With more and more buyers searching for cars that can transport several passengers, handle rough roads and maybe even haul trailers, small crossovers and SUVs have become the new standard for transportation. The demand for compact crossovers has continued to grow as more people discover what they have to offer. So if you are curious about why a small crossover may be the way to go, check out our complete list of benefits here.
- Seating Configurations
One the best benefits of driving a compact crossover is its seating. While most sedans cram “Five” passengers in a tight uncomfortable space, small crossovers provide roomy accommodations for passengers. Both the 2015 Chevy Equinox and Trax each offer spacious seating for up to five passengers as well as ample legroom. The Equinox even has sliding and reclining second-row seats, which can be configured to provide additional legroom.
- Cargo Space
Believe it or not transporting large items via your car is made easy with a small crossover. Due to spacious accommodations most models are equipped with rear seats that can be folded down to reach maximum capacity. The Chevy Equinox alone offers 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. And the Chevy Trax features a variety of storage slots throughout the cabin, which are perfect for storing all kinds of gadgets. In the Trax you can put a 8 foot ladder in it with the front passenger seat folded flat.
- Fuel Efficiency
Since compact crossovers are typically lighter than full size SUVs they are able to get phenomenal fuel economy ratings. Which is great for a vehicle with such versatility. The Chevy Trax sports a 1.4L Turbo Charged engine and offers and incredible EPA-estimated 29 MPG combined with front wheel drive and 27 MPG combined with all-wheel drive. The Chevy Equinox also produces an EPA-estimated 26 MPG combined with front wheel drive saving money at the gas pumps.
After taking all of these benefits in consideration and adding in some high-tech features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Park Assist, it’s not hard to see why small crossovers have become the “it” vehicles in the automotive industry.
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