If we can offer one piece of advice to newlyweds, it's that the key to marriage is compromise. If you like breakfast food and he likes Mexican, you go out for breakfast burritos. If she likes Christmas movies and you like action, you watch Die Hard (that one may be a stretch, but you get the picture). When it comes to buying a vehicle, you probably think you have to compromise to find something both of you will enjoy - whether you're driving or riding shotgun.
The good news is you may not have to sacrifice much if you go with a crossover that's loaded with the latest tech, is fun to drive and is just the right size for a couple or small family. Start your car shopping list with these 4 well-rounded crossovers that give you and your better half exactly what you're looking for in a vehicle. Okay, maybe you're the better half.
1. 2019 Jeep Cherokee
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is the perfect match for an active couple who love to adventure together. Whether you're taking an off-road trail to a campground or a trip to Costco to restock on movie night snacks, the Jeep Cherokee will be up for it. The Cherokee is perfectly-sized for a party of two with a slew of gear, especially since the cargo space gets larger in the 2019 refresh, offering 54.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
When it comes to performance, the Cherokee has precise steering, a smooth ride, and solid acceleration to please both the Mr. and Mrs. As far as technology is concerned, the Jeep Cherokee offers one of the best infotainment systems on the market. The 8.4-inch touch screen which comes standard on the top trims offers responsive, user-friendly access to all your apps.
2019 Jeep Cherokee Starting MSRP: $25,045
2. 2019 Volvo XC40
The bride and groom will both fall in love with the well-rounded and youthful 2019 Volvo XC40. The XC40 is the smallest crossover in the Swedish automaker's lineup and it's also the best to drive thanks to a 248 horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
The stylish, upscale design along with its city-friendly size makes it the ideal car for young professionals. No matter if it's a nice dinner out for your first anniversary or dropping off your spouse at the office, the XC40 will turn heads. It emanates style without the pretentiousness of some other luxury brands. This compact crossover offers a surprisingly generous 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row seats folded flat. A comfortable interior and a modern and attractive 9-inch Volvo Sensus infotainment system should make for easy longer trips in the XC40 (and because you two don't fight, right?)
2019 Volvo XC40 Starting MSRP: $33,700
3. 2019 Hyundai Tucson
The 2019 refresh treated the Hyundai Tucson right, giving it a new and improved engine along with some much-needed styling updates. Just like the compromise of marriage we mentioned earlier, the Tucson's ride quality offers drivers the ideal compromise. You'll be able to feel the road but without experiencing a jarring and bumpy ride.
The Tucson's new 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine gives you solid acceleration and throttle response to help you get home to your spouse in record time. It also handles better than most competitors in its segment which you'll appreciate on the road trips you take with your forever plus one. The 2019 refresh did wonders for the exterior with a more modern design and dramatic improvements to the front and rear fascias. Finally, when you're loading up the Tucson for that couple's getaway, there will be no shortage of suitcase space. That's more than we can say about closet space after marriage. The 2019 Tucson's cargo space measures a roomy 61.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Starting MSRP: $23,350
4. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
There won't be much to compromise on when you choose the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. After a complete redesign in 2018, the Equinox is more compact, more refined and has better engine options to get you to your in-laws' place in comfort and style (what happens once you get there is out of our control). The Equinox will make the 'practical one' in your relationship happy thanks to its quiet, smooth ride and user-friendly infotainment system. It will also please the 'fun-loving one' with its nimble acceleration and impressive steering and handling.
All-new styling which includes sharp body lines and an aggressive front fascia add a masculine touch to this crossover which can be hard to find in the segment. Finally, a laundry list of tech features includes a 7 or 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with features like 4G LTE Wi-Fi. You'll also find both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, proving you can make an Android/iPhone marriage work after all.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox Starting MSRP: $23,800