Crossover vehicles now pose a serious threat to the sedans’ place as the family haulers of choice. Their popularity has grown because they offer near-SUV practicality with car-like handling.
Crossovers are classed according to luxury and performance levels. They are further grouped according to their sizes – compact, midsize, or full-size crossovers.
Below are four noteworthy crossovers in the UK market that drivers might consider, in no particular order.
The latest Cayenne is everything that one would expect from a Porsche crossover: it is stylish, powerful, and luxurious, while not compromising on safety standards.
It is sold in a mind-boggling number of trim levels, with the addition of the Cayenne Platinum and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum as new 2017 limited-edition models. The base Cayenne is priced at about £48,000, but the price shoots to almost £130,000 for a fully loaded Turbo S.
The 2017 model year extends the Range Rover Evoque’s lineup by adding the all-new Evoque Convertible. It is produced in three body styles: a two-door model, a four-door model, and a two-door convertible model.
The MSRP ranges between just north of £34,000 to almost £52,000.
The 2017 BMW X6 is a sleeker spin-off of the 2017 BMW X5. It is one of the most driver-centred crossovers on the UK market. It seats five and is available in three trim levels.
The MSRP starts at about £50,000 for the X6 sDrive35i, to a little over £81,000 for the X6 M.
The new Jaguar F-Pace is a practical eye-pleaser that drives and handles surprisingly well. It is sold in five trims and comfortably seats five adults.
The MSRP ranges from £34,325 to a little below £58,000.