In this article we’ll presented the ranking of the best SUVs / crossovers in different categories. What is the best SUV of 2016?
Nowadays the most actual among buyers of car market are SUVs or their urban analogue – crossovers. Car manufacturers of that class are strongly try to answer growing demand and spend money for their modification.
Here are presented the list of best SUVs and crossovers of this segment, which are different in size, off-road perfomance and some other functional options.
TOP 5 of the best compact / small SUVs / crossovers
Fiat 500X of 2016 lineup
Top ranked compact SUV on Jeep Renegade platform and is available in four variants of engines and drive system:
- petrol engines with capacity of 110 and 140 hp and front-wheel drive;
- a diesel engine with capacity of 120 hp;
- all-wheel drive and powertrain with the rating of 140 hp.
This model is mounted with either gasoline engine of 1.5L or a diesel engine with the volume of working chamber 1.6L. The auto can be equipped with a five-speed mechanics or automatic gearbox. The length of SUV’s body is 4.3 meters.
If you don’t like either of two models, but you still want to receive something small, one of the best compact crossover 2016 MINI Countryman, with engine volume of 1.5 liter and capacity of 98 hp, is exactly what you need. All the same, fuel consumption of the compact SUV is 5.2 liters during driving on motorway.
That luxury compact SUV was presented in the Beijing Motor Show in spring 2014 and was created only for the Chinese car market. Nevertheless, its popularity forced the South Korean to take car to world auto market. Under a motor hood of that crossover can be situated the power pack with volume of 1.6 or 2 liters, which can reach capacity of 125 or 160 hp.
In the European motor shows this SUV will be presented in June 2016. This model will be presented either with diesel engine of 1.5L and capacity of 105 hp or petrol engine with volume of 2 liters and engine power of 120 and 150 hp.
TOP 5 of the best midsize SUVs / crossovers
That new generation car, best midsize crossover in 2016, has ergonomic contours of the auto body, better sound insulation, as is an broad list of all electronic gadgets. Under a motor hood of the midsize crossover can be placed 2-liter petrol pack (together with a six-speed manual transmission) or engine with volume 2.4 liters, which the torque is transmitted to wheels with help of an automatic transmission.
Hyundai Santa Fe
Facelift version of “SUV” provides a 175-year-strong with engine volume of 2.4 liters together with a 6-step “mechanics”. If about the optional features can be noticed climate control, six-channel audio system and also cruise control system.
That vehicle is mount with 2-liter diesel engine with capacity of 140 hp, a 6-speed automatic transmission, bi-xenon lights of the main beam, anti-theft system, and a multi-function display, with a help of which is realized the crossover optional control package.
This one of the TOP midsize SUVS can impress with a diesel power pack of volume 2.2L and is able to develop capacity to 175 “horses”. The torque from the engine to wheels is transmitted with the help of a six-speed automatic transmission, and additional lighting is provided by the presence of a new package of bi-xenon lighting elements.
Audi Q3 quattro
The new generation of Audi crossover is mounted with a diesel engine with capacity of 2 liters, which raises power to 177 hp. As transmission, designers made on the vehicle gearbox S-tronic type.
TOP 5 of the best large SUVs / crossovers
Ford F-250 Super Chief
This giant car is the first of top ranked large SUVs and has a length of six meters, it is mounted with power pach with volume of 6.8 liters and two fuel tanks, which capacity is enough for 800 kilometers of non-stop movement. Other interesting fact is that the SUV can drive not only on gasoline, but also with a gasoline-ethanol mixture and hydrogen.
This model does not give place to its predecessor in size. That large crossover has a length of a body equal to 5.76 meters. The drivind process of the car is with help of the ten-pack power of 300 hp, which allows the large SUV to raise speed from 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds. The car’s weight is near three tons, and its tank can hold up to 150 liters of fuel mixture. The most expensive of that SUV are a leather trim and fitted with electric chair.
Fuel input of this large crossover is 30 liters per 100 kilometers. The car is different with a rich interior and ride quality. Giant size of SUV exceeds 5.5 meters.
By contrast with his predecessor, Chevrolet Tahoe has a shorter body, what does not prevent him to overcome serious blocks in its way and fully conform the cars of its segment. Interesting that this large SUV has a fairly modest fuel input, which is about 10 liters per 100 km, and is one of the most economical cars in its class.
In this instance, the brand name speaks many. Like all the Cadillac cars, that SUV is characterized with increased levels of luxury and comfort. That giant is equipped by power pack with volume of 6.2 liters, which is able to raise power to 403 hp. The car manufacturer guarantees engine work in cold weather, smooth dynamic acceleration and ride quality.
