, автор: Быстрова А.

Top 5 Best Family Crossovers

European journalists presented the results of the study to identify the best family crossover last year. The results were quite unexpected.

Audi Q5 is in the top 5 of the most demanded crossovers in Europe. Moreover, in the category "family SUV" the model was the leader in terms of sales. The popularity of the German product is due to its practicality, comfortable interior and low noise level. After updating the Audi Q5 has acquired a 2-liter turbo motor supplemented by an electric motor (total capacity - 362 "horsepower"). The car is able to drive up to 50 km on electric power.

Second place went to the BMW X3, which features a wide range of units that can meet the preferences of various consumer groups. The top unit is the bi-turbocharged engine, which accelerates the car up to a hundred in 5 seconds.

Next is the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The crossover is characterized by all-wheel drive transmission and excellent visibility. Discovery Sport has a premium interior, which can freely accommodate 5 passengers. Consumers are also offered a 7-seat variation. The British product is available with hybrid engines, which increase fuel efficiency. Experts have called Discovery Sport the best family crossover designed for driving on difficult off-road terrain.

The fourth line was unexpectedly taken by the Jaguar F-Pace. The model does not have outstanding off-road qualities, it is characterized by light handling and voluminous interior. At the same time the Jaguar F-Pace has a number of disadvantages, which were noted by consumers. Thus, "automatic" crossover switches speeds with a clear effort, which affects the acceleration. The motors of the Jaguar F-Pace is rather weak for such a heavy model. In addition, the crossover has a very noisy suspension.

Skoda Kodiaq is recognized as the best in the "affordable family crossover" category. The model costs significantly less than the leaders of the rating. At the same time its main difference is less quality trim materials. Another disadvantage of Skoda Kodiaq consumers call the handling.