This Year in Gear
The Best SUV and Truck Releases of 2018
This year saw a continued, meteoric rise in popularity of trucks and SUVs – both new models and vintage vehicles. From traditional luxury SUVs and high-performance burly tracks stars to a growing population of off-road hungry trucks and vintage overlanders, there’s no doubting the world’s insatiable appetite for big ol’ people carriers. These are some of the best SUV and truck announcements of 2018.
Why did Ford want to dilute it's stellar Ford Performance lineup by trying to make a milquetoast crossover exciting?
Legacy Overland knows how to upgrade a vintage four-wheeler and still keep it classy and tasteful.
Finally, a Yukon Denali with performance to match the plush.
Ford's new lifted, diesel-powered Ranger is an off-road monster that isn't coming to the US.
While the Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma all get upgrades, it's the latter that has us the most excited.
The Italian SUV hustled around the Nürburgring in just under 7 minutes 52 seconds. That's damn quick for a grocery-getter.
If indeed it goes into production, our friends in Europe will find themselves with a turnkey adventure mobile, replete with honest off-road cred and serious good looks.
The Luxury pickup now has the tools it needs to bring you off-road and keep you in the lap of luxury at the same time.
Jaguar and Maserati are doubling down on their brand new luxury SUVs and giving them supercar levels of performance.
Special editions tend to be nothing more than a paint job and extra trim pieces. The Tahoe Custom Midnight has a healthy dose of practicality mixed in.
The Maybach line will soon be more than just quilted leather and chilled cupholders in Mercedes' "halo of halo" models.
Ford's street-legal, daily-driveable Baja racer is set to get more upgrades to increase its off-road capabilities further still.
The 2019 BMW X5 carries the classic mid-sized SUV DNA, now with a little more focus on off-road capabilities.
The iconic off-roader is now a perfectly-fine mid-size crossover.
As of now, a US-bound Ranger Raptor is still undecided. But if the excitement over this promo video is anything to go by, Ford would be insane to hold back from the American market.
Audi redesigned the second generation compact Q3 SUV taking a heap of inspiration from the all-new Q8.
This Range Rover brings the two mindsets of living large and off-road capabilities together in its own unique way.
You don't need a massive SUV to tow these lightweight trailers from the new brand TetonX. Starting at 700lbs, all you need is a small car and a sense of adventure.
Your dog deserves nothing but the best.
The Wrangler Moab is the first new edition of the current generation Jeep. Combining the Sahara and Rubicon, it sets a new standard.
Chevrolet pulled a fast one on everybody and announced the Colorado ZR2 Bison concept is actually in production and will go on sale January 2019.
Audi is busy bolstering its SUV lineup with entirely new models, but more importantly, it's slotting in S-level performance version as well.