Initially, SUV crossovers weren’t popular in the global automobile market but since the turn of the decade, they began to dominate the industry, suiting many as the modern model vehicle. There are enough passenger and cargo space for an average family size which makes it a family car. Its fuel economy value and terrific tech additions are supported by a very powerful engine to give users comfort and style while driving.
If you need a new ride, one of these SUV crossovers will meet your preference. Look no further, here they are.
2017 Mazda CX-5
With increased production of compact crossover SUV’s recently, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 shows superiority to stand out from the rest. It is a 5-passenger car with a carved front fascia and sport body lines, designs which are provided by Mazda’s KODO: the soul of motion creation style. As a mix of value and performance, the CX-5 follows the natural mold of Mazda’s most compelling SUV’S with a mix of sports compact features, and its affordability wins all the remaining doubters.
Sized nicely between the small CX-3 and the 3-row CX-9, the CX-5 offers accurate steering, lane maintenance and smooth driving. It uses Mazda’s fore-most 2.5L four-cylinder engine which produces 184 horsepower and a torque of 185 Lb-ft. A 2.2L turbo-diesel engine is available for the next update.
Both engine options are maximized with a 6-speed automatic which can accelerate the beauty from 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds.
An impressive feature of the CX-5 is the ease of use on the road. With the availability of Mazda’s state-of-the-art G-vectoring control and SKYACTIV systems, the CX-5 control is significantly improved. The interior may not rival the exterior in poise, but that does not take anything from the interior. There is enough space in the front for leg wriggle room and okay space at the back seats. The reduction in cabin area over the years is complemented by the increase in cargo space volume.
The Infotainment system of the Mazda CX-5 has all the necessities of a mid-range crossover SUV, from integrated Android Control, Apple CarPlay support, and robust multimedia and climate controls. The MSR price for the base model is $23,000 putting it as a hard to resist choice when considering value.
2017 Audi Q7
The stand out of the Audi Q7 is that it was built to be huge. It has a spacious passenger area that affords all occupants of the car comfort and wriggle room. There are 3 rows of seats in the car. The second row has folding seats in 35/30/35 splits while the third row has 50/50 power folding split seats. These folding styles increase the cargo room of the Q7 in multiple ways to make better use of the huge space. You are ensured of comfort and style on your journey with the high-grade leather upholstery, comfy cushioning and great soundproofing. The MMI infotainment system balances the scaling tech wise to ensure top quality all around.
Unlike most of its fellow gigantic SUV crossovers, the Q7 doesn’t sacrifice performance for space, surprising all users with its smooth handling and giving drivers the ease of a midsize car.
There are optional upgrades like the Quattro 4-wheel drive and the adaptive frame that offer variance while improving the performance. It is powered by a 3L V6 engine that is effused with 333 horsepower and 325 Lb-Ft of torque and a sharp spring throttle.
The Q7 got top marks for safety from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) as the Top safety pick+ due to its outstanding safety record. Added safety features are the Audi basic pre-sense system that comes into play when the car senses that there are attempts to avoid a crash. It immediately sets up measures like closing the windows, strengthening the seat belts and prepping the brake system. Other safety features are lane maintenance, blind spot monitoring and night vision camera which uses heat sensing.
2017 BMW X3
The BMW X3 has withstood the test of technology and design. From its earliest model, the X3 has been aptly sized between the small X1 and the large X5 and continues to stand out in the classing of crossovers in the market.
The BMW X3 is a full on, luxury car. The cabin exudes class with a blend of quality and precision in all its features. It has enough room for five passengers complete with wriggle room to ensure comfort and suitability.
Its Trunk space is also one of the biggest in its compact crossover range of cars making it a family friendly pick for small or big families.
The safety record is also impeccable with top scores from IIHS and government crash tests. Additional features like active head restraints and automatic brake system endear it to users while there is a BMW assisted emergency communications system that gives updated traffic information and substitute drive routes in case of emergency situations.
The BMW iDrive interface offers high definition display and incorporated touchpad and can simultaneously synchronize with two phones at the same time.
Standard BMW X3 engine is a 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which gives a sustainable performance with its 240-horsepower supply. The 2.0L turbo charged diesel engine offers more efficiency with approximately 30 miles per gallon combined.
The rugged 3L turbocharged V6 produces 300 horsepower and a torque of 300 Lb-Ft which has an appreciable fuel efficacy of 21 mpg combined making it a superb power generating smooth rider.
The great balance of the BMW X3 is to be lauded. What it lacks in ride quality, it makes up with comfort and size which justify its inclusion on this list.