Zaxxun’s Top SUV Ranking (~Q1 2015)

Central to the Zaxxun creed is the virtue of excellence encapsulated in the motto “Excellence is my trademark.”

We open this year with a selection of Zaxxun’s top 10 picks for best SUV designs on the market today. The SUV (sports utility vehicle) is a key market segment in the automotive industry owing to its versatility in the design space: a perfect cross between the style and fashion of cars and the functionality and room capacity of vans.

How different is this Top 10 list? Compared with rankings in other sites, this list only considers one parameter: external design. In other words, if you were walking along a road and see an SUV pass by, how strong would be its tendency to make your head turn and take a second/closer look, or moreover make you stare in awe?  This is what Zaxxun would call the automobile’s “head turn”-ability.

In selecting from a vast array of brands and models, every curve and viewing angle of the design is carefully weighed out. If you don’t see a popular SUV in the list – then likely there was a feature that simply missed the mark (overly protruding bumper, too boxy, etc.), or it just had a “too ordinary looking” ambiance to it.

Simply put: to be counted into this list, you’ve got to be super-cool and awesome, reflecting  A-class design excellence. To all automakers that made it – we extend our heartfelt congratulations! Zaxxun salutes your success in bringing to life such a beauty in engineering craftsmanship.

#1. Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class / 2015 …

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#2. Lexus NX / 2014…

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#3. Jeep Cherokee / 2015…

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#4. Honda Vezel (HR-V) / 2014…

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#5.  Mazda CX-5 / 2015…

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#6.  Lincoln MKC / 2015…

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#7. Volvo XC60 / 2015…

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#8. Porsche Macan Turbo / 2015…

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#9. Nissan Murano / 2015…

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#10. BMW X3 / 2014…

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Nearly made it (no particular order) …

Ford Edge / 2015

Ford Escape / 2015

Ford Ecosport / 2014

Ford Kuga /2015

Buick Encore (Opel Mokka / Vauxhall Mokka) / 2015

Buick Enclave / 2015

Volkswagen Tiguan / 2015

Volkswagen Toureg / 2015

Chevrolet Trax / 2015

Subaru XV Crosstrek / 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport / 2015

Nissan Rogue (X-trail) / 2015

Hyundai Santa Fe, Grand Sta Fe / 2015

Audi Q5 / 2015

Lexus RX 350 / 2015

Porsche Cayenne / 2015

Infiniti QX70 / 2015

Chevrolet Traverse / 2015

Chevrolet Captiva / 2014

Lincoln MKX / 2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport / 2015

Hyundai Tucson / 2014

Hyundai ix35 / 2014

Kia Sportage / 2015

Kia Sorento / 2014

Toyota RAV4 / 2015

Toyota Harrier / 2015

Renault Koleos / 2015

GMC Acadia / 2014

Peugeot 2008 / 2014

Peugeot 4008 / 2014

Opel Antara / 2015

Citroen DS 6WR / 2015

Citroën C4 Aircross / 2015

Volvo V40 Cross Country / 2015

Honda CR-V / 2015

Dacia Duster / 2015

Fiat Freemont / 2015

Nissan Qashqai (Dualis) \/ 2014

 

To watch (coming soon) …

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cross

Maserati Levante

Jaguar C-X17

 

 

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