Crossovers are a mix between SUVs and sedans. They make for fantastic family cars that give you value for your money by giving you an economical option with enough performance and comfort for all your needs. Many crossovers fill the needs of families that wouldn’t be able to do as well with a plain sedan or can’t afford to purchase or maintain a full SUV.
What are the top options for crossovers in 2017? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Toyota Highlander
This is a powerful and largely appreciated SUV crossover. It’s packed with a lot of safety and comfort features that make it a great option for driving around families, even on long road trips. Drivers also enjoy a bit more power than expected, accompanied by surprising fuel economy in town and on the highway.
- Mazda CX-5
Smooth and comfortable, you may not even feel like you’re really driving when you pull onto the road in this crossover. It’s got a remarkably smooth ride, combined with a comfortable cabin and great fuel economy. This is a very practical car for families of 5, and it’s a good choice for the value.
- Honda CR-V
The 2017 Honda CR-V was actually named as the Best Compact SUV for Families and the Best Compact SUV for the Money, which makes its place on our list even more deserved. It’s got the safety specs, engine power, and comfort you would expect from a leading crossover, and it mixes in more advanced technology to make the package a little bit sweeter for you.
- Ford Edge
Safety is one of the biggest draws to the Ford Edge. It has impeccable crash test safety ratings and advanced safety features and technology on every model. You won’t feel like you’re wrapped in a bubble though, since it’s a comfortable and expansive car with lots of room for you, your family, and all the gear you need to carry back and forth on the daily.
- Nissan Murano
Rated well across the board, the Nissan Murano is an efficient and value-driven crossover that gets you more bang for your buck. You can fit a lot more inside the cabin and trunk than you might expect, and it’s a spacious choice for long drives and frequent travel. This crossover can be expected to last for years without giving you trouble.