Crossovers are a weird segment of the auto industry. When wagons became uncool, automakers made minivans. When minivans became uncool, automakers invented the modern child-hauler SUV. When inefficiency became uncool, SUVs got smaller and ligher. Thusly was the crossover born. While crossovers may be the weird inbred mutants of the auto industry, they do offer a compelling package.

You can get handling that's almost as good as a car, efficiency that's almost as good as a car, snow traction that's almost as good as an SUV, cargo room that's almost as good as a wagon, and some good styling too. In the real world, being second best at everything is awesome. These are The 10 Coolest Crossovers on the Market Right Now.