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Vroom! Is this car model a crossover, truck or SUV?
By: John Miller
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The modern car market is cluttered with a plethora of models designed to suit a vast array of terrain and family needs. Do you know whether these vehicles are categorized as trucks, crossovers or full-fledged SUVs?
The Ford F-150 is just one incarnation of the company's legendary F-Series pickups. It's been one of the best-selling trucks in the country in the years following World War II.
The Tacoma's name is supposed to recall the glory of the Western landscape. It's a mid-sized pickup truck that's great for off-road use. The first generation was smaller and more compact that the current version.
Dodge Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 is a pickup truck from Dodge. Since 2013, the Ram 1500 has been equipped with the Pentastar V6, which generates about 305 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque.
Buick Envision is a crossover -- a really nice, luxurious one. The niceness comes with a price, because even the base models start at well over $30,000.
The Traverse is a popular mid-size crossover SUV made by Chevy. It's built with a 3.6L V-6 engine that produces around 280 horsepower.
The Tahoe is one of the most famous full-size SUVs cruising American highways. It's essentially the same vehicle as the GMC Yukon -- it just has a different name.
The Buick Enclave is officially categorized as a full-size crossover SUV. It's a large, five-door model that was first introduced in 2007. This is no bare bones model. It's made to sate the demands of people who really want luxury.
Cadillac decided it wanted a piece of the crossover action, so it introduced the XT5. You'll blow nearly $50,000 to get your hot little hands on one these.
The Acadia is a large vehicle, but it's still classified as a mid-size crossover. The Denali version of the Acadia adds some luxurious refinements for people who want to spend the money.
The CR-V is a compact crossover SUV. It's one of Honda's most successful models ever, and if you attend a youth soccer game, you'll count at least 15 of these in the parking lot.
It's a "lifestyle pickup," a term that's likely to make any cowboy cringe. The Honda Ridgeline is for people who are willing to help you move that loveseat, but not your entire house because, you know, the owners have better things to do with their weekends.
The Toyota 4Runner is a compact, mid-size SUV. It's made to tackle challenging terrain, but it's smaller and more fuel-efficient than many of the gigantic SUVs prowling the highways.
The Armada is an enormous wooden ship bristling with cannons and pirate flags. Just kidding. It's Nissan's top-of-the-line SUV, and it has a very powerful 5.6-liter V-8 engine.
The most recent version of the Chevy Equinox is called a compact crossover. You can buy models equipped with 3.6-liter V-6 engines, and if you do, you won't think it's a compact toy -- you'll have more than 300 horsepower at your command.
The Expedition is a huge SUV -- one that's big enough for your next long, long adventure into the mountains and beyond. It was meant to replace another iconic Ford model: the Bronco.
I know, I know, with a name like Titan, you were probably thinking, "small electric car," but you're wrong! The Titan is a full-size pickup truck that comes in either a 2- or 4-door style.
Mazda has gotten rave reviews for its CX-5 crossover. Not only does it have a lot of usable cargo space, it offers spirited driving performance for when you're feeling frisky.
The Sierra is a backcountry-devouring pickup truck. It has the exact same inner workings as the Chevy Silverado. It's just rebadged and given a different name.
Suburbans have been lugging families and their diaper bags to Yellowstone and back for generations. The Suburban is the SUV that made SUVs a thing. Introduced way back in 1935, it's the longest-running model name ever used for any vehicle.
What do you think of when you see the name "Chevy Colorado"? If you're thinking cowboy hats and big hills, that's exactly what Chevrolet was going for with this pickup truck. It was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the popular S-10.
Toyota Sequoia is an SUV -- a big one -- that was made from 2001 to 2007. It was made to fill a need between the larger Land Cruiser and the mid-size 4Runner.
Mazda's CX-3 is a small crossover, but's also equipped with a 146-horsepower four-cylinder engine that gives it some zip. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in about eight seconds.
Sportage is a compact, crossover model from Kia. The first versions of the Sportage failed miserably in crash tests. But more recent versions are amazingly safe and reliable.
Ram 3500 Mega Cab
No, not taxi cab -- Mega Cab. The Ram 3500 is a heavy-duty Dodge pickup. The "entry-level" engine on the 2017 model is a 5.7-liter V-8, so if you want to tow a trailer full of horses or several intercontinental ballistic missiles straight up a mountain, you're set.
The Terrain is GMC's smallest crossover SUV. It fills the spot left behind by the Pontiac Torrent after GMC did away with Pontiac altogether.
No, not CR-V -- it's the HR-V. Honda axed this model in 2006 and then brought it back in 2016. It's a popular crossover, and it's a bit smaller than the always-popular CR-V.
The GMC Canyon is the twin version of the Chevrolet Colorado. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine is capable of more than 300 horsepower, so you can haul large loads down the freeway with very few worries.
Just because it's a compact crossover doesn't mean it has a compact price. The cheapest Q3's start at more than $30,000. This one's been around since 2011 and consistently gets good reviews. Plus, you get to tell people that you own an Audi, which is half of the point of buying it.
GMC Yukon XL
You just couldn't see yourself buying an actual school bus, right? So you opted for the Yukon XL instead -- an SUV on steroids. It will let you haul 9 people comfortably.
The Nissan Frontier started out as a compact pickup truck. These days, it's a mid-size model. Fun fact: the Suzuki Equator is mechanically the same truck as the Frontier.
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