The Best SUVs and Trucks Now on the Market

There's no question that SUVs and trucks are very hot right now.

October sales results for U.S. automakers received a healthy boost thanks to high demand for both.

At General Motors' (GM) sales of high-margin pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and crossovers all rose in October. At Ford (F) , a 15.9% spike in sales of its F-Series Pickup trucks drove sales last month, and in their third-quarter. At Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) sales of SUVs and pickup trucks, boosted its North American profit margin to 8% in the third quarter.

With consumer sentiment surrounding these trucks and SUVs ever increasing, TheStreet has compiled a list of the best truck and SUV models of 2017, according to Car and Driver.

Forget SUVs, check out this BMW. 

2017 Kia Soul
2017 Kia Soul

Voted the best subcompact SUV, this front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback vehicle "takes the small-crossover ideal a step further and backs up its outward appeal with a practical and enjoyable package that hits its target dead-on," Car and Driver wrote.

BMW X1
BMW X1

Voted the best subcompact luxury SUV, the BMW (BMWYY) X1 boasts front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback and a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter engine.

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Honda CR-V

Voted the best compact SUV, the Honda (HMC) CR-V boasts a front-engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback and "represents the zenith of the compact crossover SUV," Car and Driver noted.

The Porsche Macan
The Porsche Macan

Voted the best compact luxury SUV, the Macan comes complete with a front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback and packs 252 to 440 horsepower.

Mazda CX-9
Mazda CX-9

Voted the best mid-size SUV, the Mazda (MZDAF) CX-9 boasts a front-engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 4-door hatchback, and "undercuts similarly equipped rivals by several thousand dollars," Car and Driver said.

Audi Q7
Audi Q7

Voted the best mid-size luxury SUV, the Audi Q7 has a front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 4-door hatchback and "if you're looking for a mid-size luxury SUV, the Q7 is as beautiful as they come," according to Car and Driver.

Mercedes-Benz GLS450
Mercedes-Benz GLS450

Voted the best large SUV, this Mercedes-Benz packs all-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 4-door hatchback and a 3.0L V6 Biturbo engine.

Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline

Voted the best mid-size pickup, the Honda Ridgeline packs a front-engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door pickup and is considered "pleasant to live with on a daily basis simply sealed its victory."

The Ford F-150
The Ford F-150

Voted the Best Full-Size Pickup, the F150 "is simply the most fully realized full-size pickup truck on the market," Car and Driver said.

Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica

Voted the best van, the Pacifica comes complete with front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 7- or 8-passenger, 4-door van. Like Car and Driver exclaims, "The Pacifica just plain works, and it's our best van for 2017."

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