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

 Crossovers and SUVs are a staple among car dealerships in America, and you can find many of them in our inventory of new vehicles near Chicago, IL. Our customers love the versatility, space, style, and visibility they offer. It used to be an efficiency sacrifice to drive anything other than a sedan. However, these days, that's not the case. Trust Fields Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM Glenview to give you all the information you need today to choose between a crossover and an SUV.

What Is a Crossover?

A crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is a model built on a unibody chassis platform, which means the frame and body are all one piece-like a sedan, but taller. They are usually more compact than traditional SUVs and feature smaller, more efficient engines. Crossovers are more about cargo and passenger space, and less about hauling, towing, and off-roading. However, that's not out of the question for some CUV models like the Jeep Cherokee near Chicago, IL.

What Is an SUV?

SUVs, in contrast, are built on a truck chassis with a body-on-frame construction, meaning the vehicle consists of a separate body and frame. Thanks to their stiff support and improved suspension, these models are ideal for towing/hauling and off-road driving, which is why many of them feature a larger V6 or V8 engine. They are usually a bit longer as well, making them ideal for someone looking for features like third-row seating.

Our Models

As previously stated, the Jeep Cherokee is a crossover, so is the Jeep Compass, Jeep Renegade, and Dodge Journey. Some SUVs we carry include the Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Jeep Wrangler. Our Dodge dealers serving Skokie, IL will happily walk you through the differences between each model and help you consider which one might best fit for your budget and your lifestyle.

At the end of the day, it comes down to: unibody vs body-on-frame, power vs efficiency, and size. Come by our Northfield, IL Jeep dealership to look at any of the models we've mentioned today, or to take a test drive in any of the vehicles in our new or pre-owned inventory.

Crossovers:

-Unibody design

-Compact

-Efficient

SUVs:

-Body-on-frame construction

-Spacious

-Powerful

Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Contact

Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (IL)

2800 Patriot Blvd.
Directions Glenview, IL 60026

  • New Sales: (847) 999-4955
  • Service: (847) 881-6994
  • Parts: (847) 999-0590
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