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Comparing the Top Selling 2 Door SUV Models: A Buyer's Guide


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If you wish to buy a 2 door SUV, you need to determine which best-selling models are available in the market. With gasoline prices continuing their upward trend, consumers want vehicles that are non-polluting and fuel-efficient. Since most consumers need small SUVs, the popularity of such vehicles is on the rise. Crossover SUVs maintain the safety and convenience of standard SUVs, but mini SUVs are becoming even more popular than crossovers as they are more fuel efficient. Auto manufacturers have hence increased production of such vehicles to increase their sales.

Mini SUVs

Mini SUVs are small, affordable, fuel-efficient vehicles that are safe and reliable. Many of these mini SUVs are 2-door vehicles that have a higher mileage due to their size. The Hummer Pick Up Truck H3T gets a mileage of 20 mpg and the Volkswagen Concept A mini SUV, has a roadster like look. Consumers also love the Audi Steppenwolf. A crossover that is both compact and stylish.

Small SUVs

In the last few years, consumers have opted for SUVs while cars and minivans have taken a backseat. Auto manufacturers are delighted to realize these vehicles are sought after by young buyers. Small SUVs are full time four-wheel drive vehicles but aren’t really capable of off-road driving. The Jeep Wrangler, however, is capable of being driven off the road and is equipped with a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission and a four or six cylinder engine. The engine output is 202 hp with 237 lbs-feet torque. It has a mileage of 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. The Suzuki Samurai is another 2-door vehicle that is small and affordable. Although not ideal for highway traffic, this vehicle is good for weekend getaways. Some buyers prefer the Suzuki Sidekick that’s available in a 2-door body style, because it’s economic to operate.

Mid-Sized SUVs

The 2-door Ford Explorer Sport is manufactured by Ford Motor Company, powered by a 4.0 liter V6 engine, and an optional 4-wheel or rear wheel-drive. It also has anti-lock brakes for the rear-wheel drive version. An SUV similar to the Explorer Sport was manufactured by Mazda and sold under the name of Navajo. This SUV, like the Explorer Sport, was also a 2-door sport utility vehicle.

Full-Sized SUVs

The 2-door, 5-passenger Chevrolet Tahoe was first manufactured by General Motors as the Blazer and was awarded the “Truck of the Year” award by Motor Trend magazine in 1996. This vehicle has a 5.7 liter V8 engine that can generate 255 hp at 4,600 rpm. The engine’s torque is 330 lb-feet at 2,800 rpm. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission and a fuel capacity of 30 gallons. The Tahoe is a 2-wheel drive vehicle with the engine mounted in the front.

All the vehicles mentioned in this article are popular, 2-door sport utilities ranging in size from the mini to the full-sized version. As a result of fewer doors, these SUVs are more fuel-efficient and come at an affordable purchase price. 

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