Difference Between Toyota SUVs and Crossovers Explained

Here at Toyota World of Newton, utility vehicles are hot items, and have been for the last few years. That's because they now offer appeal for just about every driver for every lifestyle. You might here us, and the auto industry categorize these vehicles as crossovers and SUVs and wonder what is the difference? Well, we're here to tell you to give you a better idea of which one of these models will fit in with what you're looking for in our showroom!

It's a matter of how the vehicles are framed. Crossovers use what's called a "unibody" frame, which means the body of the vehicle and the frame are all one piece. SUVs traditionally are "body on frame" which means exactly what it sounds, that the body is placed on the frame. The differences can generally be spotted in overall design in slight ways, but both offer you standout versatility, quality driving dynamics, and more. Another big difference is a matter of size. Crossovers are generally smaller vehicles, while SUVs occupy a bigger segment.

Needless to say, it's all a matter of what you're looking for. If you're seeking out a smaller option that has the likes of a liftgate, seating for five, plenty of room for storage and passengers while also being efficient and maneuverable, crossovers like the Toyota C-HR, RAV4, and RAV4 Hybrid are here to give you high levels of satisfaction. Of course, if you're seeking something bigger, say a seven-passenger vehicle with more space, quality smooth riding, and a commanding presence loaded with lots of features, that's where a vehicle like the Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are standouts as true popular vehicles that fit the needs of many. Rounding out the Toyota SUV lineup is the rugged Toyota 4Runner, and the full-size and spacious Toyota Sequoia, plus the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser known for its off-road and premium pedigree.

You can learn much more about crossovers and SUVs here at Toyota World of Newton here in our showroom so stop in and see us today and we'd be happy to help you soon!

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