Crossover SUVs are appealing for so many reasons, combining the roominess of an SUV with all the best features of a regular car. However, there are so many to choose from that sometimes it can seem overwhelming. This article showcases ten of the best crossover SUVs on the market right now and explains what makes each one special.
1. 2017 Nissan Murano
The 2017 Nissan Murano boasts an upscale interior with clear and simple controls, as well as incredibly comfortable seats that will guarantee a great ride. This stylish car is also incredibly safe, with a range of safety features – it was even recognized as a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A solid choice in terms of both comfort and performance, the Nissan Murano makes the top ten because of the great value for money it offers in comparison with competing crossovers, as well as the incredibly lovely interior.
2. 2017 Ford Edge
The new Ford Edge earns its place on the list by virtue of being an incredible choice for families. This car is just so comfortable: there’s an excellent amount of headroom which is great for tall travelers, the seats look smart while being really comfortable, and there’s comfort-tuned suspension which ensures a smooth ride no matter what the road surface is like. Additionally, there’s a good range of engines to choose from to suit your budget, there’s a lot of cargo space in comparison to rivals, and it can easily accommodate three car seats for the kids.
3. 2017 Mazda CX-5
This newly redesigned Mazda is a fantastic all-around choice. Whether you prioritize performance, interior experience or handling, there’s something to admire here. Updated with easy handling that makes you feel like you’re driving a smaller car and a new touchscreen entertainment system, this car is also wonderfully efficient with great fuel economy. Apart from the engine power which is broadly average, this sleek crossover deserves a place on the list for being an attractive and efficient all-rounder that is genuinely enjoyable to drive.
4. 2017 Ford Escape
The new 2017 Ford Escape tends to rank well in its class and has a range of new features for 2017. Choose to upgrade to one of their turbocharged engines which are packed with fuel-saving features, and you’ll experience a performance that is both satisfying and efficient. There’s also new safety features to put your mind at ease, and an upgraded technology system which now allows you to lock and unlock the car with your smartphone. Coupled with a good-quality interior, the Ford Escape is a fantastic choice if you want lots of cool tech features as well as some awesome optional engines to pick from.
5. 2017 Hyundai Tuscon
Put simply, the new Hyundai Tuscon is one of the safest compact crossover SUVs on the market, has received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s also a decently powered car which also manages to have an ample amount of room for all the family, with roomy rear seats that accommodate adults easily. Despite the fact that the interior materials aren’t quite as luxurious as those of other cars on this list, the Tuscon still merits a spot due to the comfort and safety it provides.
6. 2017 Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento does not have the most powerful engine on this list, but it more than earns its place in two areas: fuel economy and safety/reliability. Offering great gas mileage that will save you money, the Kia Sorento has a lovely, comfortable exterior and an average amount of room for its class. However, it is very safe, with many safety features and excellent crash test ratings, as well as boasting one of the best warranties out there.
7. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
This sleek, attractive crossover SUV is a great choice for families, as it seats up to eight people and has a plethora of all-important safety features including vehicle and pedestrian detection and an effective pre-collision system. The fuel economy is second to none, giving you as much as 29mpg in the city and 27 on the highway – impressive when the average for an SUV of this size is 19 and 25mpg respectively. Plus, the fact that it’s a hybrid will allow you to feel good about reducing your carbon footprint without sacrificing power.
8. 2017 Honda CR-V
This one has been fully redesigned for 2017, and reviewers agree that the changes have made it something special. As well as adding a turbocharged fuel-efficient engine, something that the previous models had been in need of, the 2017 model handles better and is generally a smoother ride. However, the best thing about the CR-V range has always been the comfortable, spacious interior and excellent cargo space. Offering a lot of legroom compared to similar crossovers, as well as heaps of space for child seats, the interior boasts soft-touch materials that ensure you a comfortable and pleasant ride.
9. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
This impressive-looking crossover has an enormous range of fantastic technological features that come as standard, from the excellent safety features that will put your mind to rest to the eight-inch touchscreen entertainment system to the heated seats. It comfortably seats seven which makes it a viable choice for larger families. There’s also a Sport version which, while the engine just isn’t as good, is great value for money compared to other crossover SUVs. The Hyundai Santa Fe, despite being a good all-rounder, is special because of the innovative technology it offers.
10. 2017 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot is a fantastic mid-size crossover, which has heaps of safety features that help drivers to avoid accidents. There are three rows of seats which are comfortable enough for adults and more cargo space than other comparable cars. It comes with a powerful engine as standard and is very easy to steer for its size, providing a great driving experience. This one makes the list as a great all-rounder, though it excels in size and also the responsiveness that makes it easy to maneuver, meaning it’s a good city car.
These ten compact SUV crossovers represent a range of prices, sizes, and appearances. Some excel in the area of performance, some in terms of fuel economy. Some are great for families with lots of room and great safety features, while some are sleek and stylish, packed with technology. However, one thing that is certain is that there is something in this list to suit every taste.