Here at Jay Hatfield Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we have an extensive lineup of new cars for sale. We know that this amount of vehicle options can be daunting for car buyers. That’s why the staff at our car dealership in Frontenac, KS is committed to answering any question that you may have. For example, we can help you parse out the benefits of buying a vehicle new or buying a vehicle used. Moreover, we can help answer one of the most common questions from car buyers: what’s the difference between an SUV and a crossover?

SUV and Crossover Differences

The answer is a bit more complicated than you would think. Technically, an SUV and crossover are completely different vehicles. However, many manufacturers have begun referring to them interchangeably as they exhibit many similar characteristics. For example, SUVs and crossovers tend to have similar exterior designs. Despite this, there is still a very notable difference between these two types of vehicles.

The frame and body of an SUV are manufactured separately and then joined at the end of the process; this is known as body-on-frame design. Alternatively, the frame and body of a crossover are constructed as one singular unit, known as a unibody design. As a result of these different methods, an SUV tends to perform more like a truck, such as the RAM 1500, while a crossover performs more like a sedan.

Our Favorite Models

Now that you know the main difference between an SUV and a crossover, consider taking a look at some of our favorite options. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a fantastic choice for drivers who want a vehicle that can withstand any and all adventures. The 2018 Dodge Journey is another great option for drivers.

To learn more about what crossovers and SUVs we have for sale, visit our Jeep dealership near Joplin, MO today!