If you are on the market for a crossover SUV today, there are so many options to choose from, it might get confusing to consumers which ones are worth reviewing, and which ones are not. Therefore, you must narrow down your options. You must consider what features you are looking for, price range, models, seating capacity, and safety, to determine what the best crossovers are on the market today. Based on price, performance, and “going green,” here are a few picks which consumers can consider to add to the best crossovers list they are compiling, when considering their purchase.
First off, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, coming in at a base of $19,500, this smaller crossover SUV, is designed with the consumer in mind, and is a great entry-level first SUV model. It offers seating for up to 5, has a 2.0L 4 cylinder, 148 HP engine, and can come in either AWD or FWD. The base model includes A/C, cruise control, 7 airbags, electronic stability control, and audio controls on the steering wheel. For consumers considering low price, yet high power, the Outlander Sport, is a great entry level model to consider.
Another model to consider, coming in at a base price of $20,000 is the Nissan Juke. This compact crossover has abundant features to appeal to all drivers, yet is still ranked as one of the least expensive models for consumers, giving you the best of both worlds. It is also a 5 seater model, with a turbocharged 180 HP engine, 1.6L 4 cylinder drive. Consumers can also choose from AWD or FWD in this model as well. It comes standard with CD/Stereo, MP3 and bluetooth connectivity, 6 standard airbags, and offers a leather interior for minimal upgrades. It gets 18 city and 24 highway MPG. For features, fuel, and low price, the Juke is a great model to consider as well.
A little pricer, coming in at $27,200, yet still affordable for a crossover SUV, the Ford Edge, gives a sporty look, and a clean interior finish, to appeal to all SUV lovers. It has been re-designed and gets reduced road noise as well as improved handling on the road and improved braking response times. It offers seating for up to 5 passengers, and has a large cargo space for the soccer mom to carry the equipment and groceries around in. It includes: a capless, fuel-filler system, programmable car key (allowing for programing certain warnings, including low fuel). It is powered by a 285 HP, 2.5L, V6 engine; or, consumers can also choose a 305 HP, 3.7L V6 engine (coming out later in the year). It offer a 15% fuel improvement from earlier models, and gets 20 city and 26 highway MPG. For the “green” choice, clean engine system, and a great looking vehicle, this is another consideration for consumers in the midsize crossover world to consider.
Whether you want the most economic choice in midsize crossovers, or whether you want the most fuel efficient model, drivers really have to narrow down their list, and consider which features are most important to them before making a purchase. These three models, offer low base prices, are fuel efficient, average seating and cargo space, and great interior features, considering the low price. So, when choosing the Best Crossovers, you have to decide what features make the best models in your mind.
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