The best suvs in 2018


It is always difficult to determine the best car, because a wide range of different criteria is taken into account. Therefore, automotive publications prefer ratings. In the ranking, you can collect a wide list of cars that equally claim to high places, can boast certain advantages over competitors and enjoy well-deserved popularity among buyers. The best SUVs are determined on the basis of the basic requirements for cars in this segment. It should be not just beautiful cars, but real embodiments of the essence of off-road vehicles. Modern consumer demands have increased. Now, in addition to off-road performance, everyone needs comfort, convenience and entertainment. This is taken into account by automakers, trying to combine everything that is necessary for their customers in one body.

Ranking of the best SUV 2018

Top 10 best SUV 2018.

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Criterias of choice

For potential car owners there is a very acute question regarding which of the SUVs to choose, which car to give preference among such a huge range. To facilitate the solution of such a problem, you should clearly define your requirements. In compiling the ranking of the best off-road vehicles for Russia, the following selection criteria were taken into account:

  • reliability;
  • high level of comfort;
  • availability of modern equipment;
  • availability of choices (various configurations);
  • official representation in Russia;
  • developed service network;
  • good off-road performance;
  • optimum ratio of power and profitability.

It is a mistake to assume that buyers of large SUVs, and not crossovers, ignore the issue of fuel consumption. For them, it is also very important how much fuel a car consumes in the city and beyond. Now cars with a huge appetite are not in vogue, which is due to a significant increase in fuel prices. Therefore, in the priority are large, but quite economical SUVs.

Rating Representatives

In the top 10 among the best SUVs of 2018 in Russia, almost all the world leaders in the auto industry were hit. This is not surprising, since they have sufficient resources to implement the most complex projects. To make a car that will simultaneously meet the criteria of an SUV, but also to provide a high level of comfort, dynamics and economy, is not so simple at all. But many have coped with this task. Therefore, in the final ranking of the best SUVs were representatives of the following companies:

  • Volkswagen;
  • Audi;
  • BMW;
  • Toyota;
  • Land Rover;
  • Ford;
  • Mitsubishi;
  • Nissan;
  • Mercedes;
  • Lexus.

It is difficult to objectively judge which of the SUVs is better. Some managed to get to the top at once with two of their cars. This confirms the high status of automakers, their ability to adapt to modern requirements, as well as maintain a high level of quality of off-road vehicles. Now separately tell about each of the cars that managed to be in the ranking of the best SUV 2018.

Pajero Sport

Opens our top 10 best SUVs in Russia in 2018, a representative from Japan from the company Mitsubishi. The usual Pajero can also be included here, although the Sport version looks to many a more attractive solution. The manufacturer does not change its traditions, because the new version remains the same frame structure. This allows the car at the same time to move around the city and along the highway with comfort, and, if necessary, drive through the most difficult off-road sections. With its impressive dimensions, the car was made quite economical. Among all SUVs, Mitsubishi has some of the best fuel consumption figures. This is largely due to the presence of a 3.0-liter gasoline and 2.4-liter diesel engine with 209 and 181 horsepower, respectively.

Pajero Sport

In Russia, such a pleasure of Japanese origin is sold in 4 trim levels. The simplest with a diesel engine costs from 2.2 million rubles. For the top-end modification will have to pay about 2.8 million. The relatively low price and high quality of performance have done their job, thanks to which Pajero Sport is surely included in the rating. Some even believe that this is the best SUV for the Russian Federation in terms of price and quality.


The full-size SUV from the American company Ford appeared in its current generation at the end of 2014. In Russia, it turned out to be a year later, but immediately it began to be produced at the plant in Elabuga. The updated version has received a slightly improved appearance, but technically no changes have occurred. There is no need for this. The SUV is spacious, has an impressive luggage compartment, where all the seats are additionally folded, forming a flat loading area. In technical terms, the owner receives a 3.5-liter gasoline engine for 249 horsepower, or tvinturbo the same volume, but with a developed capacity of up to 345 horsepower. In total, in Russia, this SUV is sold in 4 trim levels. The price of the basic version starts from 2.6 million rubles. In the wealthiest equipment, Explorer costs 3.3 million. Explorer

