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Which Crossover Car? The Choice is Yours

Which Crossover Car? The Choice is Yours

By Swansway Motor Group 07-08-2019

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Crossover cars are booming all over the UK. Combining the convenience of a hatchback with the practicalities of an SUV, there’s so many reasons to drive one. Find the best crossover for you!

Which Crossover Car? The Choice is Yours

peugeot Peugeot 2008 SUV
fiat Fiat 500X
citroen Citroën C3 Aircross
vw Volkswagen T-Cross
honda Honda HR-V
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Combining the lower costs and easy handling of a hatchback with the more spacious interior and higher driving position of an SUV, the crossover car has practicality written all over it. It grabs attention without hogging the limelight and while other, larger SUVs are struggling to find a parking space, a crossover will have snuck in, right under their noses.

Eager to please, many manufacturers have now turned their skills to include at least one crossover in their range.

But with so many on the market, which crossover car should you choose? Here’s the pick of our favourites...

Bright & Breezy

with the Citroën C3 Aircross

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Your crossover car will look as good on the outside as it feels on the inside with the flamboyant Citroën C3 Aircross. Forty different colour combinations, two-tiered LED lights and a range of 16” or 17” diamond cut alloys will ensure that you find a style to suit your personality.

Inside you’ll discover plenty of features that will make for a more pleasant drive, whether out and about in town or hitting more challenging terrain. Hill Descent Assist, Top Rear Vision reversing camera and Grip Control (with five different driving modes) help you stay in control. Wide seating, sound proofing and five different interior trims provide a comfortable and stylish ride.

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  • Citroen C3 Aircross Specifications
  • Trims Available Touch | Feel | Flair | Rip Curl
  • Engine Options 1.2 PureTech 82 | 1.2 PureTech 110 | 1.2 PureTech 110 auto 1.2 PureTech 130 | 1.5 BlueHDi 100
  • Length 4,154 mm
  • Width (including door mirrors) 1,976 mm
  • Height (maximum) 1,637 mm
  • Boot Capacity (rear seats up / folded down) 410 / 1,289 litres
  • Turning Circle 10.0 m
  • Most Economical (WLTP) 70.6 mpg combined* (BlueHDi 100)
  • Top Speed 122 mph (PureTech 130)
  • Fastest Acceleration (0-62 mph) 8.8 sec (PureTech 130)
  • Max Torque 250 Nm (BlueHDi 100)
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The Simply Stylish

Peugeot 2008 SUV

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The Peugeot 2008 SUV boasts front fog lights, rear sports spoiler, distinctive grille and alloy wheels as standard, with all models above Active trim having extended wheel arches and scuff plates for added flair.

Big windows and an optional panoramic roof provide a well-lit interior during the day, while the instrument panel features LEDs so your eyes don’t stray far from the road as the light begins to fade. Driver assistance features, such as programmable cruise control and Connected 3D Sat Nav**, will have you looking forward to longer drives and the opportunity to experiment with the easy tilt and fold seats, making good use of the spacious interior of this crossover car.

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  • Peugeot 2008 SUV Specifications
  • Trims Available Active | Signature | Allure Premium | GT Line
  • Engine Options 1.2L Puretech 82 | 1.2L Puretech 110 auto | 1.2L Puretech 130 | 1.5L BlueHDi 100 | 1.5L BlueHDi 120 auto
  • Length 4,159 mm
  • Width (including door mirrors) 2,004 mm
  • Height (maximum) 1,556 mm
  • Boot Capacity (rear seats up / folded down) 422 / 1,400 litres
  • Turning Circle 10.0 m
  • Most Economical (WLTP) 67 mpg combined* (1.5 BlueHDi 100)
  • Top Speed 124 mph (1.2 Puretech 130)
  • Fastest Acceleration (0-62 mph) 9.3 sec (1.2 Puretech 130)
  • Max Torque 250 Nm (1.5 BlueHDi 100)
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Feeling Funky

with the Fiat 500X

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When Fiat extended its Italian flair to the crossover market, the fabulous Fiat 500X was the result. Two different looks - Urban or Cross - and optional 4x4 capability mean that there’s a model to suit town, country or adventure. Stay connected, wherever you are with Uconnect™ 7" HD touchscreen providing DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB and Aux in.

