Unlike the European Car Classification, where all vehicles are categorized, that is, depending on the size of the body and their cost, in the U.S. a completely different system of categories for cars.
For example, a car such as Chevrolet Malibu in America is considered a standard medium and small car when, as in Europe and in our country, this car is considered full-size auto-sedan. Let’s not go into details, why the system of classification of vehicles in different countries of the world is so different.
Today we want to draw your attention to the American SUVs and pickups, which are distinguished by the grand dimensions of the body and powerful engines. It should be noted at once that these American SUVs are out of competition in the world car market. The American giantomania in the automobile world is a distinctive feature of all automobile brands of the USA. We offer our readers a large overview of large American SUVs and pickups, which could not take root in old Europe because of their high fuel consumption, as well as because of the narrow streets of cities in the European Union, where such cars are very crowded.
The Cadillac Escalade EXT.
Adding an abbreviation such as “EXT” to the model name indicates that the vehicle has a pickup body, unlike the standard Escalade. With a length of 5.65 metres and a height of 1.89 metres, this car in the “EXT” version does indeed approach the cargo category of automobiles (as classified in Europe). In order to drive such a huge off-road vehicle on the road, the Cadillac engineers installed under its hood a 6.2-liter 400 hp engine.
The normal Escalade version has a length of 5.19 meters. Today’s generation of this off-road vehicle is equipped with the same V8 engine, which is installed on the Escalade EXT. But there is also a hybrid version, which, thanks to its electric motor running in conjunction with a gasoline engine, can reduce fuel consumption to 11 litres per 100 kilometers.
The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can be ordered today in two body versions, i.e. with a double cabin or with a double cabin. There are also three body lengths available: 1.77m; 2.01m and 2.44m. Behind a huge chrome grille hides, depending on the version, three powerful engines with volumes: 4.3 litres V6; 5.3 litres V8 and 6.2 litres V8.
This vehicle has not changed its name in record time, since the start of this car production. The most famous off-road vehicle in the USA today. This car is produced since early 1936. Today’s model has a body length of 5.69 meters and is available with two gasoline engines: 5.3 liter V8 and 356 hp V6.
The pickup version of Suburman is called Chevrolet Avalanche. The length of this SUV is slightly less than the standard version of the car, which is 5.62 meters. This model uses the same engines as the Suburman in its traditional body.
Chevrolet Tahoe PPV
With a length of 5.13 meters Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the smallest American SUVs. Due to its size and power of 396 hp, this car has become popular with the U.S. police.
Almost modest in length, 5.07 meters, the Dodge Durango SUV as well as Tahoe is one of the smallest American SUVs. When buying a new car, the customer has the opportunity to choose two different volume and power motors for the car: 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter V8.
Dodge Ram 1500
This is another popular SUV in the United States. The basic version of the car has a length of 5.31 meters. The model you see in the photo is a version of “Crew cab”, with four doors.
Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty
If friends pay their attention to the advertising photo of this huge off-road vehicle, you can see in the background behind the car a construction site, which hints to all of us that the Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty can carry not only lightweight cargo. The version of this off-road pickup truck has a huge length, which is 6.68 meters, and the power of this pickup truck allows it to carry cargo weighing up to 4.7 tons on the trailer.
Dodge Ram 5500 Chassis Cab
The basis and base for a lot of special equipment in America is still the same popular Dodge Ram. So, for example, on its basis (base) in the U.S. trucks are produced. Many off-road vehicles are delivered from the factory only with a cabin and an empty frame, so that later, depending on the application of the vehicle, you could equip the vehicle with the necessary special body.
The largest off-road vehicle created by Ford, Ford Expedition, has a length of 5.24 meters, and under the hood it has a 5.4-liter V8 engine with an output of 314 hp and maximum torque of 495 Nm.
This is a bestseller among all Ford cars sold in the United States. For many years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling car in America. Buyers can choose for themselves this legendary off-road vehicle with a six-cylinder engine with an output of 306 hp, or with a more powerful “eight” (engine) with an output of 416 hp.
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
This is a sports modification of the car of traditional and popular version – F-150. It is the most powerful off-road vehicle of Ford brand. The new version of the car was released in order to attract a younger generation of people (motorists) to it.
Ford Super Duty Platinum
Also Ford has extended versions of vehicles based on the F-150 off-road vehicle, which have the following names: F-250, F-350 and F-450, the length of these vehicles reaches 6.29 meters and they are able to carry cargo weighing up to 4 tons.
GMC Sierra 2500 HD SCV
The current generation of GMC Sierra cars has appeared on the automobile market quite recently, it is directly and closely connected with such car as Chevrolet Silverado model. The most powerful engine offered by the automaker is the 6.2-liter V8.