3. Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is the sports car of the crossover scene, with power and handling you need to experience to believe. A 155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available only with a six-speed manual and front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is not available on this model. For more pep in your step, choose the 184-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional; either teams with a six-speed automatic. The CX-5 has a classy interior, with comfortable seats and tasteful accents. There is plenty of space to place anything you might want in the multiple storage spots in the front. With an open storage bin beneath the center console, as well as a decent sized glove box. The 7 inch touch screen infotainment system can be operated with steering wheel controls, so the driver doesn’t need to lean forward to make adjustments.