The retro styling with chrome inserts, rear light clusters and daytime running lights make this a stand-out choice for anyone looking for something a little different. Standard features such as Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition mean that it competes well with the other crossover cars on our list.

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  • Fiat 500X Specifications
  • Trims Available Urban Look | 120th | City Cross | Cross Plus
  • Engine Options Firefly Turbo 1.0L 120 HP | Firefly Turbo 1.3 150 HP auto | 1.6 eTorQ 110 HP
  • Length 4,269 mm
  • Width (including door mirrors) 2,025 mm
  • Height (maximum) 1,030 mm
  • Boot Capacity (rear seats up / folded down) 350 / 1,000 litres
  • Turning Circle 11.0 m
  • Most Economical (WLTP) 42.2 mpg combined* (Firefly Turbo 1.0)
  • Top Speed 124 mph (Firefly Turbo 1.3)
  • Fastest Acceleration (0-62 mph) 9.1 sec (Firefly Turbo 1.3)
  • Max Torque 270 Nm (Firefly Turbo 1.3)
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The Very Versatile

Volkswagen T-Cross

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A choice of design packs, metallic paints and tinted glass** make the VW T-Cross the perfect addition to the Volkswagen SUV range. Factory fitted options include an eight-channel, 6-speaker sound system; Apple/Android connectivity via App-Connect; an eight-inch touchscreen sat nav; and voice activation.

The Park Assist feature and rear view camera save time and stress whether you’re at home, work, school or just nipped out for a quick bite. Transform the interior of this crossover car with a colourful trim to match the exterior paint or pick a more neutral tone for a more restful drive. Either way, you can take advantage of the speed sensitive steering and remote tailgate on all models.

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  • Volkswagen T-Cross Specifications
  • Trims Available S | SE | SEL | R-Line
  • Engine Options 1.0-litre TSI 95 PS | 1.0-litre TSI 115 PS | 1.0-litre TSI 115 auto
  • Length 4,235 mm
  • Width (including door mirrors) 1,799 mm
  • Height (maximum) 1,584 mm
  • Boot Capacity (rear seats up / folded down) 455 / 1,281 litres
  • Turning Circle 10.6 m
  • Most Economical (WLTP) 48.7 mpg combined* (1.0-litre 95 PS 5-speed manual)
  • Top Speed 117 mph
  • Fastest Acceleration (0-62 mph) 10.2 sec (1.0 TSI)
  • Max Torque 200 Nm (1.0-litre TSi 115 PS)
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The Perfectly Practical

Honda HR-V

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Equipped with Honda’s famed Magic Seats and the most spacious boot of the crossover cars on our list, the Honda HR-V is as practical as they come. A wide and low boot opening provides easy loading while the opening panoramic roof** gives the illusion of even more space.

Heated seats** and climate control make every drive more comfortable while an electric parking brake, City-Brake Active System and emergency stop signal are just a few of the features that make driving this popular crossover ultra safe. Style packs, including aero bumpers and mirror caps, can be teamed with footlights and/or 18’ alloy wheels to create an eye-catching drive.

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  • Honda HR-V Specifications
  • Trims Available S | SE | EX | Sport
  • Engine Options 1.5 iVTEC | 1.5 iVTEC auto | 1.6 iDTEC | 1.5 Turbo | 1.5 Turbo auto
  • Length 4,334 mm
  • Width (including door mirrors) 2,019 mm
  • Height (maximum) 1,605 mm
  • Boot Capacity (rear seats up / folded down) 470 / 1,456 litres
  • Turning Circle 10.6 m
  • Most Economical (WLTP) 56.5 mpg combined* (1.6 iDTEC)
  • Top Speed 134 mph (1.5 VTEC Turbo)
  • Fastest Acceleration (0-62 mph) 7.8 sec (1.5 VTEC Turbo)
  • Max Torque 300 Nm (1.6 iDTEC)
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