SUV and Crossover: everything you need to know.
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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 our 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 distinct sporty look
Suvs and Crossovers: two names, a guarantee
To decide which car suits your lifestyle the most, you need to know the difference between a SUV and a Crossover. The SUV is the big car par excellence and is very similar to an off-road vehicle or station wagon. It’s an extremely powerful, tall and spacious vehicle, with a performance that is superior to an ordinary sedan.
But what does "SUV" actually mean? SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle, this is because, due to its appearance, the SUV, is often compared to an off-road vehicle, even though the only thing they actually have in common are the raised driving position and the four-wheel drive.
Meanwhile, Crossovers are an intermediate category, between a MPV and a station wagon. It’s a car that always features a raised driving position, perfect for people who love driving on extra-urban roads. It’s smaller than a SUV but has an equally powerful engine. It doesn’t always have four-wheel drive, although, for some time now, this is quite a common feature on many of the new Crossover vehicles.
Comparing a SUV with a Crossover and analysing their performance and benefits is essential for understanding which car you should buy.