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A crossover is a relatively large car often based on the platform of a hatchback. Larger than said family hatchback but smaller than a fully fledged SUV, the crossover is usually capable of carrying five adults while being modestly capable off-road.
More space than a hatchback, elevated driving position, feels like a hatchback to drive, generally very safe. And because most of them lack the heavy 4wd hardware that encumbers a full-blown SUV or 4x4, fuel economy and emissions are generally more palatable.
More expensive than a hatchback, not as spacious as an MPV/SUV, limited off-road ability.
SUV (sports utility vehicle), hatchbacks