Fuel Economy: EPA city/highway: 27/34 mpg

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Advanced Features
  • Best looking

Negative Reviews:

Lack of fuel efficiency

5. Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Nissan Rogue SL AWD

The Rogue’s name and its snappy looks might fool you into thinking it’s an entertaining drive, but instead it’s simply a competent family hauler with an easygoing nature.

Specifications:

Vehicle:

  • Front-engine
  • 4-wheel-drive
  • 5-passenger

Engine:

  • DOHC 16-valve inline-4
  • Aluminum block and head
  • Port fuel injection

Displacement:

  • Power: 170 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

Dimensions:

  • Wheelbase: 106.5 in
  • Length: 182.3 in
  • Width: 72.4 in Height: 67.5 in
  • Curb weight: 3668 lb

Fuel Economy: EPA city/highway driving: 25/32 mpg

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Appealing new look
  • More advanced safety features

Negative Reviews:

Carryover powertrain

6. Lincoln MKC

Lincoln MKC

The MKC shares a platform with the Ford Escape, but with its elegant sheetmetal and distinctive grille, few will mistake it for its mainstream sibling. The MKC is lower, longer, and wider, with standard features such as xenon headlights and heated seats.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4
  • Aluminum block and head
  • Direct fuel injection

Dimensions:

  • Length: 179.2 in
  • Width: 73.4 in Height: 65.2 in
  • Wheelbase: 105.9 in
  • Curb weight: 4066 lb

Fuel Economy: EPA city/highway: 18/26 mpg

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Excellent Steering, Handling
  • Impressive cabin materials
  • Strong Turbo Engine

Negative REviews:

Cramped Back Seat

7. Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC

The GLA’s curvy but upright profile, sculptured body sides, tall 18- and 19-inch wheels, and exaggerated trim give it attitude that Mercedes expects to attract young, affluent first-time luxury buyers who want the capability of a crossover without the stodgy family appearance of a more traditional compact SUV.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve
  • Direct fuel injection
  • Aluminum block and head

Dimensions:

  • Curb weight: 3496 lb
  • Length: 173.9 in
  • Width: 71.0 in Height: 60.0 in
  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in

Fuel Economy: EPA city/highway: 24/32 mpg

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Stylish lines
  • Compact size popular
  • Easy to drive

Negative Reviews:

Backseat room tight

8. GMC Yukon XL Denali

GMC Yukon XL Denali

Take a seat in the new 2015 Yukon XL Denali, and it’s quickly apparent this full-size SUV sets a new standard for comfort, innovation, and refinement. Aluminum and woodgrain accents look real because they are, and three rows of seating offer exceptional passenger comfort.

Specifications:

Engine & Performance:

Fuel Economy: (CTY/HWY) 14/20 mpg

Transmission: 8-speed Shiftable Automatic

Brakes:

  • Power-assisted
  • Four-wheel ABS with Duralife rotors
  • Vented front and rear rotors
  • Four-wheel disc

Capacities:

  • EPA interior volume (cu ft / L): 122.4 / 3466
  • Fuel tank (gal / L): 31 / 117
  • Engine oil (qt / L): 8.5 / 8.0

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Composed handling

Negative Reviews:

Hybrid edition is gone

9. Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC

Mercedes-AMG rigorously continues its product initiative: with the new GLA 45 AMG the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz makes a dynamic statement in the strongly growing segment of the compact SUV.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Turbocharged and intercooled
  • DOHC 16-valve inline-4
  • Aluminum block and head
  • Direct fuel injection

Displacement:

  • 121 cu in, 1991 cc
  • Power: 355 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 332 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm

Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

Dimensions:

  • Curb weight: 3589 lb
  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in
  • Length: 175.0 in
  • Width: 71.0 in Height: 58.2 in

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Mini-CLS silhouette
  • Eager turbo four-cylinder engine

Negative Reviews:

Rear-seat headroom is Tight

10. Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe

Tahoe is the versatile full-size SUV that features a stunning exterior design, a beautiful, functional interior that includes available power-release second-row and fold-flat third-row seats, and the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology you need to stay connected to your world.

Specifications:

Engine:

  • Direct fuel injection
  • Pushrod 16-valve
  • V-8 aluminum block and heads

Displacement:

  • Torque: 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
  • Power: 355 hp @ 5600 rpm

Dimensions:

  • Wheelbase: 116.0 in
  • Length: 204.0 in
  • Width: 80.5 in Height: 74.4 in
  • Curb weight: 5756 lb

Fuel Economy: EPA city/highway: 16/22 mpg

Customer Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

  • Composed handling
  • Quiet, high-end cabin

Negative Reviews:

Less cargo space than rivals