Article by William Byrd and republished from AutoTrader.com/Oversteer
Modern crossovers are notoriously derided as “mall crawlers” with no real off-road ability. However, most are available with all-wheel drive and sport a higher ground clearance when compared to their sedan and wagon cousins. So are they really that inept off-road? Recently, I was one of the first journalists asked to join the Trail Trek Tour, which is an off-road challenge that tested seven all- and 4-wheel drive crossovers on a grueling off-road course. So which will be the best: the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Jeep Cherokee or Hyundai Kona? Let’s find out!
See full article at AutoTrader.com/Oversteer : I Tested 7 New Crossovers on an Off-Road Course