If you’re looking for a “rugged” lifted hatchback, you might want to look into the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, Mini Countryman and the rest of the subcompact crossovers on this list.
The subcompact crossover market is blowing up right now. In an effort to sell to bearded young professionals and urban moms, automakers are scrambling to get the little cars bolted together and on the market as quickly as possible. Following are the top 10 Crossovers:
10. Subaru Crosstrek:
If you’re living in a college town, you’re probably foaming at the mouth right now looking at that Subaru Crosstrek. It’s basically a lifted Impreza, meaning it’s more “rugged,” and can get you, your beard, your friends and your cooler of craft beer out to that snowy Appalachian trailhead. And while the Crosstrek might not be the most exciting crossover to drive, the style and capability make this a very Millennial-friendly wagon.
9. Jeep Renegade:
The Jeep Renegade, at least in Trailhawk form, is the only remotely off-road capable car on this list. It’s got stellar approach and departure angles and decent ground clearance, so it can hop over small obstacles that would leave any other subcompact crossover stranded. So while the other little cute crossovers promise “ruggedness,” the Renegade at least sorta delivers.