Wadav has made a rating of the most popular crossovers in the USA. It includes 10 models, which Americans most often buy in 2018.
The rating did not take into account the medium- and full-size SUVs. For example, the list of leaders in sales did not include models such as Jeep Wrangler and Ford Explorer. By technical characteristics, these cars are closer to SUVs.
Unlike the European car classification, in which all vehicles are categorized according to body size and cost, an entirely different system of vehicle categories is used in the United States.
So, for example, a car like The Chevrolet Malibu in America is considered the standard medium-small car, when in both Europe and in our country the car is considered a full-size sedan. We will not go into details, why the system of classification of vehicles in different countries differs so much.
Today we want to draw your attention to the American SUVs and pickup trucks, which differ in the grandiose dimensions of the body and powerful engines. It is worth noting that American SUVs are beyond competition in the global automotive market. American Gigantomania in the automotive world is a distinguishing feature of all US automotive brands. We offer you for review the large American SUVs that did not catch on in old Europe because of fuel consumption, and also because of the narrow streets of the cities of the European Union, where these cars are crowded.
Below are the 10 most popular crossovers in the US in February 2018. Cars are sorted by sales volume - from smaller to bigger.
In the top 10 popular crossovers of the USA two models of Subaru got at once. One of them is Forester. American dealers ask for a car in the minimum configuration of about $ 23,000.
The current generation of "Forester" was introduced in 2012.
In 2014, the American edition of Motor Trend named the Subaru Forester the best car of the year in the SUV class and in 2017 at the motor show in Toronto, the Japanese crossover was recognized as Canada's best utility vehicle (according to the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada).
Jeep Compass - a compact crossover, which is the model range of the company is located a step below the Cherokee.
Prices for cars in the US start at $ 21,000. For this money, Americans get an SUV with a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, which works paired with a six-speed "mechanics." A 6-step automatic machine is also available at a higher price.
CX-5 is the most popular Mazda car in the US. Americans are offered a car with a 2.5-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 187 horsepower. The engine is paired with an automatic transmission.
Crossover can have a drive, both on the front, and on all four wheels. Prices for the Mazda CX-5 in the US start at $ 24,150.
Jeep Cherokee of the current generation was introduced in 2013. Immediately after the premiere, the model began to receive reports criticizing the design of the all-terrain vehicle, calling the car "caricature" and "April Fool's joke."
In response, the company claimed that the exterior of the car was created with a vision for the future, so that even five years after the first show, customers should be attracted by their originality.
In 2017, Jeep introduced the updated Cherokee crossover. The model got rid of the unusual design of the front part of the body, criticized by the brand's fans, making the exterior look more "quiet."
Just behind the Forester in the list of popular crossovers of America follows another model Subaru - Outback.
The sixth generation of the SUV made its debut in 2015. In the US, for a car in the "minimalk" they ask almost $ 26,000.
The crossover can be equipped with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, which works in tandem with the "variator". There is also a more powerful unit - 3,6-liter.
The Ford Escape is a compact crossover that is among the top five most popular cars in the US in its class. The current generation of the model was introduced in 2013.
In Europe, this car - Escape is known as Ford Kuga. In America, the prices for the crossover start from $ 23,850.
CR-V is Honda's most popular crossover in the US. Today, this car is also among the world's best sellers in its class.
The current - the fifth - generation CR-V debuted in 2017. This year's edition of Motor Trend named the Japanese crossover the best car of the year in the SUV class.
In the States, car prices start at $ 24,150. For this money, the manufacturer offers an all-terrain vehicle with a 2.4-liter engine with a capacity of 184 horsepower. The engine is paired with a variator.
Chevrolet Equinox is among the top three most popular crossovers in the US. In Europe, including this model is not represented.
Sales of Equinox new generation started in 2017. In the minimum configuration, the car costs $ 26,500. For this money, Chevrolet offers a crossover with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and a front-wheel drive.
Toyota RAV4 - one of the most popular crossover in the US, the current generation of the car debuted in 2013. In the States, car prices start at $ 24,410. For this money, customers receive a front-wheel-drive crossover with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine rated at 176 horsepower. The motor is paired with a 6-speed "mechanics".
The most popular Nissan crossover in the US is Rogue. Outside the States, this model is known as X-Trail. The current generation of Rogue was introduced in 2013.
In the minimum configuration of American dealers, the car costs $ 24,800. For this money, buyers are offered a crossover with a 2.5-liter petrol engine of 170 horsepower.