*This guide includes crossovers of different sizes in the budget range between $15,000 and $25,000. All prices include VAT & Registration.
Crossovers are meant to offer you the best of two worlds. They're easy to drive and fuel efficient like a car, practical and spacious like an SUV.
They are excellent for city driving, but are also able to handle some rough terrain.
They are famous and successful because they're a good fit for various lifestyles.
Whether you are a parent, an outdoor adventurer, a dog owner, a university student or a mix of more than one, you are bound to find a crossover to suit your needs perfectly.
Firt things first, let's answer the big question...
Should You Go For a 4x4 or a 2x4 Drivetrain?
The simple answer is that if you will only be driving on the pavement, you'd rather settle for a 2x4 drivetrain.
A 2x4 will cost less, weigh less, and offer better fuel economy. So the question you should be asking yourself is whether the extra price that you're paying is worth it. Do you live in mountaineous areas, drive in snowy conditions and run the risk of frequently driving over ice? If so, a 4x4 is definitely worth it for the extra traction it offers.
We have divided the selection below into 3 categories: 4x4 as standard, 4x4 available (at extra cost), and no 4x4 availability.
*Prices illustrated might change over time. Please refer to the full review linked with each image for the latest update, the pros and cons, and recommendations for each vehicle.
Crossovers With 4x4 as Standard
The Suzuki Vitara differentiates itself by offering 4x4 as standard, good looks and a long list of equipment at an affordable price.
The New Renault Duster is a big improvement over the previous generation. It is now a modern looking crossover that will suit a wide variety of people, especially those looking for a spacious yet affordable crossover with no compromise on the design.
- Full options model available for $25,600 (including all optional features)
With optional 4WD capability, a 2.0L engine and a 6-speed tiptronic, the Citroen C4 Aircross is a bargain. If you are concerned with the reliability of French cars, don't be, because this one is built on the Mitsubishi ASX platform.