Five Crossover SUVs to Watch for in 2016
The 2016 crossover SUV model year brings a great deal of excitement to the automotive world. If you are seeking versatility, a crossover SUV is right up your alley. Here are some of the most intriguing crossover vehicles on the market.
When it comes to developing high-performance automobiles, Porsche is one of the top names in the business. Designed with a sporty chassis, the Porsche Macan is destined to keep your smiling throughout the day. The compact crossover is also loaded with extravagant features.
With a total output of 340 horsepower, even the base engine offers a strong performance. All-wheel drive comes standard. If you want to experience mind-boggling acceleration, opt for the top-of-the-line engine. The turbocharged six-cylinder engine produces a stunning 400 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It only takes about 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph. An air suspension system is available as an option.
The base S trim comes equipped with several noteworthy features, including 19-inch alloy wheels and a high-end audio system. Meanwhile, the optional sport exhaust makes the crossover sound aggressive. Some of the other upgrades include premium leather upholstery, ventilated seats, and a rear-seat entertainment system,
2016 Volvo XC60
The 2016 Volvo XC60 is a very well-rounded crossover. Not only does the XC60 offer several advanced safety technologies, but it also packs a lot of style. While the front-wheel-drive version is super efficient, you can also opt for a capable AWD system. All trim levels come loaded with a lot of equipment.
Volvo has tuned the base engine to produce a satisfying 240 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission helps the XC60 to return up to 31 mpg. If you are addicted to power, check out the high-performance R-Design model. The bigger turbocharged engine develops a muscular 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
Like most Volvo vehicles, the new XC60 provides superior impact protection. Some of the available driving aids include blind-spot monitoring, automatic braking, and drowsiness detection.
Although the QX50 doesn’t get a lot of publicity, it certainly offers an entertaining performance on the road. When you compare the QX50 to its competition, you will find that it is one of the best-handling crossovers in the class. Its sleek design is bound to receive plenty of compliments from onlookers.
The Infiniti QX50 is powered by a strong V-6 engine. A high-flow induction system helps it to produce a fulfilling 265 horsepower. When merging onto the highway, the crossover feels especially powerful. By installing a more responsive suspension, Infiniti was able to improve the QX50’s overall driving dynamics.
Up to seven passengers can climb aboard the new Q50. Aside from its family-friendly design, the versatile crossover also features several luxurious components. The standard tri-zone climate control system provides everyone with year-round comfort. Buyers can also opt for a Around View Monitor, which gives you unmatched visibility.
Hyundai truly did an exceptional job of designed the new Tucson. The small crossover’s fashionable styling and outstanding fuel efficiency make it hard to resist. Equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights, the Limited model can easily be mistaken for a far more expensive vehicle.
The base four-cylinder engine will keep most people happy. However, the optional turbocharged engine is a true gem. It churns out a respectable 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. To help maximize the engine’s performance and efficiency, it has been paired with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. When cruising along the interstate, drivers can get an economical 30 mpg.
Even the base SE model is designed with reclining rear seats. Some of the other standard creature comforts include heated mirrors, a rear-view camera, and a touch-screen display. The higher trim levels offer several upgrades, including a more powerful sound system and adaptive xenon headlamps.
Crossovers such as the Mazda CX-5 tend to stand out from the crowd. Although the CX-5 is affordable, it still offers a high-class driving experience. You are destined to fall in love with this crossover’s refined interior. Family members will also enjoy the crossover’s impressive amount of interior room.
Mazda’s exclusive SkyActiv technology enables the CX-5 to offer surprisingly quick acceleration. The available 2.5-liter engine produces an energetic 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, this crossover’s agile handling will delight a lot of drivers.
The new Mazda CX-5 earned a solid five-star safety rating. You can also take advantage of the its Smart City Brake Support system, which provides low-speed crash detection.