| 31st January 2012
Crossover can mean many things, but the list of 2012 crossovers below refers to SUV-styled cars with similar dimensions but added practicality over the standard supermini and small family hatches on the market.
Very popular, very stylish, surprisingly cheap and comes with the choice of extra seats, however its seats don't fold flat.
Nissan Qashqai news
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Plenty of equipment and has sharp handling, but it's not that practical.
As usual you can expect premium interior and plenty of street credit.
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Good strong engine and loads of space.
It is also very cheap to buy, but its drive is a little unsettled and its kit is a bit basic, particularly in entry-level models.
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Great muscular style and quite cheap for what it is. Steering isn't great and the engine range isn't that extensive.
Kia Sportage news
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Bulky and sportier exterior with loads of interior space. A bit expensive and not very powerful.
Vauxhall Antara news
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All the perks of the classic Mini models but with added space. A bit boring to drive for a crossover.
Mini Countryman news
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Comfy to drive and has a stylish appearance, but in terms of practicality it lacks a little.
Ford Kuga news
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Small but powerful, popular and stylish. Interior practicality lacks a little because of its size.
Nissan Juke news
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Stylish, good emissions and spacious. Lacks a little in the response handling department.
Peugeot 3008 news
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Good all-round drive and very spacious. A lot of wind noise on the road.
Skoda Yeti news
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Plenty of gadgets and very reasonably priced. It lacks a little in terms of a comfortable ride.
Hyundai ix35 news
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Reasonable price and offers plenty of space. It is quite bland compared to competitors.
Mitsubishi ASX news
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Quite stylish and quite cheap. Not very powerful and interior is a bit tacky.
Ssangyong Korando news
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Cheap to buy, good levels of equipment and nice to look at. Though it is nice to look to it lacks distinctive styling features.
Suzuki SX4 news
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Good for the family and handles well on and off-road. As a Toyota, it is typically hard-wearing and the build quality is solid.
However its ride is a little noisy, and in essence is a family car.
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Plenty of equipment and a powerful engine range.
But it is expensive for a crossover its size, especially in terms of entry-level price.
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Fun to drive and offers a comfy and equipped cabin. A bit pricey compared to competitors.
Volkswagen Tiguan news
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Smooth and responsive ride as well as plenty of space.
However cheaper variants lack basic equipment and when compared with competitors is very dissapointing.
Volvo XC60 deals
Comfortable and on a whole well built.
But it is expensive and lacks the responsive handling that a lot of its competitors offer.
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