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Families still clamored for big vehicles, so crossovers came into play. Some of them look like taller station wagons; others would be better described as miniature or compact SUVs. The SUV-esque bodies are based on car platforms, with unibody construction.
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Crossovers' many perks have helped prop up the automotive sector. In fact, even as the auto industry began its decline, crossovers were one of the few growing segments. Now, small SUV growth is outpacing standard-size SUVs.
There are so many options when it comes to vehicle styles and models. When deciding on the model you want to purchase, it's all about personal preference. If you need more room for windshield visibility or trunk space, there is a crossover for you.
Crossover Versus SUV
A crossover is based on a car's platform, while an SUV uses the chassis of a truck. The result is that crossovers use "unibody" architecture, meaning the body and frame are one piece, while SUVs use a "body on frame" design. In that case, the body is built separately from the frame and placed together later.