Crossover Cars Williston ND

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 Auto Shoppe, Inc.
(701) 572-0193, 001-2004
612 2nd Street East
Williston, ND
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Blue Seal Certified
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Badlands Clutch & Transmission
(701) 572-2303
4406 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
 
Second Avenue Sinclair
(701) 572-5572
1720 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Towing Service,Fuel Injection Repair,Gas Stations

Hamers Auto Service
(701) 572-4164
4212 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Williston RV and Marine
(701) 577-7846
14049 Highway 2
Williston, ND
Services
RV and Camper Repair

Tractor and Equipment CO
(701) 572-8377
14078 W Front Street
Williston, ND
Services
Truck Parts

Ryan Motors
(701) 577-1111
1212 2nd Street West
Williston, ND
Services
Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Christophersons Tin Lizzy
(701) 774-3838
2822 1st Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair

OK Tire Store Williston
(701) 774-0233
5010 138th Avenue Northwest
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair

Badlands Clutch and Transmission
(701) 572-2303
4406 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
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Clutch Repair

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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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