Crossover Cars Palestine TX

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.

Additech
(903) 723-7111
2217 South Loop 256
Palestine, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Limousines Service & Repair, Gas Station Equipment & Supplies, Gas Stations Equipment Repair

Charles Denson Tires
(903) 729-1579
1800 S Loop 256
Palestine, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Open Saturdays
Payment Options
MasterCard

Bratz Tire Pros
(903) 729-0121
508 N Elm St
Palestine, TX
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Palestine Transmission Service
(903) 729-1461
601 North Church Street
Palestine, TX
 
Pro Tuff Customs Window Tinting
(903) 723-9049
4411 W Oak St
Palestine, TX
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Bratz Tire Pros
(903) 729-0121
508 N Elm Street
Palestine, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Storage Batteries Retail
Payment Options
MasterCard, 90 Days Same as Cash

Press A Dent Paintless Dentist
(903) 724-3702
3445 N State Highway 19
Palestine, TX
Services
Paintless Dent Repair,Truck Auto Body

Bobby''s Tire Service
(903) 729-5777
4526 W Oak St
Palestine, TX
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Anderson County Transmission Service
(903) 723-8600
412 East Palestine Avenue
Palestine, TX
 
Autozone
(903) 723-6776
1741 Crockett Rd
Palestine, TX
Services
Auto Parts

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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