When it comes to selecting a 2012 crossovers, buyers will find they have plenty of choices. These used to be a rare body style, which was only produced by a few manufacturers. However, now, buyers will find that they can purchase a crossover in a very affordable price range, as well as the more luxurious price range. This will review a few of the top 2012 crossovers.
People, who are looking for something that is very affordable, might consider the Suzuki SX4. This is considered a compact crossover, which allows for a few benefits, but it may also be too small for a lot of families. This vehicle has room for five people; however, many people have mentioned that it would be difficult to seat five, normal sized adults. The vehicle should have plenty of room to sit two or three kids, as well as two adults, with a great deal of ease.
The SX4 has a 2.0 liter, four cylinder engine, which produces 150 horsepower. This Suzuki also gets 25 to 33 miles per gallon, which is very good considering it is a little bigger than a typical car, yet it only loses a few miles per gallon. The price ranges from $13,500 to $18,900 on this vehicle.
The Kia Sorento would be perfect for someone who wishes to stay on a budget, all while having a little more room. This vehicle claims to seat up to seven passengers; however, the third row is small. People will not be shocked at the third-row space, as they are buying a crossover, not a full-size sport utility vehicle. Buyers can select between two engine choices, a 2.4 liter, producing 175 horsepower, or a 3.5 liter, producing 276 horsepower. The gas mileage difference between the two engines is not a lot, as the 2.4 gets 21 in the city and 29 on the highway, while the 3.5 gets 18 in the city and 24 on the highway.
For crossover shoppers who want something with all of the bells and whistles, as well as a premium amount of space should choose the Lexus RX 350. This vehicle includes everything, that anyone could ever want, yet it is still at an affordable price. The starting price on this vehicle is just shy of $40,000, which may sound high, but it is actually one of the cheapest in the luxury crossover category. Owners will enjoy the powerful, 3.5 liter engine, which produces 276 horsepower.
However, they will still get 18 to 24 miles per gallon. People will find that these come standard with features, such as a wood grain steering wheel, heated power leather seats, navigation, back-up camera and an auto-lift tailgate. Lexus is produced by Toyota, so they have a reputation for building cars that are not only safe, but will actually last for generations to come.
Any of these 2012 crossovers would be an excellent choice. They each have their own pros and cons, but most of them are pretty self-explanatory, as people cannot expect to buy a $15,000, with the same amount of room as a luxury sports utility. They will also have to realize that crossovers are not race cars; therefore, they may have to settle for a lesser horsepower rating. Auto manufacturers have done an excellent job in making crossovers that are affordable on any budget.