The modern soccer mom does not want the previous stigma attached to driving a boring minivan, so a crossover vehicle is the perfect alternative. A new 8 passenger crossover can be fuel efficient, accommodate a large amount of people and items, and be quite luxurious at the same time.
The top three 8 passenger crossover vehicles are the 2011 Honda Pilot, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2011 GMC Acadia. The Honda Pilot has a base price of around $28,000. It drives like a car with its fully independent suspension and handles very well. The Pilot can be purchased in front or four wheel drive and has great fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. All Pilots seat eight people comfortably in three rows and has four wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control, and front and side airbags. It is a mid sized crossover with solid body construction for durability. It comes with the basic 36 month/36,000 mile warranty.
The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is a full utility automobile that has a smooth ride and high cargo capability. The seats are high for the affect of a truck while it manages to seat eight with three rows of seating. It includes many standard safety features like overhead, side, and front airbags, antilock brakes, and traction/stability control. It is priced from $28,000 to $38,000 and manages good fuel economy for a large crossover at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. It also comes with Chevy’s 36,000 mile/3 year warranty. It handles like a car with the advantages of an SUV. The Traverse has a 3.6 liter V6 motor and an all-wheel drive model is available. The cargo space is abundant even before the seats are lowered.
The 2011 GMC Acadia is the most expensive of the three crossovers with a price tag of $32,000-$45,000. It also has a smooth and responsive ride like a car with a lot of cargo room and high seats. The vehicle can be purchased in either 2WD or 4WD with the fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 highway. It too comes with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty and is equipped with many safety features like side and front airbags, antilock brakes, and traction control. Its high end Denali edition features a state of the art stereo system, climate control, leather seats, and other luxuries. The Acadia is one of the roomiest crossovers in its class.
There are many people searching for a larger vehicle that is comfortable and reliable. Today, an 8 passenger crossover vehicle can accommodate large families who want a lot of storage space as well as adequate fuel efficiency and better styling. It seems the Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia are top picks that offer all of these features and more.