Range Rover

Land Rover's legendary and desired by many fans of all-wheel drive SUVs. This is the flagship of the British company, which is periodically updated and changes generations. Currently relevant is the 4th generation of the jeep. At the end of 2017, there was a restyling, which corrected appearance and made some changes to the car's interior. The machine has a stunning appearance, excellent technical stuffing. This is a real luxury SUV, the only problem is the high price. But this does not interfere. Range Rover is in the top of the most popular and sold cars in Russia. For domestic buyers, this flagship is offered with several powertrain options with a power range from 249 to 525 horsepower. Separately, I would like to note a hybrid modification consisting of a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 116-horsepower electric motor. In total, the installation produces 404 horsepower. The prices here are really elite. The simplest basic equipment costs from 6.6 million rubles. For the top version cook at least 9 million.Range Rover Discounts for new cars! Profitable loan from 9.9% installments 0%


If you need more SUV, but less premium stuff and all sorts of accessories for the rich, and you remain loyal to the Land Rover brand, you should pay attention to the Discovery model. The car is large, spacious inside, attractive outside. The car is more focused on off-road operating conditions, although it feels confident in the city. Discovery has not deprived of various lotions and multimedia advantages. The standard scheme of the cabin assumes the presence of 2 rows of seats, but you can order a modification to 3 rows. And these are not conditional seats, but full-fledged seats for 2 adult passengers. A large luggage compartment, good traffic, confident work of the suspension make it possible to regard this model as a full-fledged SUV. Because a well-deserved place in the top.

As for the technical characteristics, the buyers from Russia are offered a choice of diesel and gasoline power units. These are engines of 3.0 liters with a capacity of 249 and 340 horsepower, respectively. Engines productive, but rather economical. If you are more concerned about saving, then it makes sense to take the diesel version. In the combined cycle, the consumption is 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers against almost 11 liters for a gasoline engine. The price is not as transcendental as that of the manufacturer’s flagship, but you can’t call it a cheap SUV either. Among the 5 configurations presented in Russia, the most affordable is 4 million, and the top version will cost from 6.3 million rubles. Discovery

LX 450d

There were a lot of doubts about which Lexus representative is better to include in the rating. The main struggle was between 450d and LX 570. But since now Russians have priorities that are changing more towards economy, it was a fair decision to enter the top of the diesel version. This is a premium large SUV from Lexus. This version practically has no external differences from its older brother, if one does not take into account a different type plate on the tailgate. The most interesting is in the engine compartment. Here the SUV received a diesel eight of 4.5 liters with a capacity of 272 horsepower. With such, as it seems at first glance, modest characteristics, the car easily accelerates from a spot to a hundred in 8.6 seconds. The level of fuel consumption is also encouraging, since in the combined cycle it is 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers. For Russia, 4 configurations are offered, the cheapest of which costs 5 million rubles. The amount is not small, but the SUV fully justifies every ruble.LX 450d


Two representatives of the VAG Group got into the rating at the same time, the first of which was the Touareg, produced under the Volkswagen brand. The new corporate style was not liked by everyone, since the entire model range has almost identical front parts. The fact of the similarity of the Golf and Touareg some upset. Although in fact the car began to look better compared to its predecessor. This SUV exists since 2002. The first generation had a number of problems, including not very reliable electronics and suspension. The new generation allows you to count on the absence of old defects and flaws. This is a good SUV for Russia, because it combines decent off-road performance and excellent adaptation to urban conditions.

Relatively low fuel consumption, fuel efficient engines and a modern, comfortable saloon ensure maximum driving pleasure and long journeys. Touareg has a permanent four-wheel drive. Pulling the car engines to 3.0 and 3.6 liters. The first diesel and produces from 204 to 245 horsepower, depending on the degree of force. The 3.6-liter gasoline version provides 249 horsepower. The current price for a new SUV in Russia is from 2.8 million rubles. Not the highest cost among competitors, because it deserves a place in the top.Touareg


Soplatformennik Touareg from Audi. The car also changed its generation, changed, but somewhat lost its former brutality. The new generation machine has a more family-friendly exterior, which is why the Pure fans are somewhat upset. But there is no real reason to get upset, because the car has remained the same large SUV with a sporty character and a peculiar disposition. This is an option for those who are not satisfied with the more mundane Touareg. Pure is more focused on the younger generation of drivers who want dynamics, more luxury and premium.

