Crossover Cars Loudon TN

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.

LNS Performance LLC
(865) 671-1480, 001-2004
10919 Murdock Drive
Knoxville, TN
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Bivens Body Shop and Wrecker Service
(865) 458-5233
2052 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN
Services
Alignment Repair

D and R Truck Repair Melton DBA
(865) 458-9910
1429 Monterey Drive
Loudon, TN
Services
Truck Auto Body

Proformance Muffler Shop
(865) 458-2900
1064 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN
Services
Mufflers Repair

M and M Marine
(865) 988-4012
1200 Simpson Road West
Lenoir City, TN
Services
Trailer Repair

Tennessee Collision Repair, Inc.
(865) 970-2031, 001-2004
3035 North Park Boulevard
Alcoa, TN
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Eagle Racing Engines Inc
(865) 408-1000
706 Rpm Drive
Loudon, TN
Services
Engine Repair

Chucks Classic Cars
(865) 458-9067
16505 W Lee Highway
Loudon, TN
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

Cobbs Auto Parts
(865) 458-5472
822 Mulberry Street
Loudon, TN
Services
Clutch Repair,Engine Repair,Speedometer Repair

Forrester Transmission Service
(865) 525-5059
Lenoir City, TN
 
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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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