Crossover Cars Hastings NE

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.

Theis Auto Care
(402) 462-8573
302 N Denver Ave
Hastings, NE
Services
Electrical Repair,Service Stations,Gas Stations

Thomsen Oil CO
(402) 463-7712
806 E South St
Hastings, NE
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations

Rhino Linings and Custom Rides
(402) 462-8581
301 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body,Truck Lettering,Truck Parts

Midwest Engine Service
(402) 463-5623
1601 E South Street
Hastings, NE
Services
Engine Repair,Truck Parts

Thrifty Auto Glass
(463) 463-4926
903 South Burlington
Hastings, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Pats Auto Repair and Towing
(402) 463-9607
305 S Denver Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services
Mufflers Repair

Bills Transmissions Inc
(402) 984-5073
Hastings, NE
 
Anderson Glass
(402) 461-6798
1719 W 7th Street
Hastings, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Transportation Equipment CO
(402) 463-4402
100 N Laird Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services
Truck Parts

Snyder Street Rods
(402) 463-1940
1120 Franklin Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

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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