You’ve probably heard the term ‘crossover’ applied to cars, but what does that term really mean?
The truth is that there’s no hard-and-fast definition. However, the general consensus is that a crossover is a car that looks like an SUV, thanks to its high ground clearance and rugged design, but is usually more fuel-efficient and affordable, like a hatchback. Crossovers SUVs tend not to have the off-road capabilities or four-wheel drive of larger SUVs.
There are plenty of examples that blur those boundaries, but in essence, a crossover SUV is more about style than anything else and people love them because they mix a tough image with impressive practicality. Here’s our guide to the best used crossovers you can buy, from the smallest to the largest.