Although in many respects it is the same Touareg, the manufacturer does not like it when cars are identified and compared. Because initially, the Pure is more expensive and more powerful, which seems to hint at a higher level and class of an SUV. With his help, the German company is trying to impose the struggle of competitors in the face of BMW and Mercedes. It turns out they are frankly good. In the Russian Federation, an SUV is offered with a 3.0-liter diesel engine for 249 horsepower, as well as with 2.0 and 3.0 liter petrol engines for 252 and 333 horsepower, respectively. The price starts from 3.5 million rubles. Audi Pure

X5 and X6

There were long disputes about which BMW SUV is worthy of entering the top 10. Therefore, it was decided to include both cars at once. The X5 is a more classic representative of its class. Its history began in 1999 and continues successfully to this day. The car is brutal, dynamic, incredibly attractive and reliable. But off-road performance is not as impressive. With each new generation, Bavarians make it clear that their creation was created, rather, for the city and the highway, rather than rugged terrain. But if necessary, X5 will be able to pull out of a difficult situation, pass in a difficult climate and overcome a number of obstacles in its path. This is facilitated by a full permanent drive and 209 millimeters of ground clearance. Under the hood are diesel, gasoline engines and one hybrid power plant. Their power ranges from 218 to 450 horsepower.

The X6 has become a combination of an SUV and a coupe. Initially, the car was received positively. As a result, the car became very popular among young people, quickly won the hearts of fans even of classic BMWs. X6 appeared only in 2008. He has a unique sporty appearance and relevant technical parameters. This is more a crossover than an SUV, because on the road such a machine, few people exploit. Although with a ground clearance of 212 millimeters, he is not afraid of anything outside the city and the highway. Under the hood, the X6 has diesel and gasoline engines of various capacities. The weakest of them produces 249 horsepower, and the top engine is designed for 450 liters. with. The initial price is slightly different. If the basic X5 equipment now costs from 4 million rubles, then at least 4.6 million must be paid for the X6. The more additional components you want to take, the higher the final price tag. Plus, do not forget how the cost is influenced by more powerful motors.



German off-road car from Mercedes, which has impressive data, looks very expensive and solid. This is a choice for those who prefer luxury, wealth and self-confidence. The machine literally charges with energy. Mercedes has always been famous for the ability to create sophisticated cars that combine brutality, sporty character with simultaneous regularity. Describing the appearance of GLS is difficult, but you can say for sure that it is beautiful. Under the hood there are 3 engines to choose from. The initial version, which is installed in the basic package, is a 3.0-liter turbo-charged diesel engine, issuing 258 horsepower. The next in the hierarchy is also a 3.0-liter, but already gasoline biturbo engine. He is able to develop 333 horsepower. The top version is a biturbo 4.7-liter gasoline unit with 456 horsepower. He is able to accelerate to a hundred in some 5.3 seconds. But you have to pay for luxury. If you want to become the owner of such an SUV, prepare a minimum of 5.6 million rubles. GLS

Land Cruiser 200

The most popular among the favorite SUVs, ideal for Russia. No one is surprised by the fact that it is LC that most often appears on domestic roads. This full-size representative of his class inspires fear in others, but gives incredible confidence to its owner. Such a car is able to travel literally everywhere, starting from an ordinary city street or highway, ending in a blind road. This machine helps clearance at 230 millimeters, the ability to install large wheels, productive engines and four-wheel drive. But behind the brutal character lies a very thoughtful, ergonomic, expensive and high-quality interior. It is difficult to say who gets more pleasure from this car. The driver is provided with all sorts of options, a comfortable seat, comfortable steering wheel. Passengers have all the conditions to enjoy the trip.

In the base car is offered with a 4.6-liter gasoline engine with 309 horsepower. A good choice, but the appetite of 13.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle somewhat scares off potential buyers. Those who think about saving choose a 4.5 liter diesel twin turbo with 249 horsepower. The average consumption, according to the manufacturer, will be 8 liters. With all its advantages, it is very pleasant to surprise the cost of a car manufactured by Toyota. For their creation, they ask for from 3 million rubles, which, against the background of most competitors, looks very modest as for an SUV of this level.Land Cruiser 200

Since in the Russian Federation they like full-fledged off-road vehicles, and not conditional cars, more related to the crossover segment, only the best representatives of their segment were included in the rating. There are also a number of interesting and noteworthy cars that did not make it to the top for one reason or another.