New Crossovers Debut At North American International Auto Show
Crossovers have overtaken sedans as the family car of choice for most Americans, and for good reason. Today's crop of CUVs offers a commanding view of the road, available all-wheel-drive traction, and fuel efficiency that's nearly as good as their slightly smaller siblings.
It's no wonder, then, that crossovers were hot at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Click on the image above to see some of the coolest new crossovers coming soon to a dealership near you. And to compare crossover models, try our car comparison tool.
Acura RDX Prototype
Acura took the wraps off its sleek new RDX Prototype at the Detroit Auto Show, displaying a completely redesigned, re-engineered crossover that heralds a new era for design and technology for the automaker. Acura says it's a pretty close representation of the production version due out midyear as a 2019 model, save for the highly stylized side mirrors and wheels.
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2019 BMW X2
At the 2018 Detroit Auto Show BMW unveiled a new crossover to its lineup, the X2. Based on the X1 compact crossover, the sleeker X2 will launch in the U.S. as the turbo-four, all-wheel-drive xDrive28i, hitting dealerships on March 3, 2018. It offers 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and does 0-60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds.
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2019 Ford Edge ST
Ford product planners sent the engineering wonks in Ford Performance a key to the Ford Edge, and they responded the only way they know how: with the brand new Ford Edge ST. It's the first Ford SUV to get the ST treatment, and it joins a refreshed Edge lineup with a little more power, a lot more technology, and upgraded equipment.
The tweaked 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 in the Edge ST makes 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, increases of 20 hp and 30 pound-feet over the current Edge Sport AWD with the same engine. Standard all-wheel drive works with an ST-tuned suspension to get power down.
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2019 Jeep Cherokee
at this week's Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee shows off its much more conventional and conservative styling. Jeep ditched the split lighting on the current model, pushing the driving lights and headlights back together and in a much more traditional position.
Underneath the hood, you'll find one of three powertrains, including a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. That engine joins the 271 horsepower 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 and the 180 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four. All three engines are paired with a refreshed nine-speed automatic sending power to either the front or all-four wheels.
The 2.0-liter is all-new and makes 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, 56 more pound feet than the V6. The engine makes use of direct injection, stop-start and lightweight materials in the pistons and camshaft to help improve fuel economy, though EPA numbers haven't been revealed.