Front driver angle of an orange 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Are Crossovers and SUVs Different Types of Vehicles?

Differences Between Crossovers and SUVs

It’s common for drivers to mistake crossovers as small SUVs. While crossovers and SUVs share plenty of similarities, such as a roomy interior, they are different types of vehicles that hold unique characteristics. How exactly are they different? Let’s take a look.

Vehicle Platforms

Passenger angle of a white 2020 Chevrolet Traverse SUV

Ultimately, the differences between crossovers and SUVs lie with the vehicle platform used by each. Crossovers are based off the sedan platform. Like sedans, crossovers are lighter in weight, sportier in appearance, cheaper in price, and are more fuel efficient than SUVs.

SUVs, on the other hand, are based off the truck platform. Like trucks, SUVs are built to be highly durable and capable of towing and hauling heavy loads of weight. These vehicles are bulkier and offer more powerful engine options than their crossover counterparts. In addition, many SUV models offer off-road capabilities for families that wish to explore nature away from the roads.

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