The Crossover is typically defined by its combination of features taken from sport utility vehicles (SUV) and passenger vehicles—especially hatchbacks or station wagons. Utilizing the unibody construction type, the Crossover design generally includes items such as high H-point seating, tall interior packaging, a high center of gravity, all-wheel drive, independent rear suspension, car-like handling, superior fuel economy and high ground clearance.
Crossovers aren’t typically thought of as the most exciting vehicle—but what they lack in exhilaration, the Crossover makes up for in functionality, especially for men. Whether you’re a guy driving your date to the latest hot spot downtown, hauling a large family around, or making a quick run to the building supply store, the Crossover has long served the needs of many men that require a multi-purpose vehicle. So, here we present our list for the best Crossovers for men in 2016.
2016 Hyundai Sante Fe
This vehicle is definitely one of the best 2016 crossovers, whether for single men or family men, the 2016 Hyundai Sante Fe features three rows of seats and room for more. The six-speed automatic transmission features a 29hp, 3.3 liter, V6 engine and shifting that is really rather smooth and unobtrusive—while maintaining brisk acceleration. Front-wheel drive is standard, while the all-wheel drive choice is an option. The car also offers cloud technology including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Blue Link Connectivity.
2016 Mazda CX-9
The brand new Mazda CX-9 is another three-row crossover that incorporates a lot of “get up and go” into its overall design. The steering is very precise while maintaining an “unheavy” feel on the wheel and the suspension is very finely tuned—which makes for some of the best handling in the Crossover category. Under the hood, A 250 hp, 2.5 liter, turbo four combines with a six-speed automatic to make for a surprisingly speedy car. In addition, the Mazda CX-9 provides the choice of all wheel drive or front.
2016 Ford Edge
What this Crossover loses in power, it makes up for in style. Modern paint jobs combine with the Edge body design to make a rig that just looks great. The engine features a 2.0 liter, 245 hp turbo four-cylinder or a 280 hp, 3.5-liter, V6 connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and all wheel or front wheel drive availability. Otherwise, the suspension provides a remarkably comfortable ride. In addition, the 2016 Ford Edge provides a sizeable cargo bay and offers many innovative tech options including adaptive cruise control, Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment, self-parking, and lane-keep assist.
2016 Kia Sorento
If you’re looking to avoid the stigma associated with minivans (Crossovers are often confused with the mini-van), the 2016 Kia Sorento could be a perfect choice—as the car looks more like an SUV than a crossover. The 2016 Kia Sorento offers a 185-hp four-cylinder with a 240 hp turbo four-cylinder. Also, a 290-hp, V6 model and five or seven passenger options are available.
Like with the other Crossovers on this list, this Crossover offers a plethora of technological innovations including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Otherwise, this is a high functioning six-speed automatic with front-wheel and all-wheel availability.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC
This car is a highly competent luxury Crossover with excellent interior design—probably the best offered in this class. Standard safety features include crosswind assist, collision prevention, adaptive suspension, and keyless start. The GLC normally comes equipped with a 241 hp, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and a paddle shift nine-speed. If rear-wheel drive is your preference, this is one of the few rear-wheel drive Crossovers featured our list. Also, an all-wheel model is available for purchase.
Otherwise, this car is one of the most comfortable Crossovers on the market and with interior quiet technology, this car drives and feels like a real Mercedes.
2016 Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 isn’t exactly the fastest Crossover on our list. However, it does provide one of the quietest rides and a better overall driver experience than nearly any other vehicle in this category. Powered by a 200 hp, 2.0-liter, turbo four connected to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Audi Q3 offers front-wheel and all-wheel drive options—and, of course, the Quattro is available as well.
Otherwise, the Audi Q3 offers standard LED taillamps, HID headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, and power heated seats. Compared to other cars on this list, this vehicle ranks highest in model variance. Several packages are offered by the manufacturer including the Prestige and Sports packages—which also include lane change assist, NMI nav, Bose audio, and power liftgate availability as well.
2016 Mazda CX-3
The CX-3 is probably the single most lively and enjoyable Crossover on our list. The car simply offers a lot of edgy styling and taut handling. Featuring a 146 hp, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic, this vehicle won’t blow anyone away in a street race. However, the CX-3 does offer much in torque, as well as a highly attentive sports tuned suspension. Also, Mazda has taken a few creative weight-saving measures to ensure powerful responsiveness, handling, and overall driving pleasure. Otherwise, the CX-3 Cabin is made from high-quality materials and offers modern driving and cloud-based apps. To sum up, this Crossover is just a lot of fun.