What’s the difference between a crossover and SUV?

I currently own a sedan, but it’s too small for me now that I’ve got a second child on the way. I want to upgrade to something bigger, maybe a crossover or SUV. What’s the difference between these two vehicle types?

“The frame is the only real difference. SUVs are typically built on a truck’s frame, while crossovers usually feature a unibody design. The unibody construction of the crossover generally reduces weight, allowing for the use of smaller, more fuel-efficient engines. However, SUVs have a clear advantage when it comes to towing capacity and off-road capabilities.
Both designs typically allow for more passenger and cargo space, and either one is a good choice for buyers who need some extra room. “
Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 08, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.

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