Choosing Between an SUV and a Crossover

August 30th, 2018 by

Here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT, we know that many of our customers are searching for crossovers and SUVs these days. But what some of them don’t know is that there are actually some differences between these types of vehicles. It’s not as simple as crossovers being small and SUVs being large, so let’s take a look at what separates these vehicles and which one could be best for you.

The platform and manufacturing method used are what truly differentiates these two types of models from each other. A crossover like the 2018 Dodge Journey is built on the same platform as a car. It results in a lighter vehicle, which makes sense. After all, the appeal of a crossover is that it offers the perks of an SUV, like extra cargo room, along with the perks of a car, like better fuel efficiency. These models also use a “unibody” construction, meaning that the body and frame are built as one unit. Along with the Dodge Journey, many of the new Jeep models on our lot are actually considered crossovers.

On the other hand, an SUV has a slightly different manufacturing method. An SUV is built on a platform that can also be used to build a truck. A “body on frame” construction method is also used, meaning that the body and frame are built separately and put together later. This results in a vehicle that’s heavier and a bit more rugged. There actually aren’t many body on frame SUVs left on the market right now. One of our favorites is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, but we’re ready to answer any questions you have about our selection of crossovers and new SUVs for sale.

So whether you’re shopping for an SUV or a crossover, our Chrysler dealership needs to be your first stop. We’ll make it easy to find a model that offers the features you need, while fitting into your budget. We look forward to helping you!

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