What are crossover SUVs?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 8:00 am
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The term “crossover” gets thrown around a lot in the automotive industry. It’s most often used to describe SUVs, but sometimes even wagons. What exactly are crossovers and what sets this type of vehicle apart from SUVs?

Essentially, a crossover uses a car platform and the word refers to a “cross” between a car and an SUV. If you see a crossover SUV, you can expect that vehicle to have the handling of a car and the cargo space, and potentially A row of SUVs lined upthe towing capacity, of an SUV.

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In contrast, a true SUV is built using a truck platform. That means true SUVs will have strong towing power, ample cargo space and truck-like handling. Many SUVs also have all-wheel drive and off-roading capacity.

SUV vs. Crossover: Which is better?

At the end of the day, the best vehicle is the one that is right for you. A crossover SUV is going to offer many of the benefits of a true SUV, but without off-roading capability or the ample towing power. In fact, it’s the crossover SUV’s large cabin, great cargo space, athletic handling and car-like fuel economy figures that make it a great choice for many shoppers.

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That said, what if a rugged, capable SUV is more your style? A traditional SUV is great for adventures and weekend projects, thanks to its strong, truck-like build and powerful engine. Just because a SUV has a truck-like base doesn’t make it any less sophisticated. There are a variety of luxurious SUV models on the market, many of which have great towing power, a premium interior and a long list of high-tech features.

Used SUVs near me in Calgary, AB

Find the perfect crossover SUV with a trip to Barlow Motors! We have a great selection of quality pre-owned models from all the major brands, including BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, Jeep, Kia, Cadillac, Honda, Infiniti and more. You never know what gem you will find at Barlow Motors. Stop by and see our award-winning team today.

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