SUVs and crossovers are chosen mainly for their seating capacity. They are powerful and family-friendly vehicles, available in various brands, shapes and sizes. When analyzing the best SUVs and crossovers, you need to consider its price, performance, and fuel efficiency. These are the criteria we focused on while compiling our list of top ten SUVs and crossovers for 2015.
1. Honda Pilot
If you are looking for a stand-out three-row crossover that is spacious and comfortable, Honda Pilot is your safest bet. Critics praise its car-like ride and luxurious cabin brimming with high-quality materials.
2. Nissan Murano
Who says luxury and affordability cannot go together? Nissan Murano’s modest price, high fuel economy, and excellent sound insulation interior make it a perfect combination of style and substance.
3. Mazda CX-3
The well-received and high-selling Mazda CX-5 is one of the best compact SUVs out there. If automatic is not your thing, the CX-5 offers the most efficient manual transmission you could hope for.
4. BMW X1
The BMW X1 is the sports car of SUVs. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission makes it powerful and gives it strong acceleration.
5. Mercedes-Benz GLA250
Visually distinctive and relatively affordable, the Mercedes-Benz GLA250 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder which is powerful and enables a faster pickup. It is also notable for its luscious interior made of top-notch materials.
6. Toyota Highlander
Those looking for a roomy and comfortable SUV will find that the Toyota Highlander is the best for their needs. It has spacious first and second-row seats. The large storage bins and the cargo space behind the third-row seats have received a favorable response from the drivers.
7. Porsche Macan
With a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and opulent interior, the Porsche Macan offers a unique mix of muscle and luxury. A bit on the pricey end, but hey, it’s Porsche.
8. Kia Sorento SXL Turbo
The Kia Sorento’s four cylinder engine produces more torque at lower rpm than a standard V6. The greater fuel efficiency does not hurt either. Due to the added bonuses of a lush interior and comfortable ride, it is one of the best in its class.
9. Lexus NX 200t
The handsome-looking Lexus NX 200t is fun to drive and surprisingly more spacious than its exterior dimensions suggest. Its turbocharged four-cylinder engine is powerful and, combined with its responsive steering, makes it reasonably quicker.
10. Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe is a praiseworthy combination of a cozy three-row interior and a stylish and impressive exterior. With a V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, it offers quick acceleration and smooth shifts.
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