combination of high fuel prices, not wanting a mommy-mobile
and maybe just a bit of common sense has swayed buyers
into shopping for crossovers. SUV owners who finally
realized they didn't need all of the fuel-robbing
bulk and family chauffeurs seeking more style have
found crossover vehicles to be an excellent compromise.
The typical crossover consists of a passenger car chassis,
high seating position for a better view and a large
cargo area. Most are available with all-wheel drive
and some offer seating for as many as eight. Like any
other type of vehicle, they range from bare bones to
ultra-chic and market segments are becoming more crowded.