Why Choose a Crossover SUV?

What is a Crossover SUV?

The crossover SUV is a growing choice among SUV enthusiasts, and with good reason. The crossover SUV is basically a sports utility vehicle that performs like a combination of minivan and truck while handling like a car. Although we haven’t heard much about the crossover until the last few years, it has been around for about fifty years now in some shape or form! The first crossover was a 57 Moskovitch 410, and hailed from the Soviet Union. In the U.S., the first cross over was 1980’s AMC Eagle, a combination of wagon, hatchback and sedan. What we think of as a crossover, however, didn’t come along until around 1995 with the introduction of the Subaru Outback and the Subaru Forester.

The biggest driving force behind the popularity of the crossover is that it is designed to perform at a higher level than a traditional SUV. This is due largely to the crossover’s lower gravity center, which works to reduce the incidence of rollover while making the vehicle more responsive and stable. Moreover, the crossover is lighter than the traditional SUV and a lot more fuel efficient for the most part.

One of the most popular crossover SUVs is the Toyota Highlander. This SUV is a lot like a Toyota Camry in the way that it handles, but has room for seven passengers. Other popular crossovers include the Ford Escape, Acura MDX (luxury crossover), and the Honda Pilot.


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