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Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked | CarMax

There are lots of reasons why you’d consider hopping on the crossover bandwagon. Maybe you want to enjoy the extra space of an SUV without sacrificing fuel economy. Perhaps you like tighter handling and a smooth ride all at once. Either way, you may be wondering which crossover SUVs are worth your time to test drive.

So, what’s a crossover SUV? One main difference is in the vehicle’s platform/chassis. Typically, an SUV is built on the same chassis that a truck would be built on. However, a crossover vehicle has many of the features of an SUV, but is typically built with the same "body-on-frame" design that a passenger vehicle or sedan would have. And while there may be a little bit of contention between car enthusiasts over what constitutes an SUV or a crossover, one thing is for certain: crossovers are really popular these days.

Here’s a list of best crossover vehicles we put together to help you out, using CarMax sales data collected between January 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017.

  1. Nissan Rogue
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Nissan Rogue | CarMax
  2. Honda CR-V
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Honda CR-V | CarMax
  3. Chevrolet Equinox
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Chevrolet Equinox | CarMax
  4. Ford Edge
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Ford Edge | CarMax
  5. Toyota RAV4
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Toyota RAV4 | CarMax
  6. Ford Escape
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Ford Escape | CarMax
  7. Toyota Highlander
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Toyota Highlander | CarMax
  8. Nissan Murano
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Nissan Murano | CarMax
  9. GMC Terrain
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: GMC Terrain | CarMax
  10. Lexus RX-350
    Best Crossover SUVs, Ranked: Lexus RX-350 | CarMax

There’s a lot to look at on this list, and lots of options and features to make one of these crossovers worth considering. There’s the 3 row seat option in crossovers like the 2017 Toyota Highlander Limited. If the all-weather capability of all-wheel drive is important to you, check out a 2015 Honda CR-V, which has AWD in select trims. And, if you want a swoopy, aerodynamic look plus lots of comfort features like heated leather seats and a panoramic sunroof, take a look at crossovers like the 2014 Ford Edge Limited and the 2015 GMC Terrain SLE.

Ready to shop? CarMax has thousands of used SUVs on our lots, including compact SUVs, crossover SUVs, and midsize SUVs. Here are some more ‘best’ ranking lists:

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