The Best Crossover SUVs Down Under (In Australia)

For people who intend to buy a crossover vehicle in 2020, there is a wide array of choices to pick from. A crossover vehicle also is known as a CUV. It should not be mistaken for an SUV as they are quite different. A CUV is built on a car chassis while an SUV is built on the chassis of a truck. The CUV combines different attributes from both an SUV and a car. Crossovers are not a combination of body and frame like the SUV but instead, are a single piece.

Crossovers are compact and are multipurpose. They can transport people as well as they can transport heavy loads. They offer several options and add-ons and as such is a good choice for people who care about the environment. Crossover vehicles are compact, fuel efficient, and also have space for storage and hauling. If these are the attributes that you seek in a car, then a CUV is just the vehicle you need.

Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is an embodiment of style and speed. It is a great option for people who want a vehicle that has speed, style and can also serve as a practical vehicle. A problem associated with the Macan is soft brakes which are not a problem known to affect he Porsche brand. Apart from that, the Macan has gotten awesome reviews from numerous people.

The Macan was rated by the editors of Car and Driver as one of the most rated crossover cars in 2020. The Macan provides both speed and practicality. So, there is no need to give up on the pleasure you get from fast cars for a more practical vehicle because the Macan ensures maximum satisfaction in both areas. The MSRP for the Mayan starts at $76,160.

Tesla Model X

Tesla has been gaining a lot of recognition for a couple of years now.  It includes an autopilot option and is environmentally-friendly. This car also has falcon wing doors with a close resemblance to the wing doors on the DeLorean. These doors are as practical as they are cool. Tight parking spaces don’t pose a problem as the doors merely lift up and away, and they have an opening that is large enough for people and bigger items to fit into.

The Tesla Model X is a crossover that will make you feel like you were catapulted in time and you landed in the future. It is a noteworthy green car built with the environment put into consideration. The Tesla Model X is a very pricey vehicle retailing at a whopping $125,000. It is, however, a great choice for those who can afford it.

Kia Soul

For people that want a car that they can purchase without breaking the bank, the Kia Soul is just the crossover vehicle that you need. The 2020 model has gone through a complete modification and is available at a reasonable price. It possesses large windows and comfy seats that get you feeling like you are in a lounge. It is ranked the #1 Compact Car by the US World and News Report. In the United States, the Soul is a very well known crossover vehicle.

With a retail price of $26,000 , the Soul still has not gained enough recognition in Australia compared to other countries especially the United States. Being the flagship crossover vehicle for the Kia brand, one would expect that it would have gotten a lot of positive interest in the Australian market, but that is not the case. Some people have linked this challenge to the boxy design of the vehicle.

It is a very great choice for road trips involving multiple people especially college students. Its spacious interior makes it a good option for transportation. This mid-range crossover vehicle also has a good road handling .

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is the most affordable crossover vehicle on this list. It offers more value than its retail price of $19,990. Mazda has been a long-term favorite vehicle of  Australians. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 has seen an even better interest in the Australian market with its stylish, classy and sleek design. The Mazda CX-3’a simplicity and affordability has made it the choice of numerous people.

The CX-3 offers a wide array of choices like the manual Neo, the Max, and the all-wheel-drive Akari. There are other features that come with this vehicle including a reversing camera, multimedia and smart options, and app integration. The CX-3 lacks space, and it only comes with two cup holders in the front leaving your rear passengers with none.

It also comes with a false floor in the little trunk for hiding your valuables. Customers have had a lot of positive comments about the Mazda CX-3.

Combining the ruggedness and hauling capabilities of an SUV and the compact design of a car, crossover vehicles are versatile. They have unique design innovations.

Although the CUVs have some SUV qualities, they do not face the issues that the SUVs do; like the tipping problem. They don’t have this problem because of their single-piece style and their closeness to the ground. Crossover vehicles are also environmentally sound offering a greener driving experience.

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