Which one would you choose?
Nowadays, the best 4X4 “crossovers” can be nearly as capable as true body-on-frame SUVs, only without the truck-like handling and driving experience. Yet the emphasis here is on “can”. Most crossover-style entries actually stick to a less intrusive all-wheel drive setup that’s meant to handle inclement weather and some slippery conditions, while also maintaining credible fuel economy ratings. Which should be just fine for most crossover customers, who’d rather save the money anyway.
Without further ado, Here are the 10 4×4 Crossovers that Perform well even Off-Road:
10. Chevrolet Trax:
The Bowtie brand has bet big on smaller vehicles in recent years, and entries like the Chevrolet Trax are continuing to win over new buyers. Indeed, as one of the first mainstream crossovers in the subcompact segment, the Trax has seen nearly 60 percent of its trade-in customers come in to get rid of non-Chevy products. Part of that is surely tech-related, too, since the Trax serves up two infotainment resources not often found in its price range: a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and 4G LTE connectivity.
But there’s also 48.4 cubic feet of total cargo space, and when you take into account the available all-wheel drive system, you’ve got one of the best 4×4 crossovers in the class – although a refreshed 2017 Trax is due this fall, complete with enhanced styling, a more refined cabin, and advanced smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
9. Dodge Journey:
Dodge Journey isn’t just one of the country’s best 4X4 crossovers; it is, according to Dodge, “America’s most affordable V6 AWD seven-passenger crossover”. Even better, there’s a new starting point for the Journey SE in that configuration, and it’s $1,200 lower than for a comparable 2015 edition. Dodge’s price reductions this year also extend to the custom-look Crossroad appearance package, which is $600 less expensive than last year’s iteration.
Of course, despite the price drop, the 2016 Journey Crossroad still comes with 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, dark-tinted headlamps and taillamps, and premium-style Platinum Chrome accents for the fascias, lower side sills and roof rack. A Crossroads Plus bundle also can be added to bring more premium content to the cabin, along with an 8.4-inch Uconnect system and leather seats.