Top 6 pickups and SUVs at the Chicago Auto Show

6 pickups and SUVs at the Chicago Auto Show | Newspress USA

Hyundai Santa Fe & Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe & Santa Fe Sport | Hyundai

On sale: Now

Features: Revised exterior styling, 2- (in Santa Fe Sport) or 3-rows (in Santa Fe) of seats, 3 drive modes: sport, eco and normal, 7-inch touch screen display with Android Auto, many new safety technology systems available

Performance: 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or 240-horsepower, 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine on the Santa Fe Sport; 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter, V-6 engine on the Santa Fe

Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada | Nissan

On sale: Summer 2016

Features: New exterior styling, standard navigation, 8-inch color display, heated front seats and 13-speaker Bose sound system. Its available features include forward and backup collision warning systems, 360-degree view camera and blind-spot intervention

Performance: 390-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8

Ram Power Wagon

Ram Power Wagon | Ram

On sale: Late fall 2016

Features: Distinctive off-road styling, seats with embossed inserts in the same pattern as the tire tread, electronic locking differentials, special suspension designed for off-road driving

Performance: 410-horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with up to 10,030 pounds towing capacity

Kia Niro

Kia Niro | Kia

On sale: Kia hasn't released an official date, but has confirmed it will be a 2017 model, so expect late summer/early fall 2016.

Features: Athletic exterior design, elevated seating position provides better view of the road, flat load floor for cargo, comprehensive infotainment and telematics system

Performance: 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor producing 249 total horsepower with an expected 50 miles per gallon combined gas mileage; a plug-in hybrid version will be available later.

Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan | Nissan

On sale: Summer 2016.

Features: Built on a separate chassis; it does not share any chassis components with its larger Titan XD sibling; it comes in 3 cab sizes, with 3 bed lengths and 5 model levels; it has 2-wheel or 4-wheel-drive configurations

Performance: 390 horsepower, 5.6-liter, V-8 engine; a V-6 will be available at a later date

Chevrolet Trax

Chevrolet Trax © General Motors

On sale: Fall 2016

Features: New, more aggressive exterior styling, upgraded interior and new 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen infotainment system with available Apple CarPlay, AndroidAuto and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot

Performance: 138-horsepower, 1.4-liter, turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine


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