Front driver angle of an orange 2021 Nissan Rogue

Why are Crossovers and SUVs So Popular?

Reasons Why Drivers Love SUVs and Crossovers

Ever wondered which vehicles are most popular among drivers today? Crossovers and SUVs have gained tremendous popularity over the past several years and have quickly become two of the most common body types you will see on the road. Why are crossovers and SUVs so popular? What benefits do these vehicles offer? Below, we will explore a few major reasons why drivers love SUVs and crossovers.

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Front driver angle of a red 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Versatility and Cargo Space

A big reason why crossovers and SUVs are so popular is due to versatility and cargo space. Crossovers are great for commuters or small families that need a bit more room than a sedan or hatchback can provide, and typically offer two rows of seating. Many SUVs offer even more space inside the cabin, with a large range of sizes available, including compact and full-size models, making it easy for small and large families to find the SUV that is the right size for them.

Drivetrain Options

Both crossovers and SUVs tend to offer impressive drivetrain options. Front-wheel drive is common as an affordable and fuel-efficient option for drivers. All-wheel drive is a popular choice among crossover and SUV drivers in that it helps them handle the vehicle easier in slippery road conditions. Some SUVs may even offer rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive for enhanced performance.

Front passenger angle of a blue 2021 Chevrolet Suburban towing a trailer

Easier to Get In and Out

Crossovers and SUVs are relatively high off the ground, allowing for easy access for drivers and passengers. Other body types like sedans, hatchbacks, and coupes, are lower to the ground and may feel more difficult to enter or exit. While this issue isn’t as prominent with younger generations, having the extra height is a huge help for older passengers.

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