We joined up with a team of men’s lifestyle and automotive experts in the woods of Virginia to see if seven everyday crossover utility vehicles could handle a rugged off-road course, and to pick our favorites. Read on for our top picks and the overall winners from the first Trail Trek Tour.
We headed to the French island of Corsica to spend some quality time behind the wheel of Jaguar’s beautiful baby crossover. In R-Dynamic trim, it packs a zippy 296hp turbo 4, and its active driveline offers fantastic control and handling. Plus it seats five, and looks spiffy.
A spicy new variant of Ford’s normally mild crossover. In the hands of Ford Performance, this one rocks a 335 hp turbo-6 with 380 lb-ft. of torque, AWD, a sport-tuned suspension, 20 or 21-inch wheels, and lots of aesthetic upgrades, including a mesh grille and ST badging.
We spent a week behind the wheel of Alfa Romeo’s first crossover SUV, and found a quick, comfortable, and well-behaved ride with good cargo space. With 280 hp and 306 lb-ft. of torque, does 0-to-60 in a competition-beating 5.4 seconds. Read our full review on 95octane.
A fantastic blend of power, luxury, and practicality, this compact SUV has been blessed by AMG with a biturbo V6 that makes 362 hp and 384 lb-ft. of torque, launching you and up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds. Read our full review on 95octane.