Top Picks In Key Categories of Today’s Hot Car Market

The performance of the US automotive sector is breathtaking with September stats setting a 10-year record. Here’s a quick survey of some of the key players in the hottest vehicle categories.

Despite strong challenges from rivals like Ford, Toyota and Nissan, the full sized SUV market is still dominated by the GM fleet. The GMC Yukon Denali, once viewed as a dinosaur, is increasing in sales offering borderline Cadillac style, with a sharp new exterior, incredible interior space and a suite of adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance gear that gets it very close to autonomous driving.

Among mid-size SUV crossovers the Acura MDX is a standout, with an established strong resale record. In addition to quality build and industry leading Honda engine tech, the new MDX offers an impressively upgraded collision avoidance system with rear cross-traffic alerts and a camera-based lane departure and mitigation system.

The new aerospace inspired Nissan Maxima takes the most chances in styling, while delivering strong value and performance in the diminishing but still significant sedan sector.

Amid the flood of new small SUV crossovers the Subaru XV Crosstrek scores as most authentic!