There are now more body styles to pick from then ever when shopping for a vehicle. If you're looking for something sizable with good power, an SUV is a great choice. However, there's another type of vehicle you may also want to consider: a crossover. Plus, there are now many Ford crossover models to choose from.

What is a Crossover?

Crossovers and SUVs look very similar, however, their frames set them apart. Crossover vehicles have a unibody construction, which means that their body and frame are built together. Sedans utilize this same setup. With SUVs, the body is built and then mounted on a frame. Pickup trucks share the same construction as SUVs.

Three Ford Crossovers to Consider

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower. There is also a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that puts out 335 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all wheel-drive is available. The Ford Edge handles very well, and it always offers a smooth and comfortable ride. It also comes with loads of advanced features, including:

  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Satellite radio
  • Two USB ports
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Ford Escape

With the Ford Escape, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that generates 180 horsepower comes standard. The other option is a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The Ford Escape is a joy to drive, and it even remains composed on rough roads.

One of the standout features in this crossover is all of its cargo space. You will get 33.5 cubic feet behind the back row and 65.4 cubic feet when it's folded. Plus, the rear seats slide, which offers a lot of extra flexibility when you need to travel with stuff.

Ford EcoSport

If you're looking for a vehicle adept at handling crowded roads and parking lots, the Ford EcoSport could be perfect. It has a 123-horsepower 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. This nimble SUV has very responsive steering, which makes it easy to drive. It also comes with many standard tech and safety features, such as:

  • Two USB ports
  • A Wi-Fi hot spot
  • A six-speaker sound system
  • The Ford MyKey system
  • A rearview camera

Think a crossover is right for you? Visit our Ford dealership near Sacramento to try out any of these vehicles.