2015 Ford Escape Scottsboro AL

Harbin Auto: Your One-Stop Shop for Crossover SUVs

Crossover SUV Scottsboro AL

When you deal in both Ford and Chevrolet vehicles like we do at Harbin Automotive, you’re likely to become pretty well acquainted with all vehicle segments rather quickly. However, one segment that people often have questions about is the crossover SUV segment, which happens to be one that we know quite a bit about. After all, with Ford models such as the Escape, Edge, and Explorer along with Chevy ones like the Equinox, Traverse, and the soon-to-arrive Trax, how could we not? Here’s what we can tell you about crossover SUVs.

2015 Chevy Equinox Scottsboro AL1) Construction Based on Car Platforms. Where traditional SUVs use a body-on-frame construction similar to that used in trucks, crossover SUVs use a unibody construction more in line with how a car is constructed. This minimizes the weight of the vehicles, which is reflected in the efficiency.

2) They are regarded as “soft-duty,” and are designed for on-road use. Because full-size, body-on-frame SUVs are constructed in the same way as a pickup, they are essentially capable of going where a pickup would go as well. However, for most drivers, this isn’t necessary. If staying on the beaten path and transporting more passengers than work materials is what you expect to do, then a crossover SUV might be right for you.

3) More efficient than traditional SUVs. Another massive benefit related to crossover SUVs is that, because they eliminate so much of the weight of the body-on-frame construction, they frequently top 30 highway mpg. So, when you factor in the more accommodating sticker price in addition to the savings on fuel, it becomes clear that the savings related to a crossover SUV are well worth it.

Luckily for drivers in the Huntsville and Chattanooga areas, we have a wealth of great crossover SUVs at Harbin Automotive. Care to see a small list? The 2015 models of the Ford Escape, Flex, Edge and Explorer, and the 2015 models of the Chevy Equinox and Traverse, with the Trax following closely behind. So, to learn more about any or all of these terrific vehicles or to schedule a test drive, visit Harbin Automotive today!