The most popular car on the road
Why are drivers loving crossovers more than ever? They’re not too large, offer a good view, and because most aren’t true 4x4s with heavy four-wheel drive mechanics, they weigh less which gives better fuel economy. Last year, almost half a million crossovers were sold and they are fast becoming some of the most popular cars on the market. Now, with more crossovers on the market, manufacturers are going the extra mile to attract drivers…
If it’s style you’re after, the new BMW X2, a small crossover with sporty looks and a beautifully made interior, ticks a number of boxes. We spend an average of 10 hours a week behind the wheel, so the interior matters, and this one is stylish, well-built and comfortable. Cruise control, parking sensors and alloy wheels (which often cost extra) are fitted on all models. The X2 is lower than other crossovers, which means less space in the back seats and boot, but we like how the sporty style makes it feel like a hatchback to drive. The BMW X2 starts at £30,040.
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If space is your top priority, the Peugeot 3008 could be for you. It’s practical, comes with the latest safety technology and has a high-quality interior, which can even give you a back rub if you’re feeling stressed – handy if you’re on a long road trip with the family. The 3008 is all about the wellbeing of the driver – a seat with five massage settings, mood lighting and a choice of scents – what more could you need for stress-free driving? The Peugeot 3008 starts at £22,870.
A decade ago, Nissan took a family hatchback and added a high driving position, tougher looks, a large dose of practicality, and the crossover was born: the Nissan Qashqai. And to date, the Qashqai continues to be the bestseller on sales lists. The Nissan Qashqai starts at £19,300.