Toyota Crossovers vs SUVs 


It’s no secret that SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the road because many drivers find them more comfortable and perfectly suited to their busy lifestyles. And they are easy on the eyes with their sporty appearance. We tend to think of an SUV as any vehicle that sits on a raised frame with an extended enclosed cargo area. However, there are some differences between vehicles that are classified as crossovers and actual SUVs that can make one style a better fit over the other. 


2019 Toyota Crossover Models 


Crossover vehicles share platforms with sedans and feature unibody construction, so they will typically be on the smaller side with a lighter towing power. With a crossover, drivers have the best of both worlds with the higher seat positioning and increased cargo capacity of an SUV while experiencing the easy handling and better fuel efficiency of a sedan. These characteristics make the crossover perfect for the driver who loves the look and purpose of an SUV without going overboard. 


There are currently three crossover models in Toyota’s lineup: the sporty subcompact 2019 Toyota C-HR, the redesigned compact 2019 Toyota RAV4, and the family-friendly midsized 2019 Toyota Highlander. 


2019 Toyota SUV Models  


True sport utility vehicles are built on truck platforms and feature body-on-frame construction. This typically makes them bigger, more powerful, and perfect for drivers who are looking to do some regular towing and off-road capabilities, especially when the SUV is equipped with 4-wheel drive. 


There are currently three SUV models in Toyota’s lineup: the midsized 2019 Toyota 4Runner (one of the few remaining true midsized SUVs), the full-sized 2019 Toyota Sequoia, and the luxurious full-sized 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. 


Find Out if a Crossover or SUV is Right for You at White's Toyota 


If you are on the hunt for the perfect crossover or SUV, we invite you to come to our dealership and test drive each model in order to decide which one most suits your style, needs, and comfort.