By Doron LevinHonda's CR-V sport-utility vehicle looks a little bit like the Mercedes R-Class, also a crossover SUV though twice as expensive at even its base price of $43,000.
They're both part of the U.S. vehicle market's hottest -- also coolest -- trend. As crossovers, both SUVs are built on a car chassis, not the traditional truck-based frame. Crossovers now are made in every size and price category.
Lighter and more efficient, crossovers deflect the negative views of those who claim SUVs are a blight on the environment.
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