Soon after their launch, crossovers began to gain prominence and were sold at a high pace because it resembled an SUV and were relatively cheaper. The crossovers offered many of the SUV’s features with a bit of a compromise. By giving up some features, the car felt much lighter and that contributed to speed and fuel efficiency that the full-sized SUVs and minivans lacked.
Nowadays, with manufacturers experiencing a downfall in SUV sales, compact SUVs are now gaining more prominence and these now come with a standard AWD option. However, there are a few crossovers that run on front wheel drives to maintain a base price. Here is a handpicked list of the five popular crossover cars that you can choose from.
The Nissan Rogue is a popular choice among compact SUVs. It is the best crossover car in Nissan’s line-up and is usually listed as among the top five best selling vehicles in the country. It is very spacious, attractive, well equipped, affordable, and one of the best picks for family usage. The 2018 model Nissan Rogue is upgraded with a ProPilot Assist feature that helps you drive the vehicle in semi-automatic mode. It is more spacious than most of the compact crossovers.
The Honda CR-V is also one of the most loved and attractive crossovers. The new 2018 Honda CR-V has some interesting features that include full LED headlights with LED DRL, LED fog lights, heat rejecting green tinted glass, smart entry and lock system, cross traffic monitor, and city brake active system that makes it among the best crossover family cars today.
The new Chevrolet Equinox 2018 is definitely a better choice than the one preceding it. It more refined, attractive, and is, surprisingly, around 400 pounds lighter than the weight of its competing crossovers. Chevrolet’s engineers have designed it in such a way that it is noise proof which makes it ideal for both long and short commutes.
If you were looking for a midsized SUV without a three-row seat, the Ford Edge would be the right pick. While the Subaru Outback and Jeep Grand Cherokee hold up in rough outdoor terrain, the Ford Edge is designed for people expecting a premium-driving experience. It has a decent cargo space, and if you want a larger cargo space, then you can fold down the rear seat to a typical 2-row compact crossover.
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best selling compact crossovers in the country. The interior comes with a cloth upholstery. You will find the RAV4 in some of the top comparison videos online. This crossover is a mix of practicality, reliability, and standard features that includes the RAV4 in the list of some of the best crossover cars.