How to choose a suitable crossover

Administrator posted this 19 January 2022

Recently, cars of the crossover class have been gaining great popularity in the automotive market. The question immediately arises why crossovers will gain popularity among motorists. This is because cars of this class are suitable both for suburban conditions and for daily trips around the city. Among the advantages of the crossover are:

  • good road lighting;
  • all-wheel drive;
  • comfort;
  • equipped with modern options for safety and comfort;
  • modern and attractive design inside and outside the car; 
  • large capacity.

If you have a large family or you often go out into nature, a crossover will be an ideal purchase. Because this car model will provide several advantages not only for the driver but also for his passengers. 

How to make the right decision when choosing a crossover?

To choose a crossover, we must first understand what control features and specific technical characteristics a car should have. If you've been driving a compact sedan or a spacious station wagon for many years, switching to a crossover will take some getting used to. But, the advantages of the crossover will be obvious immediately. 

Companies like Land Rover and Toyota have made their versions. These machines quickly gained popularity, and continue to develop. The evolution of the current model range of crossovers occurred thanks to Land Rover and Toyota. These companies have made their cars more convenient and comfortable for passengers, offering more space and luxury variants of their models. 

For most motorists, the choice of cars is made in their favour. Other automobile companies are also actively competing. Car manufacturers Porsche and BMW have SUVs in their model ranges. They are also distinguished by reliability and safety. The rejection of some functions makes the car lighter, and this contributes to better fuel economy than in minivans and full-size SUVs. And since the competition in crossovers is very tough, automakers are trying to introduce new technologies to keep up with competitors. 

Even though the fuel economy of some crossovers is mediocre, others are economical. For example, the basic model Toyota RAV-4 with a four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive provides a consumption of 9.3 litres per 100 km. The choice of all-wheel drive will increase the consumption by only 0.5 litres per 100 km. 

What are Toyota's popular crossovers?

Toyota C-HR

It is one of the popular crossovers that provides comfort and complete safety for the driver. LED optics provide good visibility even in the dead of night. TNGA deserves special mention. This is a set of modular components that make driving safe in all conditions. The basic version was equipped with an inline gasoline turbocharged four with a volume of only 1.2 litres. Its peak output is 115 horsepower at 5200-5600 rpm and 185 Nm of torque in the range from 1500 to 4000 crankshaft revolutions per minute.

Toyota RAV4

This car is perfect for off-road driving. The new all-wheel-drive has dramatically improved cross-country performance. Also included is an innovative torque distribution system for the rear wheels, which reduces the likelihood of slipping. The speed and power of the RAV4 crossover are provided by a gasoline engine paired with an 8-speed gearbox. The manufacturer paid attention to the safety of the driver and passengers. The car is equipped with an active safety system "Toyota Safety Sense". This adds a significant competitive advantage to the vehicle. 

Toyota Highlander

Highlander is the perfect full-size crossover. This car is also distinguished by its safety and comfort. It has a spacious interior and a progressive design. The car has a TNGA system (Toyota New Global Architecture). It provides improved dynamics, excellent manoeuvrability, and high safety. Toyota Highlander is endowed with an economical and dynamic engine. Its volume is 3.5 litres with all-wheel drive combined with 8-speed transmission. The manufacturer guarantees confident traffic on the roads.