Crossover Cars Foley AL

The crossover, or CUV as it is sometimes called, is a no-compromise vehicle that affords the best of all worlds, while also providing a somewhat greener footprint. It's too bad the word hybrid was already taken.

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Audio Garage
(251) 971-3866
17908 Us Highway 98
Foley, AL
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Miflin Motors
(251) 955-2718
10660 Swift Church Rd N
Foley, AL
 
Franks RV Sales
(251) 971-1244
14809 State Highway 59
Foley, AL
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RV and Camper Repair

Lucassen Auto Sales
(251) 970-2350
1022 N Oak St
Foley, AL
 
Gulf Chrysler Plymouth Dodge
(251) 943-3723
21408 US Highway 98
Foley, AL
 
Anthony Allen Automotive, Inc.
(251) 971-2929
320 N McKenzie St
Foley, AL
 
Bob Tyler Toyota
(251) 478-9999
7201 Pensacola Blvd
Foley, AL
 
Discount Auto Sales LLC
(251) 943-4730
1901 S McKenzie St
Foley, AL
 
Kittrell Auto Glass
(251) 955-1820
743 S McKenzie St
Foley, AL
 
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What Is a Crossover?

What Is A Crossover? By Jon Alain Guzik, Editor-in-Chief


2008 Ford Edge
Small SUVs, tall wagons , low minivans , call them what you may - one of the hottest segments in the automotive industry right now is the crossover . The days of the big and bulky truck-based SUV reached its nadir right about the time gas prices hit the three dollar a gallon range and these smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles are catching the eye of the buying public who care about space, comfort and better gas mileage.

So what exactly is a crossover? A crossover fits a range of definitions, but is basically a small SUV built onto the unibody chassis of a passenger car. The buyer gets the space and interior flexibility of a larger vehicle, but with a more car-like feel, drive and fuel economy.

Some cross-utes feature optional four-wheel drive systems like their bigger, SUV brethren. Crossovers are usually lower to the ground than most body-on-frame truck-based vehicles, which should make an aging baby boomer population much happier than climbing into a full-size, high-off-the-ground SUV.
The crossover, or CUV as it is sometimes called, is a no-compromise vehicle that affords the best of all worlds, while also providing a somewhat greener footprint. It's too bad the word hybrid was already taken.

The Ford Edge is a perfect example of this new breed of CUV.  Smaller than an Explorer , larger than a wagon, it's the right size in this day and age of expensive gas and lifestyle downsizing.

"At the beginning of the decade, the crossover segment was a niche segment; there were only 14 models available on the market and annual sales were 500,000. By 2006, sales were 2.4 million, and there are now 50 models on the market. Wards predicts over 70 by 2009," says George Pipas, sales analyst at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. "It's the fastest growing segment I've seen in my thirty years at Ford Motor Company. It surpasses the growth of the minivan in the 1980s and the SUV in the 1990s."

The automotive manufacturers are constantly releasing new crossover models.

Here is our list of the best crossovers for 2008


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