At Sunroad Collision Center, we know you have a lot of body shops in San Diego to choose from. That’s why we do everything possible to set our San Diego, CA auto body shop apart from the pack by offering a wide selection of services that range from tire repairs to glass repairs, auto body work, collision repairs, and more. We also distinguish ourselves by providing valuable information that’s intended to inform drivers even if they never use our services.

One thing we’ve noticed over the years is that there seems to be a lot of confusion about the way SUVs differ from crossovers. We get a lot of calls from motorists who say their SUV needs some work when their vehicle is actually a crossover, and vice versa. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to explain the difference between SUVs and crossovers.

It’s perfectly understandable why a lot of drivers use the terms “crossover” and “SUV” interchangeably. The vehicles typically look a lot alike and they both generally have a higher riding height than an automobile like a sedan or hatchback. They also have a comparable number of seats, with SUVs and crossovers often available with either two or three rows and seating for up to eight passengers.

While SUVs and crossovers are similar in some ways, they differ significantly when it comes to their platform. Crossovers are built on the platform of a car while SUVs are built on the base of a truck. Crossovers are constructed with a unibody architecture, which means the body and frame are one piece of material. SUVs are made with a body-on-frame construction, with the body being built separately from the frame and the two pieces being put together later on in the construction process.

Whether you have an SUV or crossover, we can repair your vehicle when necessary. If your automobile needs auto body work, make an appointment with Sunroad Collision Center today.