There are many reasons why a driver would look for an SUV, especially because they are versatile and offer a good amount of cargo space and room for passengers. However, some drivers think that a crossover and a sport utility vehicle are the same thing, which is not the case. Our staff at Keyes Lexus of Valencia are ready to help you understand the differences between these two body styles and also help you to find the best new Lexus vehicle to match up with your driving style and budget.

What is a Crossover?

Crossovers are generally smaller than a traditional SUV and come with a unibody design that is very similar to that of a car. What this means is that there is a single piece that the foundation or frame is made of and you get the ride quality and handling that a car is known for. Crossovers today are great on paved roads and adverse weather conditions with features like advanced all-wheel drive and locking differentials.

What is an SUV?

A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, comes in a design that is similar to that of a truck-style chassis. This is known as the body-on-frame design where the body is a separate entity that is placed on the frame later on. These vehicles are great for tougher terrain and adverse weather conditions as well as a nice option when you want to tow a trailer, RV or boat.

Are you interested in something like the 2019 Lexus NX luxury crossover or are you in need of a larger SUV like the 2018 Lexus LX? No matter your budget or your buying or leasing criteria, we can help at Keyes Lexus of Valencia. Stop by to see us at 24033 Creekside Road in Valencia, CA or give our sales team a call at (855) 680-0538 for more information.