Top 5 SUVs and Crossovers of 2021

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Best SUV Crossovers for 2021

These are 5 of the top value SUVs and crossovers for 2021. If you thought less was more in this economy, then think again. Some of these vehicles specialize in fuel economy and luxury refinement while others try to crowd out the market for growing families.

Automakers are loading up their best SUVs with features like Apple CarPlay, all-wheel drive, and blind spot monitors. When it comes to the best SUVs of 2021, more is more. SUVs are one of the top-selling vehicle categories because they offer so much versatility.

Some of the best SUVs for 2021 come with impressive standard features and electric powertrain options. There's a wide range here and consumers will have plenty to choose from. So, here's a quick review of the top 5 SUVs coming to the market in 2021.

2021 Kia Telluride

The 2021 Kia Telluride is one of the only SUVs that manages to get the third row of seating just right. It has room for 8 passengers and rear bench occupants get 31.4 inches of legroom. For a point of comparison, the 2021 Audi Q7 offers 29.2 inches. If you're in the market for a large SUV, then there's no beating the 2021 Telluride's spacious interior and chic style.

The Telluride costs a lot less than the Q7, too. The 2021 Kia Telluride hits the sweet spot with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $31,900. There are four model trims, but you get a rear camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a number of advanced safety features as standard equipment.

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2021 Toyota RAV4

According to market data from Statista.com, last year's RAV4 was the best-selling SUV on the market. A big part of the allure is an MSRP of $26,090. That gets people interested, but they stick around to admire the 2021 Toyota RAV4's attractive exterior style. It has dual chrome-tipped exhaust, sporty front fascia, and contour lines in all the right places.

Apart from style points, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a hit with growing families due to all its safety features. It comes with a 2 year maintenance package, blind spot monitors, parking assistance, and rear cross traffic alerts. It scored highly on crash test ratings and doesn't bundle those advanced safety features into pricey package deals. You get a top-notch SUV at any trim level.

2021 Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron is an upscale crossover with 402 horsepower, quattro all-wheel drive, and a towing capacity of 4,000 pounds. It's a plug-in electric vehicle from Audi that has twin electric motors that provide a driving range of 222 miles. You can plug the e-tron up to a regular AC electrical socket and get a full charge at home in 9 hours. Make use of a DC fast charging station and you'll get 80% capacity in about half an hour.

There's no denying that the 2021 Audi e-tron gets performance superlatives, but it also aces the interior amenities. It has ambient lighting, wood trim inlays, and a panoramic power sunroof. You can outfit the e-tron with a 10-inch touchscreen display and a premium audio system. The 2021 Audi e-tron is a luxury crossover and it carries an MSRP of $65,900.

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

If the Audi e-tron is a bit out of your price range, then you might want to take a look at the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. It has an MSRP of just $27,850, still has all-wheel drive and gets 40 miles per gallon in the city. Thanks to its hybrid powertrain, the CR-V is a real fuel sipper.

The 2021 CR-V Hybrid isn't winning any beauty pageants, but that's not why people are flocking to this top rated SUV. The CR-V has a hands-free power liftgate and when it opens up the interior is downright cavernous. With the rear seats folded down, the CR-V has 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The Honda Sensing safety features also come standard, so it's no wonder why the CR-V Hybrid is an excellent SUV for families.

If the Audi e-tron is a bit out of your price range, then you might want to take a look at the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. It has an MSRP of just $27,850, still has all-wheel drive and gets 40 miles per gallon in the city. Thanks to its hybrid powertrain, the CR-V is a real fuel sipper.

The 2021 CR-V Hybrid isn't winning any beauty pageants, but that's not why people are flocking to this top rated SUV. The CR-V has a hands-free power liftgate and when it opens up the interior is downright cavernous. With the rear seats folded down, the CR-V has 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The Honda Sensing safety features also come standard, so it's no wonder why the CR-V Hybrid is an excellent SUV for families.

2021 BMW X5

The 2021 BMW X5 is a luxury mid-sized SUV with excellent ride quality and powerful engines on tap. There's a hybrid V6 powertrain for fuel economy and an M-tuned V8 engine for enhanced performance. You can opt in for sport-tuned suspension and advanced air springs. The M model for the X5 produces 523 horsepower and travels from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.1 seconds.

This BMW SUV has the signature kidney front grille, 19-inch alloy wheels, and head-turning exterior style points. Once you get inside, you see why the 2021 BMW X5 carries an MSRP of $59,400. There's leather and wood everywhere you look. The dashboard and center console are thoughtfully laid out with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard features.

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The Best SUVs of 2021

These SUVs and crossovers run a range of features and amenities. For budget-minded consumers, the RAV4 and the CR-V Hybrid offer plenty of standard safety features and loads of cabin space. For those who want an upscale ride, the Audi e-tron and the BMW X5 provide sophistication and creature comforts without compromising fuel economy.

Perhaps, the ringer in the list is the 2021 Kia Telluride because it places a marker in nearly every category. The Telluride has the most passenger volume, standard safety gear, and tech amenities, all at a price that will make you look twice. Auto enthusiasts can’t get enough of the Telluride but there are other standout SUVs that didn’t make the cut.

Be sure to check out the Ford Bronco and the Mustang Mach-E. So, what did you think of the vehicles in this list? Drop us a line and let MV know what you think.

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