March 27, 2012
It goes without saying that top rated vehicles, including the best crossover vehicles, changes from year to year however for various causes, usually including new models, cost changes, demonstrated efficiency changes over time, and industry benchmarks. For 2012, the best crossover SUVs are the Audi Q5, Mazda CX-9, and the Nissan Juke.
The 2012 Audi Q5 is the best performance crossover SUV out of these picks for a number of reasons: it is the best performance crossover SUV, it does not sacrifice looks for functionality or performance for looks, it becomes a wonderful fuel economy, and it is reasonably priced for what it possesses. The Audi Q5 has amazing handling and gives dual responsive engines, every engine having four cylinders, allowing it to average approximately 22 miles to the gallon.
As a sports utility vehicle it also gives lavish accommodations as well as comforts for both passengers as well as driver. Sufficient amounts of passenger room and cargo room as well as practically the finest interior of all SUVs, as well as giving all available capabilities that luxury vehicles could support. While it is not the peak of luxury or performance, due to its amazing blend of both it is definitely highest on the rankings for its value.
So far as performance goes it provides all wheel drive, 211 hp, 258 pounds of torque, regular 8 speed automatic transmission, as well as can go from 0 to 60 in just under 7 seconds. Continuing with safety the Audi Q5 offers traction control, front and side airbags, as well as a blind-spot warning program on select models. With the Audi Q5 offering goods specifications, safety, roomy accommodations, as well as as much as over 50 cubic feet of cargo room outline is the key reason why the Audi Q5 is worthy of its rank.
The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is another contender for the best crossover SUV however ranks in a close second to the Audi Q5. Even if being a larger sized vehicle, the Mazda C-9 gives good traction and control. The benefit of its larger size is, of course, more cargo room, sporting approximately 100 cubic feet of cargo room in a CX-9. The catch to size is always that it requires larger doors and more room for parking, with the doors becoming especially bothersome when dealing with other nearby vehicles.
The Mazda CX-9 holds 7 passengers comfortably and is mainly accommodating to the driver, standard installed navigation as well as computer, automatic heating and cooling for internal climate control, a leather steering wheel, in built blue tooth and state of the art speaker systems, as well as has remote entry and ignition so you don’t have to worry about unlocking doors or starting up the car up with your key. Really a powerhouse, the Mazda CX-9 exhibits great levels of luxury but is just a bit too large for its own good.
Finally the 2011 Nissan Juke comes in third against the other SUV models. Above all else it is an outstanding vehicle however its age works against it. A year might not look like a long period however it allows for great amounts of innovation and progress with regards to vehicles. Aesthetically the Nissan Juke is not the most pleasing car to look at.
Whilst that is not an objective opinion, its bumpy exterior as well as ridges detract from its general style and appearance. Reciprocally it is a powerhouse and a beast, providing it an amazing 188 horsepower for its size. It is easily one of the quickest cars with the best miles per gallon at an average of 30. Again it falls to performance in exchange for luxury though and that’s why this ranks only third.