Hot SUVs and Crossovers for 2010

While the SUV segment is slowing down — witness just one all-new model for 2010, the Land Rover LR4 — the crossover segment continues to steam ahead with a number of new mainstream and luxury models hitting showrooms.

Hot Crossovers for 2010
All cars are listed in alphabetical order and are from the 2010 model year.
Like BMW's recently introduced X6 crossover, the new Acura ZDX is a coupe-like utility vehicle that's as much about style as it is about functionality.
  • Standard 300-hp V-6
  • Leather seating for five
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional collision-warning-and-braking system
$33,330 - $47,540
Redesigned for 2010, the SRX gains the latest take on Cadillac's edgy design theme and offers better gas mileage than the outgoing model.
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of two V-6s, one of which is turbocharged and makes 300 hp
  • Optional dual-screen backseat entertainment system
  • Standard 18-inch wheels; 20-inch rims are optional
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
$22,440 - $29,725
Something of an also-ran in the small crossover segment until now, the Equinox vaults into contention with its 2010 redesign. The new model offers improved gas mileage and upscale interior design.
  • Four-cylinder engine makes 182 hp, and front-wheel-drive versions get 32 mpg on the highway
  • Optional 264-hp V-6
  • Optional all-wheel drive
  • Spacious, reclining and sliding backseat
  • Standard stability system
$24,250 - $31,000
Sister to the Chevrolet Equinox, the new Terrain crossover offers a more rugged exterior, giving it a unique appearance. Interior styling differences are minor.
  • Standard four-cylinder engine offers 32-mpg highway rating with front-wheel drive
  • Optional V-6 engine
  • Standard backup camera
  • Optional remote starting system
  • Optional backseat entertainment system with two screens
With its update for the 2010 model year, Land Rover's LR3 midsize luxury SUV becomes the LR4. There are a number of exterior and interior changes, as well as a new V-8 engine.
  • 5.0-liter V-8 makes 375 hp
  • Standard 4WD with Land Rover's Terrain Response technology
  • More luxurious cabin appointments
  • Seats five or seven
  • Towing capacity of 7,716 pounds
$36,800 - $43,250
Lexus has refined — rather than radically altered — its RX 350 luxury crossover for 2010. That seems a sensible thing to do, as the RX is one of the most popular models in its class. An RX 450h hybrid version is also offered.
  • 275-hp V-6 (RX 350)
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • Optional navigation system with joystick-like Remote Touch interface
  • EPA-estimated 32/28 mpg city/highway for front-wheel-drive hybrid models
$44,200 - $49,200
The MKT gives Lincoln a full-size luxury crossover to do battle with the likes of the Buick Enclave. It's related to the Ford Flex, but it has sleeker styling, albeit with less room in the third row.
  • Seating for six or seven people in three rows
  • Choice of two V-6 engines, one of which features twin turbos and makes 355 hp
  • Optional navigation system with Sirius Travel Link service for real-time gas prices
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
$34,600 - $36,600
The all-new GLK-Class small luxury crossover enters a rapidly growing segment. Unlike many of its competitors, however, it features upright styling that's more closely associated with traditional SUVs.
  • 268-hp V-6
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Optional navigation system with Comand knob-based interface
  • Optional dual-screen backseat entertainment system
$32,395 - $37,200
The all-new five-seat XC60 offers a number of unique styling cues to set it apart from the luxury crossover competition as well as advanced safety features. It slots below the seven-seat XC90 in Volvo's lineup.
  • Choice of two inline-six-cylinder engines, one of which is turbocharged and makes 281 hp
  • Slender, long LED taillamps
  • Available two-tone leather seats
  • Distinctive aluminum or wood trim available
  • City Safety technology designed to prevent low-speed collisions
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