While sedans, SUVs and hatchback are popular segments in the auto market, crossovers are quickly gaining popularity all over the world because these vehicles are basically SUVs that offer bunch of other features that might be missing in SUVs. Crossovers are popular all over the world because they combine some of the top features like improved comfort level, driving experience and fuel economy which is important for car buyers. Here we take a quick look at some of the top rated crossovers that are already available in the market.
2013 Nissan Juke
The all new 2013 Nissan Juke might not be the best designed crossover that you can find in the market but it certainly offers better options. While some may love the exterior design which is different some might not agree with the exterior style factor of the vehicle. However, under the hood, Nissan Juke is powered by turbocharged 1.6 inline 4 engine that delivers 188 horsepower and 177 lb feet of torque. The engine is mated with CVT technology which is standard on base model. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds and offer fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined. It offers standard safety features like ABS and stability and traction control and has received five star rating for crash protection. The interiors are comfortable and offer 10 cubic feet of cargo space which can be extended to 36 cubic feet with rear seats folded. It definitely has certain setbacks but it has the capability to compete Kia Soul, Mini Cooper Countryman and Scion xB. The 2013 Nissan Juke is available in the market for $20,280 and above.
2013 Buick Enclave
Buick has always come up with better cars and the 2013 Buick Enclave is certainly among the top rated crossovers that one can find in the market. It offers the looks of stylish and luxury family crossover and is powered by 3.6 liter V6 engine that delivers 288 horsepower and 270 lb feet of torque. The engine is combined with six speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive is standard while AWD is optional. The new Enclave has the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds which is very much on same level as other family crossovers. The fuel economy of the vehicle is 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined. It offers better safety features with standard OnStar system which is good. Buick Enclave offers somewhat stylish and luxurious interiors that offer better space for all passengers with cargo space of 23 cubic feet that can be extended by folding both rows behind and it will increase the cargo space to 115 cubic feet which is excellent. The car competes with GMC Acardia and Chevrolet Traverse. The 2013 Buick Enclave is available in the market for $38,445 and above.
2013 Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet has restyled the old Traverse and made it one of the top rated crossovers available in the market. The new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse is very different from the old version because the exteriors are restyled and redesigned to make it look impressive especially to young buyers. The car is powered by 3.6 liter V6 engine that produces 281 horsepower and 266 lb feet of torque. The engine is mated with six speed automatic transmission. This crossover offers better fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined. It also scores high on various safety features and offers better interiors as well. There is enough legroom and headspace in the vehicle since it is a full size crossover. The car also offers 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space that can be extended to 116.3 cubic feet by folding the rear two rows of seat. This crossover definitely competes other vehicles like Ford Flex, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda CX-9. The car is available in the market for $30,510 and above.
2013 Mazda CX-9
If you are looking for a typical crossover for family needs, Mazda CX-9 is a better fit because the car offers lot of features that family car buyers usually look out for. The Mazda car offers better style factor and under the hood it is powered by 3.7 liter V6 engine that produces 273 horsepower and 270 lb feet of torque. The engine is mated with six speed automatic with manual shift control. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds which is not the fastest in the segment. Mazda CX-9 offers fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined. The car also gets highest rating for safety from IIHS offering better safety features. The crossover also offers stylish and elegant interiors with superior cargo space. When the seats are folded the car offers 101 cubic feet of cargo space. The car definitely competes other vehicles like Ford Flex and 2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
The new redesigned 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is among the top rated crossovers in the market that offers value for money. The car offers a stylish and sporty appearance on the outside while it is powered by 2.4 liter four cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower and 181 lb feet of torque. The engine is mated with six speed automatic transmission and available in FWD standard and AWD optional. The car offers acceleration of zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds which is quick enough in its category. The fuel economy of the vehicle is 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined which is certainly better than other crossovers in the same range. The car earns five star ratings for safety and offers ample interior space for seven passengers. Santa Fe offers 35.4 cubic feet of cargo space which can be extended up to 71.5 cubic feet which is not that good enough. 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe gets tough competition from other crossovers like 2013 Buick Enclave and 2013 Nissan Juke.