Crossovers, typically smaller than many of their other SUV counterparts, are seeing an increase in popularity in the United States. These vehicles offer a nice blend of fuel efficiency and convenience for passengers. Better yet, their unibody construction helps makes them practical and nimble.
Those who aren’t sure where to look for the best crossovers money can buy need look no further; some of the best luxury crossovers in 2019 include:
2019 Infiniti QX30
The 2019 Infiniti Qx30 is easily recognizable as an Infiniti with classic design elements, such as raked-back headlights and a jagged C-pillar window frame. There is no mistaking this car, which looks like the younger cousin of the larger QX70.
Inside, the driver is greeted with an attractive cockpit with luxurious materials and genuine wood accents. Seating surfaces can be richly appointed in leather, adding value to the finely crafted cabin. The Infiniti InTouch system offers seamless connectivity to personal devices, allowing access to the user’s own music and contacts. The InTouch navigation system allows lets drivers choose a view that best suits them—either 2D or 3D bird’s eye—for the ultimate customizable navigation assistance.
But creature comforts aren’t all this luxury vehicle has to offer. Infiniti’s Intelligent Park Assist uses a combination of 12 sensors to maneuver the vehicle into a parking spot. The interface is user-friendly and the driver has several ways to control the system. A turbocharged 2.0L engine produces 208 horsepower. An available Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system monitors several variables and can shift up to half of available power to the rear wheels for better traction. Infiniti’s Total Ownership Experience provides a personalized service that anticipates and understands each owner’s needs.
Pricing starts at MSRP $30,250.
2019 BMW X1
The BMW X1 is best known for its distinctive straight-from-Munich classic styling as well as a zippy 228-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The elevated driver’s position provides commanding views of the road ahead.
Inside, the interior is classic BMW with a mix of familiar design elements with an updated driver-centric layout. BMW is famous for their near 50/50 weight distribution, which aids in handling, and the X1 is no exception. An optional Luxury Package is available and gets passengers elegant, fine wooden oak trim and chrome accents, brushed aluminum trim with chrome accents, or Dakota leather. A heated steering wheel is available as well as a Head-up display and LED headlights with cornering lights. The X1 offers incredible cargo room for its class, up to nearly 60 cubic feet! A 12-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system is also available, ensuring that everyone inside has the finest experience. BMW’s 8.8-inch navigation system provides real-time traffic updates to make commutes a cinch.
All in all, the X1 is a harmonious blend of luxury and performance, and it is well-suited to both urban and rural environments.
Pricing starts at MSRP $34,950.
2019 Volvo XC40
New for 2019 is the Volvo XC40, a vehicle designed to appeal to a younger generation with a focus on premium features. The XC40 represents somewhat of a departure from classic Volvo styling, but that only goes to show that the company isn’t resting on its laurels. Despite this newer approach, one cannot deny that Volvo has still retained its classic Scandinavian minimalistic philosophy.
Volvo has an outstanding reputation for safety, and the XC40 carries on that tradition. In addition to the long list of industry-leading safety features, the XC40 has a pleasing interior with premium materials, giving this crossover a satisfying upscale vibe. The 12.3-inch driver displa system is neatly located in the center of the dash, and the brightness of the display automatically adjusts to the surrounding light. Heated windshield washer nozzles and a cooled glove box show the attention to detail that was given to this crossover. Wireless mobile phone charging means never having to worry about long cords and cluttered dashboards.
Every XC40 comes with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder with 184 horsepower, but the T5 version boosts that output to a huge 248 horsepower. The XC40 also features their patented air-ventilated subwoofer, part of the 13-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system.
Pricing starts at MSRP $33,700.
2019 Lexus NX 300
The Lexus NX300 carries on the tradition of handsome luxury in a serene interior. Lexus’ interior styling has been more aggressive as of late, and this approach is evident inside the NX300.
Looking through the expansive moonroof with outer-sliding design is a real treat, and it provides more interior headroom and a larger opening than conventional moonroofs. The quality and craftsmanship of the materials is first-class, as always; buttons and knobs turn and click to satisfaction and every interior surface is elegant. Dual-zone climate controls ensure that all occupants are comfortable as they cruise along. The Lexus memory system allows multiple drivers to personalize and recall settings for the driver’s seat, mirrors, and steering wheel position. The NX300 is available with heated and ventilated front seats, so drivers can be comfortable no matter how hot or cold it is outside.
In keeping with Lexus’ attention to detail, the door handles are illuminated to help provide a sophisticated entrance into the interior. The NX300 features a first-in-class power-folding and -reclining rear seats. Rain-sensing wipers easily manage any type of precipitation. A 235-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder moves the NX300 gracefully and quietly.
Pricing starts at MSRP $36,485.
