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Crossover SUV

Hitting them market for the first time in 2008, a Crossover SUV is a vehicle situated on a car base frame, but has the versatility of the traditional SUV (sports utility vehicle) and the features of a passenger vehicle like a station wagon or hatchback.  The Crossover will over high point seating, higher ground clearance, and possibly all-wheel-drive capabilities.  All of this should be done while maintaining an independent rear suspension, handling over typical car, and great gas mileage that is less that larger SUV vehicles.  They are available in four different size variations: compact, mid-sized, full-sized, and compact (sedan-derived) hatchback Crossover SUV.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle then best place to begin your shopping is with consumer reviews.  Since the market is relatively new, you will want to consider people who have used them.  Dealers are really pushing these as they get more money than the typical car and the user gets the benefit from both SUV and smaller passenger vehicle.  User reviews or consumer reviews are best for researching vehicles.

Top 3 Crossover SUV choices for 2010:

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

With an overall ranking of 8.9, this Crossover SUV received rankings (on a ten scale) of seven through nine on performance, exterior, interior, safety, and reliability. It has an average mile per gallon rating of 22 city roads and 32 on highways; this is based on consumers who have purchased and used the vehicle in 2010.  Those that did paid between $23,000 to $30,000.   

2011 GMC Terrain

This vehicle has an overall ranking of 8.9.  This Crossover SUV received rankings (on a ten scale) of seven through nine on performance, exterior, interior, safety, and reliability.  It has an average mile per gallon rating of 22 city roads and 32 on highways; this is based on consumers who have purchased and used the vehicle in 2010.  Those that did paid between $24,000 to $32,000.

2010 Honda CR-V

They received an overall ranking of 8.9, this Crossover SUV received rankings (on a ten scale) of seven through nine on performance, exterior, interior, safety, and reliability.  It has an average mile per gallon rating of 21 city roads and 28 on highways; this is based on consumers who have purchased and used the vehicle in 2010.  Those that did paid between $21,000 to $29,000.

Despite which Crossover SUV you choose to purchase make sure that you complete a full inspection.  This also means to price shop both online and locally.  Purchasing out of state may be a good option to consider as well.