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.

Everything Automotive
(402) 834-0550
1412 W 2nd
Hastings, NE
Services
Engine Repair,Fabrication and Restoration

Karnes Auto Repair
(402) 463-6731
623 E 2nd St
Hastings, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Mufflers Repair,Service Stations,Gas Stations

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

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

Snows Car Clinic
(402) 462-6490
836 S Burlington Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Halloran Battery and Electric
(402) 462-9012
2001 W 2nd Street
Hastings, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Electrical Repair,Speedometer Repair

Anderson Glass
(402) 461-6798
1719 W 7th Street
Hastings, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Northside Auto
(402) 463-8008
1519 N Saint Joseph Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

Pavelka Trucking Inc
(402) 462-4650
1215 E J Street
Hastings, NE
Services
Alignment Repair

Thermo King
(402) 463-6751
1800 Centennial Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair

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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