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Greetings and welcome from the friendly staff here at Van Horn Budget Auto. We’re your trusted used car dealer serving Plymouth, WI, and we’re proud to serve the fine people of our community with an unparalleled selection of great used vehicles at fantastic prices. We often assist customers who have a lot of questions, and a common one pertains to the differences between the crossover and SUV body types. Today, we’re going to clear up any misconceptions out there together.

What Is a Crossover?

Crossover vehicles refer to having what’s known as a “unibody” design – meaning a single piece makes up the frame/foundation. Functionally speaking, crossover vehicles are typically intended to drive and handle similar to a car while providing more size and versatility that is typically associated with an SUV. Many crossover vehicles offer adjustable ride heights as well as all-wheel drive – this makes crossover vehicles particularly effective for people driving on paved roads and highways. If that’s you, we welcome you to come browse the inventory at our used car dealership near Sheboygan, WI.

Crossovers at a glance:

  • Unibody design
  • Fuel efficient
  • All-wheel drive

What Is an SUV?

-Powerful performanceUnlike crossover vehicles, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) body types are more similar to trucks than cars. The key difference is that the body and frame are two separate pieces, with the frame chassis supporting the body of the vehicle on top of it. This allows for larger body styles, bigger interior cabins, and bigger engines. As such, SUVs generally offer improved seating capacity, personal space, and more powerful powertrains as well as improved performance on uneven surfaces like trails and fields.

They’re also more adept at towing and hauling heavy cargo. If you enjoy off-road driving, taking your boat to the lake, or carting around the family and friends, then an SUV is likely a great choice for you. Interested in more? Schedule an appointment to test drive one of our used SUVs for sale.

SUVs at a glance:

  • Body-on-frame design
  • Heavy towing
  • Powerful performance

Comparing Crossovers and SUVs at Van Horn Budget Auto

Deciding if a crossover or SUV is the right fit for you is a matter of looking at your personal driving situation and finding the best fit. Naturally, we are here at Van Horn Budget Auto to help you identify the perfect match and get you a great deal in town. Come on down to see us at N5908 Willow Road in Plymouth, WI and let us take great care of you. We hope to see you soon!

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