Popular SUV’s in Wyoming.
The most popular vehicles in Wyoming are pickup truck trucks, however, right behind that is SUV’s.
SUV’s are defined as Sport Utility Vehicles, that are a little higher off the ground than a mini van and car but can also seat several people.
Vehicle’s in the U.S. are split into various classes depending upon size, volume, weight and whether the frame is built on a truck or car chassis. Here are 5 of the most popular mid-sized SUV’s in Wyoming.
5. Dodge Durango
The Dodge Durango is the 5th most popular selling mid sized SUV in Wyoming for 2017. Capable of seating up to 7 people, the three row SUV is available in RWD and AWD. Needless to say, the AWD version is the most common in Wyoming. The SXT model starts at around $32,595 MSRP in AWD. A total of 7 trim levels are available at the moment, going all the up to the most powerful 3rd row production vehicle, the Durango SRT. Engine choices include a 3.6 V6, the 5.7L HEMI and the SRT has the 6.4L HEMI V8. The Durango is loaded with the latest infotainment technology including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smart phone integration. Several smart phone apps can now be usable on the 8.4″ color UConnect color touchscreen. The Dodge Durango SRT was named Rocky Mountain Auto Press , ‘Crossover of the Year 2017′. Read our review of the Durango SRT here.
4. Toyota Highlander
For 2017, the Toyota Highlander was the 4th most popular selling mid-size SUV in the state of Wyoming. Another SUV that is available in all-wheel drive (AWD). We recently wrote a comparison on the Highlander Vs. the Atlas. The Highlander has been around since 2001 and is currently in it’s 3rd generation since 2013. The 3rd row Toyota gets a 3.5L V6 in the AWD powertrain that gets an estimated 22 mpg combined. What is great about the Toyota line up is that all trim levels get the safety features as standard (Toyota Safety Sense).The Highlander gets an overall 5 star rating from NHTSA for safety. Seating up to 8 people (depending on seat configurations) the Highlander starts at $34,540 MSRP for the AWD LE model.
Another Toyota in the top 5 most popular selling mid-size SUV’s for Wyoming. It’s no wonder with the off-road capability of the 4Runner and rugged terrain of WY that’s this one’s in the list. Here is our review from when we tested the 4Runner. The off-road road trim levels have a feature called Crawl Control, which is almost like an off-road cruise control. The vehicle can control speed down and up hills or over rocky terrain. This aids driving off-road reducing the need for pressing the brakes, potentially causing slip. 3rd row seating in the 4Runner is optional and prices start at around $34,610 MSRP. There are 6 trim levels available with the TRD Pro being the top of the range off which is not only tough off-road but tough to find too.
2. Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer is the 2nd best selling Mid-size SUV for 2017 in Wyoming. Available with intelligent 4WD and Terrain Management System allows selection of controls to suit terrain. This gives the car the ability to change its performance based on the terrain or conditions such as snow, mud or sand. The Explorer can tow up to 5,000lbs with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. It can seat up to 7 people with prices starting from around $32,785 MSRP for the 4WD.
1. Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most popular selling mid size SUV in Wyoming. Jeep say the Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever. With over 11 trim levels available, from the Laredo to the luxurious Summit (pictured above). From the off-road capable Trailhawk to the fastest production SUV, the 707 hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. No matter what you’re looking for in a 4WD SUV, the 5 seater Grand Cherokee probably has a trim level that has it covered. Prices start at $32, 995 MSRP for the Laredo edition in 4×4. Available is all the latest safety and driver assistance technology as well as infotainment and smartphone integration. The SUV also made it as no.1 on our ‘SUV’s with Impressive Ground Clearance’ list.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.