At Lilliston Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM, we have a wide selection of used and new models, including both SUVs and crossovers. While each of these models types has its strengths, there are a few things to keep in mind so that you choose the right one for you. Visit our Dodge dealers today or read on for more information about the main differences.

Body differences

Even though SUVs and crossovers can have similar exterior styles and overall size, the big difference lies within the body. An SUV has a body-on-frame type of architecture, while a crossover is a unibody—the frame and the body are all one piece.

The different architectures mean that a traditional SUV is going to be better with towing and hauling since the body-on-frame setup means that they are a bit more rugged and sometimes more powerful. However, this also makes them the heavier option and can impact the fuel economy because of all that weight.

Crossovers are usually more lightweight vehicles and get a better fuel economy, generally.


If you love the way it feels to drive a big truck, you’ll probably be more inclined to sit up high in a Jeep or Chrysler SUV. Traditional SUVs handle more like pickup trucks.

Crossover models tend to handle like coupes or sedans on the road, allowing for a smooth, easy ride while feeling a bit more powerful in a larger, more spacious vehicle.

After considering these key differences, think about which one better suits you and your family’s needs. Visit our Dodge dealers in Millville today to take a few different models for a test drive and see which types you like better. We have a large inventory of new and used vehicles, like the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Chrysler 300.