13 Best Crossover SUVs in 2018: Photos and Details

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Which Family SUV Comes Out On Top?

The crossover category is as popular as it is hard to pin down. It’s taller than a wagon, smaller than a full-size SUV, more capable than a sedan, and roomier than a hatchback, especially when it comes to cargo space. These vehicles are very versatile and can be as easy to drive in town as they are on the highway or even to the trailhead.

But as you’ll see in this slideshow, there’s still quite a variety within the crossover category. Some seat five in two rows, while others are large enough for seven in three rows of seats. There are options for enthusiastic drivers, like the 2018 Ford Escape. There are models that have interiors bordering on luxury, such as the 2018 Nissan Murano. And there are a few that can handle a little light off-roading, like the 2018 Subaru Outback.

We took into account the overall scores of these crossover vehicles to find the top contenders in this very competitive category. You’ll find the crossovers with the highest scores, and a few award winners, in this slideshow. Scores do change as new information becomes available, so those mentioned here might not exactly match the scores in the individual reviews.

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