Six of The Top Crossover SUVs
The market for crossover SUVs has never been higher. Because they combine the trucklike capabilities of off road vehicles and the sophisticated, luxurious feel and excellent fuel economies of more demure vehicles, crossover SUVs are the best of both worlds. Trucks are still the most common choice for off road adventures, but crossover SUVs are quickly catching up in both the ability to and the choice for handling sport activities. The primary reason that smart car purchasers are choosing crossovers is because these cars offer enough room for the whole family, any friends and all the cargo as well. Below have been listed the pros and cons of six of the top crossover SUVs for the smart car purchaser.
2016 Honda HR-V
While this car may at first appear to be an average subcompact vehicle, appearances are deceiving. The low, flexible and expansive cargo hold area can be expanded by folding back the rear seats, allowing the compact little vehicle to out-haul most of the competition. The car also comes with a surprising number of options and features for the money, excellent fuel economy and the reputation of Honda to back it up. The downsides to this vehicle are that the touchscreen is rather cumbersome to use, the acceleration very slow and some of stated that the driving position is not comfortable. Overall, however, the Honda HR-V is considered to be one of the best crossover SUVs available.
2016 Mazda CX-3
There are many aspects that make the 2016 Mazda CX-3 the direct opposite of the Honda HR-V. The interior of the vehicle is quite small, even for a subcompact car. However, the precision steering and handling are up to par with the high class capabilities that Mazda has come to be known for. The fuel economy of this crossover SUV is similar to that of the 2016 Honda HR-V. The interior of the cabin, while rather undersized, has been thoughtfully crafted, is attractive and boasts a easy to use technology interface. This is a subcompact SUV designed for those seeking a subcompact car with all wheel drive, a high driving position and great style.
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
The 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek expands the definition of crossover vehicle, and even SUV, for it closely resembles an Impreza with a more rugged look and higher clearance. If this is something you are looking for, you’ll be glad to know that the vehicle comes with a larger cargo area than found in many crossovers, plenty of room to move about in the back seat, easy to use controls and a higher ground clearance than any car in this category except for the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. The downsides to this vehicle include an only average fuel economy and very slow acceleration.
2016 Honda CR-V
Those looking for an all around compact SUV need look no further than the 2016 Honda CR-V. This car comes with plenty of interior space as well as an expansive cargo storage area. The low load height will enable you to take advantage of the cargo space with ease. The features in the car are excellent, considering the price. This car is as reliable as all Honda vehicles are, making it an excellent choice for you.
2016 Mazda CX-5
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is one stellar crossover. Not only does it have excellent fuel economy and a high degree of driver engagement, but it also has a luxurious interior and some of the highest safety scores on the market. The braking, steering and suspension are all among the best in the class. The Mazda CX-5 offers family friendly cargo area and backseat spacing as well as a smooth ride quality. If you drive a small car and are planning to switch over to a crossover vehicle, the Mazda CX-5 will make the transition barely noticeable.
2016 Ford Escape
One of the primary strengths of the 2016 Ford Escape is the two turbocharged cylinders to offer rapid acceleration. The well designed cabin, specialized tech features (including one of the popular new Sync 3 touchscreens) and the sport-like handling have caused the 2016 Ford Escape to stand apart from the competition. While the Escape does not have as much room as a CR-V nor a fuel economy rivaling the top crossovers, it does appeal to those who are switching from car to crossover. Because it is less expensive than the Mazda CX-5, many people choose the Escape.