A crossover vehicle, by definition, is an SUV that rides on a sedan platform. Traditional body-on-frame construction has been sacrificed for unibody build. What is lost in ruggedness becomes a gain in comfort, handling, and efficiency. Once people realized that a crossover could be as useful as an SUV, it was just a matter of time before they began to demand sporty handling, performance, and appearance as well. We’ve arrived at a time when sporty crossovers can match both SUV utility and sports sedan performance. Could the sporty crossover be the one vehicle that does it all?
Here, in alphabetical order by brand, is our list of 10 of the best sporty crossovers of 2017.