2001 SUV Review

Ford Explorer continued to be the best selling mid-size 2001 SUV. This brand really was the catalyst into the SUV craze of the 90s and 2000s. Affordable, dependable, and more stylish than a station wagon, the Ford Explorer became the top pick for the average family.

Top features that consumers enjoy are automatic headlamps and the auto dimming rear view mirror. With regular maintenance this vehicle proved to be reliable and was still one of the last 2001 SUVs to be built on a truck chassis. Gas mileage averages 20 mpg, but some swear that it gets up to 29 on the highway.

A second top pick for the 2001 SUV is the Dodge Durango. It’s a powerful vehicle with it’s V-8 engine and very stylish. The 2001 model year saw a different dash with new gauges plus other interior features like tilt steering wheel with more range, bucket seats with cup holders, and new storage bins. There is comfortable seating for up to eight passengers. Buyers are attracted to the size and power of the Durango which is comparable to a full size SUV but still remains a mid size model.

As far as luxury model SUVs go, the 2001 Infinity QX4 is a top pick. With a 3.5 liter premium V-6 engine and an exterior makeover, power and style make this vehicle popular. It rides smoothly and handles curves as well as any sports car might. Exterior changes include a new front bumper and grill, integrated fog lights, and a rear bumper and tail light make over. It is longer for this model year at 184 inches and has a standard running board to making getting in and out easier.

Leather upholstery, wood trim, electro-fluorecent gauges, heated mirrors, and a Bose stereo system set this vehicle apart making it a strong contender in the luxury SUV category. The added 85 square feet of cargo room also makes this not just a good looking vehicle but a functional one. Plenty of leg room in the front adds to the comfort of the passenger. Available options like heated front seats and a moon roof are nice extras that put this vehicle a step beyond the competition.

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