The Best Crossovers of 2019
There's never been a better time to buy a new crossover! Over the past 20 years, crossover SUVs have continued to increase dramatically in popularity. With the versatility, style, performance, and safety features that they provide, everybody is eager to get their hands on one. This year, Toyota has done it again with the RAV4, Subaru enhances a driver favorite with their new Outback, and Kia makes waves with their excellent 2019 Sportage. With the 2019 model year, there are plenty of great crossover vehicles to consider, but you should read on to learn about the three that are the best of the best and continue to stand out.
The Toyota RAV4 continues to be one of the best-selling crossover SUVs each year and this trend is bound to continue with the 2019 model year. One of the main advantages of the 2019 RAV4 is that it has been completely redesigned with the new model year. One of the big improvements that come with it is a new and more powerful engine. The four-cylinder engine now produces more than 200 horsepower, which is a big improvement compared to the prior model year. The RAV4 also gets good fuel efficiency and has better cargo space than other crossovers in the same class. The amount that you will spend on a RAV4 will vary based on a variety of factors. The LE trim for the RAV4 starts at just under $26,000 when coupled with front-wheel-drive. If you were to want the RAV4 fully loaded and with all-wheel-drive, your total cost will end up increasing to more than $35,000. However, Toyota often has great financing options including affordable lease deals that can make it a great option for you.
From a critic's perspective, one of the top crossover SUVs in the 2019 model year is the Subaru Outback. This crossover is well known for having great safety features and interior tech features that are not normally included with the base trim levels. For the 2019 model year, the Subaru Outback is bound to be very popular as it has also gone through a big remodel. This includes a new interior and exterior. The Subaru Outback comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that produces around 180 horsepower and gets great fuel efficiency that is in excess of 33 MPG when driving on the highway. The base trim level for the Subaru Outback, which is the 2.5i, comes pretty well equipped and has a starting price point of around $24,000. If you are looking for more features in the Subaru Outback, you will want to upgrade to the Touring trim, which is fully loaded. While this costs around $35,000, there are great dealer incentives that can drive down your price.
For those that are looking for style on a budget, the Kia Sportage is a great option. This crossover will start at around $23,000 and provides you with plenty of great features. There are two engine options, which includes a turbocharged engine that produces an impressive 240 horsepower. However, the base engine that produces about 180 horsepower is often considered sufficient by drivers. At the higher levels, the Sportage can cost up to $35,000. This trim will include all available features and will come with the more powerful engine option and all-wheel drive. Kia tends to have great deals available for both financing and leasing a Sportage. The best place to find these deals is through the Kia website or at your local dealer.