combination of high fuel prices, not wanting a mommy-mobile
and maybe just a bit of common sense has swayed buyers
into shopping for crossovers. SUV owners who finally
realized that they didn’t need all of the fuel-robbing
bulk and family chauffeurs seeking more style have
found crossover vehicles to be an excellent compromise.
The typical crossover consists of a passenger car chassis,
high seating position for a better view and a large
cargo area. Most are available with all-wheel drive
and some offer seating for as many as eight. Like any
other type of vehicle, they range from bare bones to
ultra-chic, and market segments are becoming more crowded. View the following car reviews for our top ten favorite crossovers.
GMC Acadia Denali This luxurious crossover offers comfortable three-row seating and plenty of cargo space, making it perfect for carpool lanes and camping trips alike. The Denali trim level adds stylish touches like chrome highlights, mahogany wood accents and a distinctive honeycomb grille.
Ford Flex Titanium Ford has taken its Flex crossover in a decidedly more luxurious direction with the posh Titanium trim level, which adds 20-inch aluminum rims, a handsome black leather interior and the intelligent SYNC infotainment system to the hip family hauler's already winning formula.
Fun and comfortable to operate, this muscular and feature-laden mid-size luxury crossover packs a monster 390-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine married to a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, giving it a 5.7-second 0-60 mph acceleration and decent handling.