2014 Crossover Buyers Guide

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Crossovers continue to grow in popularity, offering fuel economy and driving dynamics closer to the cars they are based on, rather than traits of a traditional SUV. Originally a segment dedicated to compact crossovers, increasingly full-size and sub-compact crossovers are gaining popularity.

What's New?

The compact crossover market is one of the fastest growing segments in the automotive landscape today, so it is no surprise that a slew of new models have arrived this year, with more on the way. Toyota introduced an all-new RAV4 this year that ditches the V6 and 3rd row seating options to focus more on efficiency. Not happy with just one new crossover this year, Subaru has also released an all-new 2014 Forester, available with a punchy 250 hp turbocharged engine.

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The Mitsubishi Outlander is another redesigned compact crossover for 2014. Bucking the trend of downsized engines, the Outlander is one of the few compact crossovers to still offer V6 power and  third row option. Joining the Outlander in the world of three row compact crossovers is the all-new Nissan Rogue. Powered by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder, the new Rogue makes 170 hp.

If all of these new compact crossovers aren’t enough, Jeep has resurrected the Cherokee name with a new compact crossover offering four-cylinder and V6 engine options. Despite being a crossover vehicle, Jeep promises the new Cherokee can handle off-road terrain.

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Toyota has also released a new version of the companies mid-size Highlander crossover. Once again the vehicle will be offered with a choice of three engines, a four-cylinder, a six-cylinder and a six-cylinder hybrid.

What's Coming?

Mercedes-Benz will be bringing a compact crossover version of the company's CLA four-door coupe. Called the GLA, the new vehicle will offer a range of 2.0 liter turboharged engines including one producing around 355 hp in the GLA 45 AMG

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Honda will roll out an all-new Pilot later this year that should keep to the vehicles winning formula. On a more extreme overhaul, expect Volvo to release the reinvented XC90 later on this year as well. 

