SUV or Crossover? Find the model that best suits your
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Fiat offers various types of SUV and Crossover cars, all in iconic and appealing styles, specifically designed for enhanced urban mobility. You can put your style to the test in the 500X Urban or jump on board the new 500X Cross, the 4x4 SUV that’s perfect for tackling any route. Or you can go for a Panda Cross, a compact and practical SUV. In the Crossover category, Fiat offers the New Fiat 500L Cross, a crossover with a sporty look; the New 500X Cross Mirror, a new special version of the compact crossover, and the New Fiat 500L S-Design, an elegant car enriched with top-level features.
SUVs and Crossovers, similar but different
Let’s try and clear up any possible misconceptions about SUVs and Crossovers. In fact, many people confuse SUVs with crossovers and sometimes even think they are the same type of car. However, the difference between a SUV and crossover is actually quite noticeable. Starting from the handling, a Crossover is much easier because it has a smaller footprint in terms of height and length and a lower weight, making it much easier to drive in the city. In fact, the SUV and Crossover, are driven in extremely different ways. This difference is linked to factors, like the type of 4x4 traction and the distribution of the weight inside the vehicle. With SUVs, the engine and gearbox are arranged at a 90 degree angle in front of the rear axle of the car, making the front of the car much heavier than the rear.
The bodywork and mechanics are also decidedly different. This crossing of different features from different types of car, typical of the Crossover, makes the car much better in terms of versatility.
Many Compact SUVs belong to the Crossover category. These mini-SUVs feature four-wheel drive but often use 2WD traction. Moreover, they have a lot less optional extras than traditional SUVs.