TOP 5 of the best family SUVs / crossovers
Under the bodyshell of this family-type crossover is a gasoline engine with six cylinders, capacity of the power unit is 3.5 liters, and increase their speed to 290 hp. Minimum fuel consumption MDX starts with a mark of 12 liters per 100 kilometers. As transmission engineers have installed a car “machine” with six steps, which ensures smooth shifting.
If talk about optional features, SUV include the availability of system access, three-zone climate control system, as well as modern inform-entertainment system.
With a reducing of the size of the luggage compartment to 217 liters, the car interior impresses with its capaciousness. Crossover margin weight is 2041 kg with the 249-year-strong “six” volume of 3.5 liters engine. Torque of 347 Nm is transmitted to both axles through a five-speed automatic transmission, while the fuel consumption consumed SUV is 11 liters per 100 km in mixed driving conditions.
Hyundai Grand Santa Fe
Someone call Grand Santa Fe the best family SUV in 2016. Optional car pack is rich and fascinating. In such case, a consumer waits for leather trim, various electrical controllers, support assistants, rearview camera, and other attributes of “luxurious life”. As a driving force in the Grand Santa Fe stands 2.2-liter diesel engine capacity of 197 hp. The torque from the engine is transmitted through a six-step “automatic”, and fuel consumption of crossover is about 9 liters per 100 kilometers.
This representant of the Korean car industry has a all-wheel drive system, automatic transmission and eight-diesel engine with a volume of 3 liters, which is capable of up to 250 hp. As talk about technological features of this family SUV is worth noting the presence of a variable stiffness dampers, separate climate control for the rear seats passengers. A useful volume of the luggage compartment is 350 liters, while the passengers of the car will not be lack of space in the cabin.
Such a representative of the class of family SUV is one of the most efficient in its class. One of the best suvs for large family is equipped with six-cylinder power pach with volume of 3.5 liters and developed capacity of 294 hp., consumes only 8.8 liters of fuel mixture per 100 kilometers. As transmission manufacturer installed on the six-speed automatic transmission crossover torque (equal to 375 nm) which is transmitted to the two-axis machines. Unlike its predecessor, the car has improved suspension settings, more efficient braking system, and a modern multimedia complex that can respond to voice commands.
TOP 5 of the best 7-passenger SUVs / crossovers
Another generation of the legendary 7-seater SUV bases on Camry platform. Under the bonnet is a giant petrol engine with volume of 3.5 liters, which can develop the capacity up to 273 “horses”. The luxury version of the car is equipped with three-band climate control, seats with electrically adjustable, leather trim on the roof and chrome rails.
Working out this car model, the designers’ main thrust were to increase the level of active and passive safety, exactly as to mount a vehicle with modern electronic gadgets. In addition, Traverse is quite economical and powerful machine, which is quite rare in this 7-seater class of cars.
In spite of quite a dynamic exterior, the car is very popular among buyers. Under the bonnet of the seven-seat crossover engineers have installed six-cylinder engine with volume of 3.7 liters, which the torque is transmitted to the wheels with a hepl of “automatic” six steps. The interior of the machine includes the presence of decorative panels used for interior trim, also as a variety of devices, ensuring passive safety:
- control of road markings;
- monitoring system of blind zones;
- device, whichis warning of approaching blocks.
This modification is a version of the previous model and has a excellent balance of price, cost and quality. The car is equipped with everything necessary for long journeys with the whole family: modern infotainment system, the device of active safety as well as economic engine, through which significantly reduced the cost of fuel.
Mercedes-Benz GL AMG
One of the best 7 passenger SUVS has a beautiful appearance and is quite spacious interior. The movement of such a giant is using the eight-cylinder power unit volume of 5.4 liters, which allows him to gain the cherished “hundreds” in just 9 seconds. At the same time fuel consumption of this monster rather modest and is only 10 liters per 100 kilometers.
TOP 5 of the most fuel-efficient SUVs / crossovers
Toyota Urban Cruiser
This model is the most fuel-efficient car. Outside their consumption of fuel mixture equals just 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers when driving on the freeway. Nevertheless, the Urban Cruiser – is a typical representative of the class of SUVs, having a value of 165 millimeters of ground clearance. Therefore, for driving on rough terrain such a vehicle is almost appropriate.
