Crossovers, or crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) are vehicles built on a car foundation while combining, in different degrees, certain features of sport utility vehicles (SUVs).
Many CUVs contain features found in passenger vehicles, especially those you would benefit from while driving a hatchback or station wagon.
Crossovers are built on a car platform giving them a car-like ride, nice handling, great fuel economy and seating for up to five or more.
Soccer moms and small families have been opting for CUVs over SUVs, station wagons, and even sedans. With all the attention the crossover category getting, it’s no surprise why it’s currently the fastest growing category in the new car sales retail industry.
TRUECar published their picks of the top six best new crossovers for 2016. Three of the vehicles are considered to be mass-market crossovers and the other three are considered luxury/premium CUVs. All six are packed with the latest technology and will provide you with many years of driving excitement.
The only electric crossover on the list is the 2016 Tesla Model X. It’s estimated the Model X will enter the marketplace with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of around $80,000. One of the most standout features of the Model X is its Falcon-wing doors. They open upward instead of outward. This may look cool, but there’s a reason you don’t see many cars with this type of entry system. Tesla’s Model X will have a range of 220 to 257 miles depending on the trim level you choose to go with. If you want to be part of the electric new age, you best put in a reservation now to have a chance to own one during the fall of 2016 at the earliest.
Check out all the best new 2016 crossovers on the list below.
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Before you buy a new car, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what truly is a good price to pay for any car you’re looking at.
Learn how to find dealer cost on any new car before stepping foot inside a dealership to guarantee you pay the best new car price and avoid any modern day car dealer scams.
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Top 6 Best Crossovers for New Car Shoppers in 2016
|#||Category||Year, Make, Model||MSRP||Engine|
|1||Luxury||2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC||Starting at $39,875||V6|
|2||Luxury||2016 Lincoln MKX||Starting at $39,185||V6|
|3||Luxury||2016 Tesla Model X||Estimated Starting around $80,000||Electric|
|4||Mass-Market||2016 Mazda CX-3||Starting at $20,840||4-Cylinder|
|5||Mass-Market||2016 Hyundai Tucson||Starting at $23,595||4-Cylinder|
|6||Mass-Market||2016 Kia Sorento||Starting at $25,995||4-Cylinder | 6 Cylinder|