The new 2016 crossover models are fun and versatile. Whether you are looking for a high-powered alternative to a sports sedan or a rugged off-road machine, today’s market has plenty of exciting options to choose from. Here are three of the coolest crossovers for 2016.
Ford Edge Sport
Equipped with a turbocharged V6 engine, the 2016 Ford Edge Sport proves to be a strong performer on the road. With 315 horsepower under the hood, the potent crossover can hit 60 mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds. The standard AWD system enables the Edge Sport to maintain outstanding traction. Amazingly, the potent SUV still manages to deliver 27 mpg on the highway. A sports-tuned suspension comes standard.
From a styling standpoint, enhancements such as the 20-inch alloy wheels take its appearance to the next level. Some of the nice interior features include heated seats, a new Sync 3 infotainment system, and a powerful Sony sound system. Not only did the Edge Sport earn a top safety rating, but it also available with several high-tech driving aids.
If you are looking for a fuel-efficient crossover that handles exceptionally well, the new Mazda CX-3 is among the best options. The compact vehicle can return a sensational 35 mpg on the open highway. An athletic chassis also enables the CX-3 to offer a sporty driving experience. It is the perfect option for the drivers who don’t have a large family.
Equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels and LED fog lights, the Touring model rivals the appearance of a far more expensive automobile. Some of the new features include a 7-inch touch-screen, a premium sound system, adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display. Mazda also offers an i-Activsense safety package, which includes automatic braking technology.
Of the new 2016 crossovers, the 2016 Audi SQ5 is definitely among the sportiest. Its supercharged V-6 engine churns on a mesmerizing 354 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. When launched from a standstill, the SQ5 can hit 60 mph in a jaw-dropping 4.9 seconds. From a handling standpoint, only a handful of SUVs can compare to the new SQ5. A sports-tuned suspension allows it to offer precise driving dynamics.
The SQ5 also rewards families with a spacious backseat. When taking a lengthy road trip, the reclining rear seat will provide enhanced comfort. Even the base model comes loaded with extravagant features. Audi’s MMI infotainment system is one of the most advanced units on the market. Some of the other standard components include a 10-speaker sound system, a large panoramic sunroof, and heated sport seats.