crossovers vs suvs

What’s the Difference Between a Crossover and an SUV at Keyes Cars?

While you are looking for a new vehicle, the body style is going to be a major factor to think about. However, you may be wondering what the difference is between a crossover and an SUV. The staff at Keyes Woodland Hills Buick GMC Cadillac, a proud member of Keyes Cars, would like to make sure that you find the vehicle of your dreams. We are available to help you determine whether or not a sport utility vehicle or a crossover SUV will fit in with your driving style and your needs best.

What Is A Crossover?

Crossovers at a glance:

  • Unibody design
  • Locking differentials
  • Great on paved roads

When you go with a crossover, you are getting a unibody design, which is the same as you get when you drive a car. The foundation or the frame is made from a singular piece and the crossover is crafted to have similar ride quality to that of a car. Many of the crossovers you will find today are equipped with locking differentials, adjustable ride heights, and advanced all-wheel drive. A crossover is nice for paved roads and giving you added confidence when driving in adverse weather conditions.

What Is an SUV?

For a sport utility vehicle or SUV, you will have a similar design to that you would find in a truck. Known as the body on frame design, the body and frame are separate. There tends to be a good amount of gray area when it comes to these two designs, which is why many drivers will use the terms crossover and SUV interchangeably. However, a sport utility vehicle is made to take on tougher terrain with a bigger payload and the potential for hauling.

SUVs at a glance:

  • Body on frame design
  • Off road capability
  • Bigger payload

Comparing Used Crossovers and SUVs

Whether you are interested in a GMC Acadia, a GMC Terrain or a GMC Yukon, you can trust our staff at Keyes Woodland Hills Buick GMC Cadillac to help. We would like to help you find the ultimate GMC SUV to meet your needs and our team can go over all of your options for buying or leasing. When you are ready to take a few vehicles out for a test drive, you will find our full-service GMC dealership located at 6133 Topanga Canyon Blvd in beautiful Los Angeles, CA. For questions regarding pricing, taking a test drive or any of the current dealership incentives, please give us a call in the sales department at (844) 267-7218.