The 5 Best New Crossover Vehicles

The crossover has become America’s new popular vehicle because of its versatility.  Crossovers are mix of SUV and a station wagon.  Although crossovers do not have much off road capability they are great for families due to their spacious frames. The first crossover vehicle that was released in 1996 is the Toyota Rav 4 soon after that many other crossover vehicles emerged.  The new crossover category was established based on the wide popularity of this vehicle sector. 

The below list was composed by MSN, of the best crossover model released since the 2007 model year.  These vehicles are not necessarily known for their off road capabilities, but are best used for activities like family vacations. 

5 Best New Crossovers

2010 Audi Q5- The Audi Q5 is one of the best handling crossovers on the market today.  The Q5 is a spacious vehicle that seats 5 passengers.  The vehicle is powerful with a 270 hp 3.2 liter V6 engine making the car accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 6.7 seconds.  For the luxurious brand $37,000 is a pretty good deal for a car of its class. 

2010 GMC Acadia- This 8 passenger vehicle offers a very sophisticated handling for a vehicle of its size.  The interior is very classy and spacious with 117 cubic feet.  The crossover is able to tow up to 5,200 pounds.  This vehicle is a pleasant ride for transporting a family around town.  

2010 Ford Flex- The Ford Flex is a very unique with its boxy shaped exterior.  The vehicle is able to seat up to 7 passengers with 83.2 cubic feet of space.  The car is powered by a 262 hp 3.5 liter V6 engine.  The crossover has the ability to tow up to 4,500 pounds which is pretty impressive for a car of its size. 

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe- The Hyundai Santa Fe is a very attractive crossover with is curvy body shape and sharp lines.  The 2010 is the last generation of the midsize model platform.  The vehicle is ideal with its 4 cylinder V6 engine and spacious seating for up to 7 passengers.  Although this vehicle is almost as big as many midsize SUV the price tag isn’t nearly as big. The crossover is not short on soft surfaces and detail providing a sophisticated interior. 

2010 Volvo XC60- The Volvo XC60 model has been around since 2003.  When you are driving in this car you know that you are in a safe vehicle.  It was the first car to offer Roll Over Stability Control which helps with rollovers by giving electric stability. The crossover offers City Safety which is a feature that can detect accidents at speed of 19 mph or less and automatically puts on the brakes to help prevent a crash.  The car has a $37,000 price tag and is powered by a turbocharged 281 hp 3.0 liter inline six engine. 

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