Best SUVs and Crossovers of 2019
Looking for a stylish and powerful new SUV? The best SUVs and crossovers on the market offer top-rated performance, superb fuel economy and terrific styling that is sure to impress drivers from all walks of life. While SUVs typically offer superior off-road performance and towing power, crossovers offer the utility and versatility of an SUV combined with smoother driving performance of a car. Crossovers are typically the most popular options due to their driving performance and superior fuel economy, but these days you can find plenty of great SUVs in that regard. To help you find a vehicle that's right for you, check out these excellent SUVS/Crossovers mentioned below. These are some of the best vehicles of the year, period.
There's a ton of great compact SUVs and crossovers this year to fit nearly any budget. The 2019 Subaru Forester has been redesigned for 2019 with standard all-wheel drive and superior fuel economy estimates at 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. While it doesn't offer the most powerful engine options, it provides a composed ride that makes it a pleasure to drive, nonetheless. Another popular option is the 2019 Honda CR-V. The crossover offers comparable engine power and performance, as well as fuel economy estimates but in addition offers a more generous amount of cargo space. Both vehicles offer a starting cost of around $24,300. But if you have more to spend, the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid is an ideal choice in terms of fuel economy, delivering 219 horsepower and getting 41 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. It also comes with a significant number of standard features like dual-zone climate control and a sophisticated infotainment system. Get one starting at $27,700.
If you are looking on the market for a mid-size SUV, the all-new Subaru Ascent may be perfect for you. It offers three rows of seating for up to eight passengers, plenty of tech features including driver assistance features like lane departure warning, and a great infotainment system. At 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, fuel economy estimates are pretty good too. The Ascent is available starting at $31,995. The 2019 Toyota Highlander which starts at $31,330 is another great three-row SUV that offers a more powerful 306-horsepower optional engine, more standard driver assistance features and a quiet cabin. On the downside, it's fuel economy estimates aren't quite as impressive. If you really want better performance, the 2019 Ford Edge offers a potent turbocharged V6 that outputs 335 horsepower, and gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway - superior to the Highlander. Get one starting at $29,995.
If you are looking for a large SUV, no one quite does it like Ford. The 2019 Ford Expedition provides up to 400 horsepower and gets up to 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. It offers a spacious cabin for eight passengers and an impressive 14.6 cubic foot cargo capacity. Included as standard features are a SYNC infotainment system, parking sensors, six-speaker audio and a Ford MyKey system. Pricing for the Ford Expedition starts at $52,130 but with the fully-loaded Platinum trim with wood accents and massage seats, you could spend up to $73K. Check it out at your local Ford dealer.