Do you need to haul around varied numbers of people and tons of cargo from one place to the next, every day? If you’ve done some shopping around you know that it can be tough finding just the right crossover or SUV to fit your specific price range. For 2013, there are hundreds of redesigned vehicles to consider, ranging from compact-family SUVs and crossovers all the way to full-size haulers.
Kia Sportage Starting at $19,000
MSN reports that the 2013 Kia Sportage received standard upgrades. Changes include power-folding mirrors on the SX, standard LED accent lights for the LX and EX models, a sun visor extender and a leather steering wheel. The versatile vehicle transfers from city to rugged terrain easily and the 2012 model received a good safety rating in ever category when tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Owners of the sport utility vehicle offer more on the Kia Sportage saying that it’s a great vehicle for a smaller family … Safety seats fit in the backseat easily, and with plenty of room to spare.
Ford Explorer Starting at $29,100
The Ford Explorer ranked on JD Power and Associates list of 2013s safest SUVs and Crossovers. The latest model of the vehicle includes new safety features like a knee airbag for the front passenger, traction and stability control with roll stability control, standard anti-lock brakes, hill-start assist, curve control, MyKey safety features, SOS Post-Crash Alert System and optional inflatable seat belts. Additions like the next-gen MyFord Touch and optional auto-dimming HD headlights enhance the livability of this vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2013 Explorer a ‘Top Safety Pick.’
Ford Edge Starting at $27,555
From design to technology and performance the Edge is Ford’s self-described innovative concept. The vehicle has many technological features available that make life for a family easier. Options include features like voice-activated controls, cruise control, Intelligent Access with push-button start, 30 MPG EcoBoost engine, the BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Along with being technologically advanced, the Edge provides up to 68.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The Edge’s V6 engine received a best-in-class power rating with 305-hp with a peak torque of 280 lb-ft.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Starting at $27,695
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has the lowest driver death rates compared to any other midsize SUV, with the death rate of zero. The Grand Cherokee also made IIHS ‘Top Safety Picks.’ The Grand Cherokee was designed with family in mind. It’s spacious with 36.3 cubic feet for storage and it’s tan; leather interior is great for cleaning up and disguising stains from kids. The Grand Cherokee’s muscular and modern appearance reflect its standout technological and protective features. Some safety features include front and rear parking assistance, nighttime driving security, standard advanced multistage driver and front-passenger airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), and adaptive cruise control.