Bees with Crossover SUVs

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

2013 Nissan Rogue. I got the base model with cloth seats which I didn’t like. Otherwise, love the CVT transmission and AWD! Wish it had a third row with second row captain seats so will be shopping in about 18 months for something with those features. Will never do a sedan with kids and dogs!

Post # 4
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We have a 2016 BMW X1. Pre-kid, I loved it! The seats are a good height off the ground, it drives nicely, has the great BMW turning radius, and is shorter in length than our old 3-series sedan. I also prefer the BMW navigation system to all the other ones I’ve seen. However, now that we’re stuffing a car seat in it, I don’t love it as much. It’s bizzare how little room there is for the car seat. Luckily we only have one and can put it in the middle seat, because it does NOT fit behind the seats. Back seats on BMWs tend to be like bucket seats on the outside, so it makes it feel really cramped by pushing the people on the sides into the middle.

I do not want to go back to a sedan because I hugely prefer having a hatchback. I’ll be starting the hunt for a new car soon as we’ll hopefully need space for a second car seat in the near future.

Post # 5
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133 posts
Blushing bee

2014 Subaru Crosstrek. Awesome if you actually need SUV capability. Subaru’s AWD is matched maybe only by Audi, and the ground clearance is much better than many “SUV-shaped” vehicles like the RAV4 or most years of the Honda CRV. If you want to compare it to the Rogue, https://www.autotrader.com/car-reviews/2018-subaru-crosstrek-vs-2017-nissan-rogue-sport-w-270755 . In 2014 the Crosstrek was class leading for greenest compact SUV on the market, but it’s now been matched (though not exceeded) by other ICE cars: https://greenercars.org/greenest-meanest/best-class?field_year_tid=All&field_class_tid=21&page=0%2C0 .

I didn’t have a car before this, but I needed an SUV where I live now (and hiking where I do) for the AWD and ground clearance. I also love the hatchback design, so I can load it up despite it being a fairly small car.

If I didn’t need the ground clearance and offroad capability, I’d have bought a Honda Fit or a Prius C. And these days I want to win the lottery and get a Jaguar I-PACE 😉

Post # 6
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2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

bettydraper23 :  I have a subcompact cross-over (HRV). I find it to be a really good in between from a sedan and a full size crossover. We don’t have kids but do have a dog and travel frequently to visit family so the extra space is useful.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

EmmaMae :  we’re looking at getting a bmw suv. My husband doesn’t want to have to pay for premium gas as i have a relatively long commute, though. Does yours require premium?

Post # 8
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

bettydraper23 :  I don’t think it’s odd! Small SUVs make traveling so much easier!  The AWD is ideal in bad weather and the back seats lay down and result in much more room for hauling stuff.  Plus the gas mileage with these small SUVs is very comparable to that of a sedan!

Post # 9
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11612 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love my Audi AWD.

amazing control and tightness with the road, much quieter inside than the Subaru (which I almost got and is very nice as well) with all of the luxuries and a great nav system.

I chose the Audi because I love the way it drives, and you can choose your suspension depending on road conditions and travel. This is my favorite car😍 oh, we don’t have kids either. Just a dog, who is small but takes up the entire back seat with all of his things. 

Post # 10
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

we have an x3 and our big yeti cooler fits in the back along with luggage when we take it for trips. and when we usually have a huge jogger sitting in the back. it has an eco mode i always stay on so it is fuel efficient. 

i used to drive kias i had the smaller forte and the bigger optima was the most recent car i had. im a short person so i wanted the height to be able to see well. we test drove a mercedes but it had too many buttons for my taste. my husband drives a bmw so he wanted me to have on too. but had he not swayed me to the ultimate driving machine i probable would have got a 4 runner becasue it has 3 row seating option.

or stayed with kia which my husband hated the thought of. lol 

we are leasing the bmw x3 just in case we dont want to keep it in the end, win win.

Post # 11
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693 posts
Busy bee

2017 Kia Sportage. It is a lower budget vehicle, and because of that I could afford to get the fully loaded model with leather seats etc. I do love it, but I love my mom’s VW Tiguan more. I will never go back to a sedan. 

Post # 12
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460 posts
Helper bee

Question: What is a crossover SUV and how is it different from a mid-size SUV?

Post # 13
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

jannigirl :  It does take premium, which sucks. It has an eco mode, which I always drive in, but I’m not sure how much it actually affects the mileage. 

Post # 14
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1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a 2016 Acura MDX, I honestly love the car. It’s my first “luxury” car and I don’t know how I lived with out one before, prior I had a 2013 Chevy equinox that was literally in the shop ever dang week (I had so many rental I had to delete the Bluetooth connections due to having too many) 

I have the base model and I can’t think of anything else that I would need, the car has plenty of power for everyday traffic and it’s a very comfortable ride. We got the car pre baby but the car seat fits great and allows plenty of space for people riding in the back (that might change with two kids) I highly recommend checking out the Acura 

Post # 15
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

bettydraper23 :  I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and I love it! I have never had a problem with it. The back area is great for shopping and groceries.. the backseat has our baby’s car seat, which fits great.. it’s been a nice little car overall. Great gas mileage, comfortable for trips..i can’t even really think of anything I dislike about it. My favorite thing is that the hatchback door opens if I have the fob in my purse, without fiddling with it. It’s super convenient for loading groceries. (This might be a totally standard feature on all of these cars, I don’t know – but it’s convenient!)

My husband usually has a sedan type car, so we plan to keep me in an suv and keep a sedan for him so we have both options. I don’t know that i would want to go back to a sedan for myself. I love to be able to load up the back! 

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