Best SUVs and crossovers in 2016

Crossovers continue to gain popularity around the world , replacing the medium-sized sedans, station wagons and minivans, which were traditionally regarded as family cars. In their place came a universal cars – crossovers and SUVs . We have selected for you the best models of class SUV (crossovers and SUVs), which came out in 2015, as the lineup in 2016. After studying the various surveys on automotive sites, as well as many well-known car forums, we determine for you the best cars in the crossover market, as well as find out what kind of SUV in 2016 the best.

With improved efficiency, practicality and ease of use crossover market is showing explosive dynamics on all car markets of the world, without exception, for the past 2 years. So, we think you will be interested to know what are the crossovers deserve attention.


In order to determine the best car in the SUV class , we have selected the best crossover of 2016 in each segment. As a result, we get the final Quartet cars , which to some extent had an impact on the car market when they first appeared on it. For example, when started selling these machines, many competitors have felt the competition of new models, which ultimately impact on their sales. Here are our four best candidate for the title of the crossover 2016:

2016 Honda HR-V

Currently around the world there is a boom of small and compact crossovers . The best car of the year 2015-2016 in the segment, according to most car enthusiasts and experts, is a new model of the V-the HR the Honda . This machine CR-V crossover younger cousin. However, unlike many of its competitors, compact crossover HR-V has enough space inside the cabin. This is despite the small size of the body. For example, the space for the rear passengers’ feet in the HR-V is much larger than many competing models. Also, the amount of crossover boot significantly more than the other models in this segment.

True it is worth noting that the power of crossover HR-V is slightly inferior to such a popular compact cars like the Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan the Juke , but, nevertheless, this is offset by a capacity of passengers. For example, HR-V can actually comfortably carry more than two passengers, as opposed, for example, from the Juke. Also, the crossover Honda has repeatedly proved in various tests that can easily dominate the class on many parameters and characteristics.

2016 Hyundai Tucso

This year, this model can be expected to deliver record sales of Hyundai in the crossover segment . Recall that this car appeared in 2015 as a 2016 model. The new generation of Tucson transformed significantly. As you can see, the size of the vehicle body has become much larger, allowing the crossover is now easily compete with such cars as the Honda CR-V and the Toyota the RAV4 .

New literally turned the idea of Korean crossovers. As a result, from the very beginning of Tucson began rapidly gaining popularity around the world. The machine is equipped with a turbocharged engine, gearbox with double clutch (7 levels). This combination allowed the engineers to create cost-effective and powerful enough crossover. Inside, the new model has a beautiful interior and a variety of electronic technologies.

This machine in 2015 were delighted even the most severe critics of the automotive industry. Of course, this model leader in its segment. In many tests, which were carried out a number of renowned automotive publications Hyundai Tuscon last year, easily able to get ahead in many ways, the Mazda the CX-5 , which has long been a leader in its class.

2016 Honda Pilot

This is representative of a large class of SUVs. Model Honda Pilot came out in 2015. The machine was a seven-seater (three rows of seats). The pilot tested during 2015 in many automotive publications and independent experts. Also this model was actively discussed in the automotive forums. As a result, this SUV is much walked on reviews such cars as the Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlander, which do not reach the level of Honda Pilot.

New SUV Honda Pilot became larger. Also, body shape has changed considerably, which have now become much more rounded. New inside became much more spacious. In today’s market space inside the cabin in the Honda Pilot more than any other competitor in this class of cars. Honda as an upgrade to the latest model has received a 9-speed automatic transmission and a new upgraded engine that allowed engineers to significantly reduce fuel consumption, which of course for a seven-seater SUV would make a very, very difficult.

By the way for access to the third row of seats Specialists company Honda invented the electric drive, which allows you to quickly move the second row of seats .

2016 Volvo XC90

When it comes to the luxury crossover segment, it is definitely in choosing the best car of the year 2015-2016, we stopped at the new crossover the XC90 the Volvo . After all, last year, none luxurious model does not have such an impact on the market as the XC90. Recall, the second-generation Volvo XC90 has received a new look, new engines and transmissions and of course a lot of new innovative technologies.

Outside view of the new Volvo gorgeous. The interior looks like something unusual and unconventional in this segment. All Delhi exterior and interior look fresh and elegant. Some functions of the control system at first glance look uncomfortable. But after a short time, any driver gets used to it and realize that Volvo engineers have thought of everything to the last detail.

New turbo engines began, which allowed not only to make new crossovers economical, but also allowed engineers to achieve significant gain in power . For example the top-end version of the XC90 can now develop the capacity of 316 hp This is due to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Fantastic!

Volvo, by the way refused to use V8 engines. Instead, the company released a hybrid version of the crossover, which is equipped with four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. As a result, the total capacity of the two power units is fully consistent with the V8 engine.

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