Cars.com Best Bets for Crossovers

To qualify as a Cars.com Best Bet crossover, models must meet three quantified criteria: a Good rating in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, average or higher reliability ratings, and average or higher fuel mileage within their class. The crossover classes and mileage cutoffs are compact (22.6 mpg), midsize (20.2 mpg), full-size (18.8 mpg), luxury (17.8 mpg) and hybrid/diesel (23.1 mpg). All mileage citations are in EPA-estimated combined city/highway mpg.

2011 Best Bets: Crossovers
Crossovers are listed in alphabetical order by their class: compact, midsize, full-size, luxury and hybrid.
Compact
$21,695 - $27,895
  • New SE trim level
  • Standard stability system
  • FWD or AWD
$18,745 - $26,195
  • New trim level added
  • New four-cylinder engine choice for 2011
  • Good gas mileage
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
$21,995 - $27,795
  • Revised XLS trim level
  • Seats five or seven
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Performance-oriented GT trim level
  • Third-row seat now standard on SE model
$20,810 - $25,660
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • 170-hp four-cylinder
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
$20,495 - $29,995
  • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Standard AWD
  • High ground clearance
  • Manual or automatic
$13,499 - $18,899
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • FWD or AWD
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional keyless start
  • Standard rear side airbags
$21,925 - $28,235
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Five- or seven-person capacity
  • Available backup camera
$23,720 - $35,090
  • Compact five-seat SUV
  • 200-hp, turbo four-cylinder
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Standard MP3-player input
Midsize
$22,745 - $30,070
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Flex-fuel capability for V-6
  • Six-speed automatic
  • 32 mpg highway rating for FWD 4-cylinder
  • Optional dual-screen entertainment system
  • Standard stability system
$29,790 - $34,140
  • Hatchback version of Accord sedan
  • Standard V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Seats 5
  • Unique gauges and wood trim
  • Driver-friendly center-console controls
$21,695 - $30,695
  • USB stereo input standard
  • Bluetooth standard
  • Minor content upgrades
$20,995 - $33,895
  • Redesigned for 2011
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Car-based construction
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
$21,990 - $33,340
  • New "i" Touring model with 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available backup camera
  • FWD or AWD
$28,500 - $39,140
  • Five-seat crossover
  • Available power liftgate
  • Push-button start
  • New SV trim level
  • Refreshed exterior styling
  • Updated interior
$23,195 - $31,495
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine
  • Swiveling roof rails
  • Manual or automatic
  • Related to Legacy sedan
  • Side mirrors now fold
$27,540 - $36,495
  • Updated exterior
  • New rear climate controls
  • New split-folding third row
  • FWD or AWD, four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Highlander Hybrid with stronger drivetrain
$26,625 - $29,900
  • Wagonlike styling
  • Seats five
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Optional AWD
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Optional panoramic moonroof
Full-size
$35,615 - $44,095
  • 288-hp V-6
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Available AWD
  • Related to Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia
$29,224 - $39,975
  • Malibu-inspired styling
  • Three rows of seats
  • Standard 281-hp V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Related to GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave
$29,075 - $45,185
  • Room for up to seven
  • 355-hp EcoBoost V-6
  • Optional onboard refrigerator
  • White or silver roof available
  • Available AWD
$29,135 - $34,535
  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Standard 3.7-liter V-6
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Optional blind spot warning system
Luxury
$42,580 - $52,205
  • Standard six-speed automatic
  • Available tech features
  • Seven seats standard
  • Standard all-wheel drive
$32,620 - $34,620
  • Smaller than MDX
  • 240-hp turbocharged engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
$33,830 - $48,540
  • Choice of two V-6 engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard rearview camera (except base model)
  • Free maintenance for 4 years/50,000 miles
$34,550 - $38,150
  • 297-hp V-6
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or AWD
  • Five seats
  • Optional Around View Monitor
  • Blind spot warning system
$38,375 - $39,775
  • Brake override system
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display
$44,200 - $49,200
  • Seating for six or seven
  • Optional 355-hp, twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional refrigerator
$32,400 - $41,550
  • Five seats
  • 240-hp six-cylinder or 300-hp, turbo six-cylinder
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard City Safety collision avoidance system
  • More power for 2011
  • New 3.2 R-Design model
Hybrid
$29,935 - $34,195
  • Self-parking option
  • Can run on electric power alone
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional customizable ambient lighting
  • Optional navigation system with hybrid-drive readouts
$43,935 - $45,525
  • 30-32 mpg city mileage
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display
$37,490 - $43,145
  • Updated exterior
  • New rear climate controls
  • New split-folding third row
  • FWD or AWD, four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Highlander Hybrid with stronger drivetrain
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