You’ve probably heard the term ‘crossover’ applied to cars, but we wouldn’t blame you if you don’t know what it means.
The truth is that there’s no hard-and-fast definition. However, the common consensus is that a crossover is a car that looks like an SUV (you might call it a 4x4) thanks to its high ground clearance and rugged design but which has no more off-roading ability than your average hatchback due to the fact it has two-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive.
There are plenty of examples that blur the boundaries, but in essence a crossover is more about style than anything else and people love them because they mix a tough image with impressive practicality. They’re hugely popular, which means there are lots of used crossovers to choose from – here’s our guide to the best used crossovers you can buy, listed from smallest to largest.