Fiat Sedici Multijet
Such Japanese car consumes 5.1 liters of fuel input while driving in mixed mode. Unlike the previous model, this car has a all-wheel drive system and can be equipped with the power unit volume of 1.9 or 2 liters. Maximum power of this fuel-efficient SUV is 120 “horses» and raise from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 11 seconds. This car can accelerate to only 180 km / h.
BMW X3 xDrive 20d
This one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs is also a member of the class “urban” cars. Nevertheless, there can be said that the car has four-wheel drive system. Fuel consumption is 5 liters when driving on the highway. Despite such a modest appetite, the car is able to raise a speed up to 212 km/h, the power of 184 hp and gain coveted hundred for 8.5 seconds. Inside, the passenger compartment can easily accommodate five people, and the value of the ground clearance (215 mm) makes it easy to overcome small obstacles.
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 TD4
While driving the highway, this english car consumes 5.2 liters of diesel fuel. As transmission engineers made a car with dedicated six automatic transmission, whereby all 150 hp developed by the motor is transmitted to both axles. The maximum speed of the SUV is 200 km/h and acceleration from zero to one hundred in less than 10 seconds.
BMW X1 xDrive 18
This crossover, depending on the type of transmission, consumes 5.1 (manual transmission) or 5.4 (automatic transmission) liters per 100 kilometers while driving on the freeway. Under the hood of the car is a 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which develops power of 148 “horses”. Maximum speed of the car is 200 km / h, and it scores a hundred treasured for 9.6 seconds.
TOP 5 of the best hybrid SUVs / crossovers
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
To date, the representative of the class of hybrid SUV has a leading position in the market. Hybrid power plant, total capacity of 231 hp, consists of a petrol engine volume of 3.5 liters and an electric motor. The car has a pretty impressive size and is equipped with three rows of seats. Despite the presence of the electric motor, the fuel consumption of the vehicle is 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
Oversized SUV consumes 9.4 liters of fuel mixture in urban driving. The total capacity of the hybrid car is the installation of 250 “horses”, and its cost in the United States starting at 36 thousand. Dollars.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
This representative of the class of hybrid SUVs, as well as the leader of the ranking, has a fairly large dimensions. However, due to the hybrid propulsion system consisting of a petrol engine volume 2.4 liters and the electric motor, fuel consumption of the car is about 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers when driving on the highway. The total power developed by the two engines of 167 hp
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
This is the first hybrid car, the Japanese company released. Thanks to the excellent combination of modern electric and boxer engine with the volume of the working chamber of 2 liters, the fuel mixture flow from such a crossover is 7 liters when driving on the freeway.
Audi Q7 TDI
Novelty is one of the best representatives of the segment on the German market. The machine is equipped with three rows of seats, which indicates its considerable size. Under the hood of the SUV’s designers have set the volume of 3 liters of diesel, which is supported by the electric motor is able to develop the capacity of up to 240 “horses”. Despite its large size, the car consumes only 8 liters of diesel fuel when moving out of town.
Top 5 luxury SUVs / crossovers
The famous Italian supercar manufacturer introduced its new SUV concept back in 2012 at the motor show in Beijing. It is expected that as a base to serve as a new platform MLB, which is likely to be used for the production of the next generation Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. Body Urus is made, for the most part, made of aluminum and carbon fiber, which makes the car quite easy and maneuverable.
Aston Martin DBX
The debut of the crossover took place in Geneva in the spring of this year. The movement of the vehicle is using four electric motors, and its interior is striking luxury and spaciousness. According to the leaders of the concern, the prototype may not be in full-scale production, but most design ideas embodied in this car will be used to create other models.
This model is the first hybrid car in the history of the Italian manufacturer of supercars. To date, the technical characteristics of the hybrid installation company representatives keep in the strictest confidence. However, it is known that in addition to the combined drive the novelty will be equipped with a gasoline engine with 410 and 580 “horses”, which will be paired with an eight-gun. Like all cars of this manufacturer, the SUV will be hitting the luxury and comfort.
Nowadays, these are unknown the technical characteristics, and even the design of the first crossover from Rolls-Royce. But according to the company, the car will combine the luxury and the ability to move over rough terrain. In other words, such a machine, you can get there from the opera to the alpine meadows, at the same time without feeling discomfort.
Visionary version of the crossover has been presented in Geneva Motor Show 2016. As it became known from the leaders of the group, car design was created using the wishes of the fans of this brand. Not so far, the network published the first images of new model, built on a new platform MLB. It is expected that the diesel car equipped with the powertrain, so the crossover will be the fastest car in its class.