2019 Cadillac XT4
With angled sheet metal that is unmistakably Cadillac, the XT4 represents this manufacturer’s foray into the luxury crossover segment.
A turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine producing 237 horsepower is exceptionally smooth and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The cabin is equally as impressive. Heated and ventilated front seats are available with a massage feature, almost assuredly bringing the front-seat occupants to their destination fully relaxed. The interior can be custom designed with options that include metallized aluminum, diamond-cut aluminum, carbon-fiber, or wood. Crafted stitching patterns adorn the fine leather seating surfaces, which are hand-selected. One great feature here is the rear camera mirror, in which the entire rear-view mirror becomes a screen streaming rear-facing video on a wider, less obstructed field of view when the vehicle is in reverse.
Other great features to look out for are the infotainment and control systems. Unlike some other infotainment systems that only allow you to control features on a touchscreen, Cadillac dedicates physical buttons to the most frequently used functions for ease of operation. With Cadillac’s Retained Accessory Power system, the power windows, audio system, sunroof and climate controls remain operational up to 10 minutes after turning the vehicle off. It’s also possible to connect up to 7 devices with the available 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. There is ample seating space and cargo capacity in the XT4.
Pricing starts at MSRP $34,795.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA
The Mercedes-Benz GLA sports a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower while providing one of the most spirited driving experiences in the luxury crossover segment.
The interior design is classic Mercedes-Benz, with power-seating controls located on the door panel and a large 8-inch infotainment screen appearing to float above the 3 center climate vents (which are elegantly designed in their own right). The 450-watt sound system is expertly engineered for balanced audio. There is also hands-free access for the power liftgate, so all drivers need to do is put their foot underneath the bumper and the liftgate will open, revealing a surprisingly large cargo area of 43.6 cubic feet of space.
Tech-forward amenities can also grace the cabin. Bluetooth-audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are available, for one. 12-color LED ambient lighting in the interior will allow anyone to change the mood at a moment’s notice. Last but not least, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is available. Mercedes also offers a Parking Assistance Package, which adds a 360-degree camera for exceptional ease in parking.
Pricing starts at MSRP $33,950.
2019 Porsche Cayenne
The Porsche Cayenne is redesigned and restyled for 2019. In keeping with Porsche’s rich racing heritage, the Cayenne has extremely impressive handling for a crossover, with a large selection of powerful engines.
The build quality and interior are both truly exquisite, with a myriad of custom options; everything from the seat belts to the interior surface materials can be individually selected. While most vehicles on this list have 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinders, the base Cayenne has a 3.0L turbocharged V6 producing 335 horsepower. The 12-inch center console is touch-sensitive glass and the entire center stack gently slopes from front to back. An incredible 1455-watt Burmester sound system uses 21 speakers to project sound. Rear-seat passengers can be treated to entertainment as well with an available rear-seat entertainment system that features generously large displays on the back of the front seat headrests. The adaptive sport seats are electrically adjustable 18 different ways and are customizable for up to 3 drivers with integrated memory.
Overall, the Cayenne provides a level of luxury that is truly unmatched.
Pricing starts at MSRP $65,700.
2019 Audi Q3
Built to impress, this luxury crossover is redesigned to be more sophisticated and elegant than ever before.
The interior now decked out leather, for one, but that’s not where the luxury experience stops in the cabin. Tech-forward features include a large touchscreen infotainment system that drivers can hook up to their favorite apps and navigational tools. With voice recognition and trademarked MMI touch-response technology, this console is a force to be reckoned with.
With standard all-wheel drive, the 2019 Audi Q3 powertrain is innovative and competitive. Its 2.0L I-4 engine produces 228 horsepower and is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Audi Q3 can get up to 27 mpg on the highway.
Pricing starts at MSRP $34,700.
2019 Acura RDX
The 2019 Acura RDX expertly weds superior handling and luxury amenities to make it the envy of any other driver on the road.
This sporty crossover offers not just heated, ventilated and power-adjusted seating, but a wealth of other optional features. There’s premium wooden trims, high-quality consistent stitching, an incredible 16-speaker audio system, and 260-degree cameras to help provide better safety assistance.
Pricing starts at MSRP $37,400.
2019 Jaguar I-PACE
This award-winning powerhouse is not only stunning to look at, but more environmentally friendly than its competitors. This electric vehicle can go up to 234 miles on a single full charge! 80% of the battery charges in just 85 minutes. But just because this crossover is green doesn’t mean that it’s sacrificed power. Properly equipped, the I-PACE can produce up to 394 horsepower and 512 pound-foot of torque!
The interior cabin also boasts a host of great features and optional amenities. Chief among these is the promise of a quieter ride, thanks to its superior sound-blocking design. There’s also an air-ionization system that can increase the quality of air inside this luxury crossover as well.
Pricing starts at MSRP $69,500.