CROSSOVER CARS

Between the squadrons of beefy SUVs and the fleets of standard passenger vehicles lie the crossover cars. Do they really offer the best of both worlds?
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Where did the idea for crossover vehicles come from?

In the mid-1990s the term "crossover vehicle" hadn't been invented yet, but the car-based utility vehicle had. Buyers wanted off-road ruggedness, but didn't necessarily want to sacrifice the comfort of a passenger car.

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  • Where did the idea for crossover vehicles come from?

    Where did the idea for crossover vehicles come from?

    In the mid-1990s the term "crossover vehicle" hadn't been invented yet, but the car-based utility vehicle had. Buyers wanted off-road ruggedness, but didn't necessarily want to sacrifice the comfort of a passenger car. See more »

  • Who coined the term 'crossover vehicle?'

    Who coined the term 'crossover vehicle?'

    The evolution of the basic idea of a crossover vehicle follows relatively clear path. And it's along that path where the term crossover sees its first use in print. Do you know who said it first? See more »

  • Why are crossovers good for retirees?

    Why are crossovers good for retirees?

    Crossover vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. But can a crossover make driving easier for retirees while avoiding the stigma of driving an "old-lady car?" See more »

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