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DSCOTY '06: SUVs over $30k
What is Dieselstation's best SUV over $30k of the year?
Chevrolet Trailblazer SS [ 5 ] ** [9.80%]
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 [ 7 ] ** [13.73%]
Land Rover Range Rover Sport [ 31 ] ** [60.78%]
Lexus RX400h/Toyota Highlander Hybrid [ 7 ] ** [13.73%]
Mercedes M-Class [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Subaru B9 Tribeca [ 1 ] ** [1.96%]
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clarkma5
post Dec 8 2005, 09:36 PM
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For more on the Dieselstation Car Of The Year '06 competition, please see this thread.

I canít be bothered to write the silly blurbs about the cars anymoreÖIím sure nobody reads them anyway. So, no little descriptions for these.

Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
Base MSRP:
$35,020
Available Engines: 6.0 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with 391 HP and 395 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 4-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear-wheel drive or Full-time 4-wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4552 lbs.





Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
Base MSRP:
$39,995
Available Engines: 6.1 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with 420 HP and 420 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Full-time 4-wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4788 lbs.





Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Base MSRP:
$56,750
Available Engines: 4.4 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 300 HP and 315 ft.-lbs. of torque; 4.2 liter DOHC 32-valve Supercharged V8 with 400 HP and 420 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 4-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Full-time 4-wheel drive with low-range gearing
Curb Weight: 5468-5670 lbs.





Lexus RX400h/Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Base MSRP:
$45,355 (Lexus); $33,030
Available Engines: 3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with Hybrid power system and 268 HP and 212 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: CVT
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive or Part-time All-wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4070-4365 lbs.







Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Base MSRP:
$40,525
Available Engines: 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 268 HP and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque; 5.0 liter SOHC 24-valve V8 with 302 HP and 339 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Full-time 4-wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4623-4743 lbs.





Subaru B9 Tribeca
Base MSRP:
$30,695
Available Engines: 3.0 liter DOHC 24-valve flat-6 with 250 HP and 219 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Permanent All-wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4155 lbs.



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Keitero-sama
post Dec 8 2005, 09:38 PM
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The SRT-8 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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DZ302
post Dec 8 2005, 10:30 PM
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Trailblazer SS. I mean, you can't really argue with the aftermarket potential of the LS2
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Mitlov
post Dec 9 2005, 09:41 AM
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Lexus RX400h/Toyota Highlander. For the way most people use SUVs--as raised wagons--it's the best here.

Off-road ability isn't really important, because almost no one actually goes off road with a $40k+ luxury SUV.
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post Dec 9 2005, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE(Mitlov @ Dec 9 2005, 08:41 PM) *
Lexus RX400h/Toyota Highlander. For the way most people use SUVs--as raised wagons--it's the best here.

Off-road ability isn't really important, because almost no one actually goes off road with a $40k+ luxury SUV.


I second that, though I know or have seen plenty of people take $40,000+ SUVs off-road.
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clarkma5
post Dec 9 2005, 02:09 PM
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I'm torn between the two american hot rods...the Jeep has more grunt, but the Trailblazer is lighter and undeniably less gaudy. But the Jeep also has more grip and (probably) will handle better.

uuhhhhmmmm...the chevy. The less gaudy nature of it tipped the scales I guess. Still like the SRT-8 a lot.
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McKhaos
post Dec 12 2005, 07:38 AM
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Range Rover Sport . Hands down . Style and performance in one package .
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goota
post Dec 12 2005, 09:11 AM
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i hate SUVs
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post Dec 12 2005, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(goota @ Dec 12 2005, 12:11 PM) *
i hate SUVs

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