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2014 Jeep Patriot
2014 Jeep Patriot
view 8 trims
$16,395 - $26,395 21/27 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Jeep Compass
2014 Jeep Compass
view 8 trims
$18,795 - $27,995 21/27 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Nissan JUKE
2014 Nissan JUKE
view 11 trims
$19,170 - $28,120 25/30 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
view 5 trims
$19,470 - $23,995 24/29 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Dodge Journey
2014 Dodge Journey
view 11 trims
$19,995 - $30,895 16/24 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Nissan Rogue Select
2014 Nissan Rogue Select
view 2 trims
$20,040 - $21,390 22/27 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Mazda CX-5
2014 Mazda CX-5
view 7 trims
$21,395 - $29,070 24/30 mpg
4 reviews
2014 Hyundai Tucson
2014 Hyundai Tucson
view 11 trims
$21,450 - $28,900 20/25 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Kia Sportage
view 6 trims
$21,600 - $28,400 19/24 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
view 3 trims
$21,995 - $24,495 23/30 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester
view 8 trims
$21,995 - $32,995 22/28 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue
view 6 trims
$22,790 - $29,630 25/32 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
view 4 trims
$22,995 - $27,795 20/28 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee
view 9 trims
$22,995 - $30,095 19/25 mpg
11 reviews
2014 Ford Escape
2014 Ford Escape
view 5 trims
$23,100 - $30,850 22/30 mpg
4 reviews
2014 Honda CR-V
2014 Honda CR-V
view 10 trims
$23,120 - $30,620 22/30 mpg
2 reviews
2014 MINI Cooper Paceman
2014 MINI Cooper Paceman
view 4 trims
$23,300 - $35,600 25/31 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
view 11 trims
$23,305 - $38,835 18/26 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Subaru Outback
2014 Subaru Outback
view 11 trims
$23,495 - $32,095 17/25 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Toyota RAV4
2014 Toyota RAV4
view 6 trims
$23,550 - $29,720 22/29 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento
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$24,100 - $40,100 18/24 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Buick Encore
2014 Buick Encore
view 8 trims
$24,160 - $30,465 23/30 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Chevrolet Equinox
2014 Chevrolet Equinox
view 8 trims
$24,440 - $33,400 20/29 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
view 6 trims
$24,950 - $32,400 18/24 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
view 2 trims
$25,995 - $29,295 29/33 mpg
0 reviews
2014 GMC Terrain
2014 GMC Terrain
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$26,465 - $36,905 20/29 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Honda Crosstour
2014 Honda Crosstour
view 8 trims
$27,380 - $37,240 19/28 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
view 3 trims
$27,680 - $29,270 15/18 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Toyota Venza
2014 Toyota Venza
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$27,950 - $39,570 18/25 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Ford Edge
2014 Ford Edge
view 8 trims
$28,100 - $39,550 17/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Nissan Murano
2014 Nissan Murano
view 8 trims
$28,530 - $39,570 18/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Ford Flex
2014 Ford Flex
view 6 trims
$29,015 - $42,375 16/23 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Nissan Pathfinder
2014 Nissan Pathfinder
view 14 trims
$29,110 - $44,550 19/25 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Toyota Highlander
2014 Toyota Highlander
view 11 trims
$29,215 - $43,590 18/24 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
view 11 trims
$29,495 - $64,380 13/19 mpg
3 reviews
2014 Honda Pilot
2014 Honda Pilot
view 12 trims
$29,670 - $41,420 17/24 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
view 6 trims
$29,900 - $35,550 18/24 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Mazda CX-9
2014 Mazda CX-9
view 6 trims
$29,985 - $36,625 16/22 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Dodge Durango
2014 Dodge Durango
view 8 trims
$29,995 - $43,395 14/22 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Ford Explorer
view 7 trims
$30,015 - $41,675 16/22 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Chevrolet Traverse
2014 Chevrolet Traverse
view 8 trims
$30,795 - $43,255 16/23 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Subaru Tribeca
2014 Subaru Tribeca
view 1 trims
$34,095 16/21 mpg
0 reviews
2014 GMC Acadia
2014 GMC Acadia
view 10 trims
$34,485 - $48,825 16/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Volvo XC70
2014 Volvo XC70
view 19 trims
$34,500 - $45,650 17/24 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Acura RDX
2014 Acura RDX
view 4 trims
$34,520 - $39,620 19/27 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Volvo XC60
2014 Volvo XC60
view 22 trims
$34,850 - $49,800 17/24 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Land Rover LR2
2014 Land Rover LR2
view 3 trims
$36,600 17/24 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Audi Q5
2014 Audi Q5
view 7 trims
$37,300 - $51,300 18/26 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
view 3 trims
$37,480 - $39,480 19/25 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Cadillac SRX
2014 Cadillac SRX
view 7 trims
$37,605 - $51,155 16/23 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Lincoln MKX
2014 Lincoln MKX
view 2 trims
$38,575 - $40,525 17/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Buick Enclave
2014 Buick Enclave
view 6 trims
$38,890 - $48,465 16/22 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Lexus RX 350
2014 Lexus RX 350
view 3 trims
$39,760 - $47,450 18/24 mpg
2 reviews
2014 BMW X3
2014 BMW X3
view 2 trims
$39,800 - $44,900 19/26 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
view 8 trims
$41,100 - $57,300 21/30 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
view 1 trims
$41,995 17/22 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Infiniti QX60
2014 Infiniti QX60
view 4 trims
$42,100 - $46,500 19/25 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX
view 8 trims
$42,290 - $56,505 18/27 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Lincoln MKT
2014 Lincoln MKT
view 2 trims
$43,050 - $45,045 16/23 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Volkswagen Touareg
2014 Volkswagen Touareg
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$44,570 - $64,745 17/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Infiniti QX70
2014 Infiniti QX70
view 3 trims
$45,850 - $62,400 14/20 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Lexus RX 450h
2014 Lexus RX 450h
view 2 trims
$46,410 - $47,810 30/28 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
view 2 trims
$47,300 - $49,790 27/28 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Audi Q7
2014 Audi Q7
view 6 trims
$47,700 - $60,900 16/22 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
view 5 trims
$47,790 - $97,250 13/17 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Lexus GX 460
2014 Lexus GX 460
view 2 trims
$49,085 - $60,715 15/20 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Porsche Cayenne
2014 Porsche Cayenne
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$49,600 - $146,000 14/20 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Toyota RAV4 EV
2014 Toyota RAV4 EV
view 1 trims
$49,800 N/A
0 reviews
2014 Audi SQ5
2014 Audi SQ5
view 2 trims
$51,900 16/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 BMW X5
2014 BMW X5
view 4 trims
$52,800 - $68,200 14/22 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Lincoln Navigator L
2014 Lincoln Navigator L
view 2 trims
$58,330 - $61,230 13/18 mpg
0 reviews
2014 BMW X6
2014 BMW X6
view 2 trims
$60,800 - $71,400 14/21 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Infiniti QX80
2014 Infiniti QX80
view 2 trims
$62,700 - $65,800 14/20 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
view 8 trims
$66,345 - $85,670 13/18 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser
view 1 trims
$79,605 13/18 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Lexus LX 570
2014 Lexus LX 570
view 1 trims
$82,630 12/17 mpg
0 reviews
2014 BMW X6 M
2014 BMW X6 M
view 1 trims
$93,900 13/17 mpg
0 reviews
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