Top 3 Compact SUVs

The manufacture and sales of Compact SUVs has been on an increasing climb over the last few years as the auto-manufacturers test out new designs and launch crossovers with excellent specs into the market that take people by surprise and provide much more than their expectations. These features are available at the price of a full-sized SUV and its performance package coupled with the elegant aesthetic appeal of a sedan. The crossovers are hitting the market as top sellers due to their rugged appeal with the masses. Here is a list of the top 3 crossovers that have been rated as buyer’s favorites:

  • Nissan Rogue:

This model has surpassed the all-time favorite Honda CR-V and has become a stunning winner because of its power-packed performance. Priced at $238,20, this crossover offers a combination of front and rear wheel driving setups. The V4 engine generates about 170 hp and has the choice of automatic transmission for easier gear stepping. The hybrid model’s electric motor is coupled with a 2.0-liter engine. It’s a perfect fit for everyday commute due to its ease of handling in traffic.

  • Ford Escape:

This model is a mini Ford Explorer that packs an athletic punch at just the price of $246,45. The handling on the steering couples well with the acceleration, thereby generating a smooth driving experience. This model is equipped with a standard V4 engine that generates 168 hp, but also available in the alternative turbo- charged V4 engines with either 179 hp or 254 hp. While the base models have a standard four-wheel drive, the turbo models have an AWD system. The infotainment system easily routes with smartphones and is user-friendly.

  • Jeep Cherokee:

Priced at $247,90, this crossover is a typical modern day American classic. The standard model is equipped with front wheel drive and a 2.4-liter V4 184-hp engine and is also available in an optional 4WD or 3.2-liter V6 271-hp engine with 9-speed auto-transmission. While this model holds a decent amount of heavy cargo, the interior aesthetic finish is like that of a luxury sedan purely modified for driver comfort.