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What are the Different Crossover Sizes?

An Overview of the Different Crossover Sizes in the Automotive Market

There are loads of crossovers in today’s automotive market. Because of this, it can get difficult to understand the difference between them all when searching for your dream vehicle. However, there are four basic crossover types that many models file under. At Matador Motors, we look into what the four different crossover sizes are below to help you in your search:

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Subcompact Crossovers

As the smallest models in the category, subcompact crossovers provide a unique skill set. Larger than hatchbacks, yet smaller than the typical crossover, these models champion efficiency with added space. They also provide a more upright position compared to hatchback models. The Hyundai Kona and Kia Soul are some of the top-selling subcompact crossovers.

Compact Crossovers

Slightly larger than subcompact models, compact crossovers provide ample space with a high fuel economy. Many models at this level begin to have optional turbocharged engines or boast a versatile mix of space, comfort, and drivability. The Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 are excellent examples of compact crossovers.

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Mid-Size Crossovers

Typically, mid-size crossovers are equipped to take on off-road excursions. Since they often have available 6-cylinder engines and four-wheel drive availability, they can achieve more than smaller crossovers. However, the difference in fuel economy becomes more noticeable despite the size. Numerous models at this stature may also sacrifice space for third-row seating. The Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Atlas are good examples of these.

Full-Size Crossovers

Full-Size crossovers offer the most space and performance in the overall class. Often built on large chassis, a full-size model can respectively tow a trailer effectively but often lack acceleration and optimal fuel economy. Nonetheless, these models are great for larger families or those wanting the most space and performance. The Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe are two examples of a full-size crossover.

Find a Pre-Owned Crossover Today at Matador Motors

Despite the market being filled with crossovers, there are tons of great options to choose from. If you need some space but don’t want to skimp on performance and fuel economy, the crossover class is the right model for you. Stop into Matador Motors in the Lubbock, TX area to find our latest inventory of pre-owned models today!


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