Crossover vs. SUV: What’s the Difference? for Sale Central New York

March 27th, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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Have you been thinking about buying a crossover or SUV in Cicero or Baldwinsville but are having a hard time understanding exactly what the difference is between these two types of vehicles? At Used Car King, we have a variety of these models to choose from, including a full array of popular compact or full-size crossovers and SUVs. Learn about some common distinctions that separate crossovers vs. SUVs, and then make your way to see us!

Crossover and SUV Differences

Use this guide to help navigate the subtler differences between a crossover and an SUV:

  • Design – A traditional SUV is built on a truck-based platform, which means it has a body-on-frame design. These types of chassis are designed to handle rugged conditions and difficult demands. Crossovers, on the other hand, have the look of an SUV but are built on a unibody, car-based platform.
  • Drivetrains – In general, SUVs are offered with four-wheel drive (4WD) systems, while crossovers are offered with all-wheel drive (AWD) systems. A 4WD system can send power between the front and rear axles, as well as between the left and right wheels. An AWD system only sends power between the front and rear axles.
  • Efficiency – Due to the larger size, heavier weight, and more heavy-duty performance-based design of SUVs, they are generally less fuel-efficient than crossovers.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox side view

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe red exterior

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Which Vehicle Type is Best for Me?

These days, most families in the market for a vehicle with added space, along with a blend of performance capabilities and fuel efficiency, have a tendency to buy crossovers. For those in search of uncompromising performance and the ability to tackle off-road terrain and tow heavier equipment, a traditional SUV can be an excellent choice.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse exterior

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Chevrolet Trax blue exterior

2018 Chevrolet Trax

Find Your Next Crossover or SUV at Used Car King

Drivers all throughout Cortland and Syracuse count on Used Car King when they’re in the market for a used crossover or SUV. Also see our minivans vs. SUVs. We have tons of vehicles for you to choose from, and you can easily finance your crossover or SUV with us. Contact us today to schedule a test drive of your favorite models then see what fun activities are going on around Oneida Lake!


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