Are crossovers the next SUV?

Automobile Staff
2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Another day, another crossover. As long as gas prices hover in the $3.50-$4.00 range, we anticipate automakers will engineer more crossovers intended to wean consumers off SUVs. But will today's crossover segment become yesterday's overcrowded SUV segment? Because the lines between crossover and SUV are frequently blurred, we invite you to check out the following list and tell us yourself.

Here's our count of current crossovers and SUVs available.

43 Crossovers: Acura MDX Acura RDX Audi Q5 Audi Q7 BMW X3 BMW X5 BMW X6 Buick Enclave Cadillac SRX Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Journey Ford Edge Ford Escape/Escape Hybrid Ford Flex Ford Taurus X GMC Acadia Honda CR-V Honda Element Honda Pilot Infiniti EX35 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti FX50 Jeep Compass Jeep Patriot Land Rover LR2 Lexus RX Lincoln MKX Mazda CX-7 Mazda CX-9 Mercedes-Benz R-class Mercury Mariner Mitsubishi Outlander Nissan Rogue Pontiac Torrent Saturn Outlook Saturn Vue Subaru Tribeca Suzuki SX4 Toyota Highlander Toyota Rav4 Volkswagen Tiguan Volvo XC70

47 SUVs: Cadillac Escalade Chevrolet Avalanche Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet Trailblazer Chrysler Aspen/Aspen Hybrid Dodge Durango/Durango Hybrid Dodge Nitro Ford Expedition Ford Explorer/Explorer Sport Trac Hummer H2/H2 SUT Hummer H3 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Tucson Hyundai Veracruz Infiniti Qx56 Jeep Commander Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Liberty Jeep Wrangler Kia Borrego Kia Sorento Kia Sportage Land Rover LR3 Land Rover Range Rover Lexus GX470 Lexus LX570 Lincoln Navigator Mazda Tribute Mercedes-Benz G-class Mercedes-Benz GL-class Mercedes-Benz M-class Mercury Mountaineer Mitsubishi Endeavor Nissan Armada Nissan Pathfinder Nissan Xterra Porsche Cayenne Saab 9-7X Suzuki Grand Vitara Suzuki XL7 Toyota 4Runner Toyota FJ Cruiser Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota Sequoia Volkswagen Touareg Volvo XC90

That list really demonstrates just how large the crossover market really is. It's surprising that for a "niche" vehicle there are many different options, even from the same company.

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