Top 2024 SUVs We’re Holding Out For: The Road Ahead
As more new SUVs continue to roll off the production line, there are a few 2024 models we can’t wait to see. The top 2024 SUVs include the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, which has been taking a three-year break from the US. Additionally, the 2025 Lucid Gravity should be out next year as a brand-new model and Lucid’s first foray into SUVs. Finally, the 2024 KIA EV9 is an all-electric SUV set to take on some of the most popular models on the market.
Our most anticipated 2024 SUV is the Toyota Land Cruiser
Yes, for 2024 SUVs, the return of the Toyota Land Cruiser is a big one. If you’ve read any of my work this year, it might not come as a shock that I am excited about the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser. Pricing is supposed to start around $55,000, and after a three-year break from the US market, these First Editions won’t last long. Plus, Toyota only plans to make 5,000 of these 2024 SUVs for the first run.
Toyota is using its i-FORCE MAX turbo 2.4L four-cylinder hybrid powertrain in all versions for the first year. That offers 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque in all trim levels. The popular body-on-frame platform uses a ladder frame for a more rigid chassis. It is also more narrow and a little shorter for better capability off-road.
All 2024 Land Cruisers get full-time four-wheel drive and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. What more could we want? I would buy a Land Cruiser tomorrow if I could. I’m hoping for just a ride in one at some point. The Land Cruiser seems to hold its own on and off-road in media testing and other events. I’m excited to see this nostalgic model back in the US market to see what it can do.
2024 SUVs like the Lucid Gravity are coming in hot
The 2025 Lucid Gravity is still on our 2024 SUV list because it should be out sometime next year. It slides into a niche but growing segment, luxury electric SUVs. Lucid thought of everything with the new Gravity SUV, including flexible space in the cabin and an expansive cargo area that rivals the Chevy Tahoe.
On top of that, Lucid hopes to have one of the fastest-charging and longest-range electric vehicles out there. The aim is for 440 miles of range, but more details will be out soon. Staring at around $80,000, this luxury EV will offer plenty of space for seven passengers. While I don’t need a luxurious seven-passenger electric SUV, I can see the allure of such a model. The Lucid Air has been a big seller, and the Gravity could hit the market at just the right time.
As more automakers delve into the luxury EV SUV segment, it will be interesting to see how the Lucid Gravity assimilates. It looks great from our end, and I can’t wait to see the range for the different trim levels. Lucid will probably offer some First Edition and then other models down the line.
The all-electric 2024 KIA EV9 has big shoes to fill
The most accessible 2024 SUV we’re excited about is probably the 2024 KIA EV9. Kia’s new electric model will be the biggest SUV in its lineup, and some of its biggest competition might come from the brand itself. It will have seven seats and plenty of room for the whole family, much like the exceedingly popular Kia Telluride.
Kia will offer long-range models with bigger battery packs, but a smaller battery pack with rear-wheel drive will probably be the most affordable. All-wheel drive will also be an option, but that usually impacts range. Kia says the 2024 Kia EV9 price will start at $54,900 for the base model. The fully loaded EV9 is $73,900. A Kia Telluride starts at $35,990, which adds to its appeal. It will be interesting to see how the EV9 sells immediately and if the higher starting price drives away shoppers. Either way, we are excited to see it.
A lot of 2024 SUVs, cars, and trucks are hitting the market in the next few months. Even though these are the ones we are most excited about, it is shaping up to be a new chapter for the automotive industry. Will more electric SUV options be dropping soon, or will automakers straddle the line of ICE vs. electric vehicles for a little longer? Only time and press releases will tell.