SUVs vs Crossovers: What Makes Them Different?

Here at Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we know that many drivers are looking for the extra cargo room and interior space that both SUVs and crossovers provide. But what many drivers don’t realize is that crossovers and SUVs are actually different vehicles. 

The main difference between these vehicles is the “platform” that they’re built on.

A crossover, such as the 2018 Dodge Journey, is constructed with the same platform as a car: unibody. This means that the body and frame are built together as one singular piece. A lighter vehicle is the result, along with better fuel efficiency and more agile handling when compared to an SUV. Often, crossovers feature all-wheel drive and five-passenger cabins.

On the other hand, an SUV uses a “body-on-frame” construction method. The body and frame are built separately and put together later in the process. This specific platform is also what trucks are built on. With this in mind, SUVs are more similar to trucks, as in they’re heavier, more rugged, and able to tow more weight than a crossover. Four-wheel drive is a common offering in SUVs, as is seating for up to seven or eight.

Example of SUVs include the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Durango, both capable models that are ready for off-road adventure. Upcoming models like the Jeep Wagoneer might also be built this way, so stay tuned to our blog for the latest SUV and crossover news!

Whether you’re shopping for an SUV or a crossover, we’re confident that you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for here on our lot. Visit our Dodge dealership near Four Corners, FL and drive away in your dream vehicle today. We can’t wait to help you out!