Differences Between Hyundai SUV and Crossover Models
When you visit the Omaha Hyundai dealers at Woodhouse Hyundai of Omaha, you will find the latest Hyundai cars, sport utility vehicles (SUV), and crossovers. These body styles have much to offer many different types of drivers on the road. However, one will likely suit you better than the others, depending on your driving style and needs. Due to the similarity in appearance, there is some confusion surrounding the differences between SUVs and crossovers.
The primary difference between an SUV and a crossover is the chassis, also known as the frame, it is built on. SUVs are ideal for tackling tough terrain and hauling heavy loads, which is why they are built on truck chassis. Since SUVs are made up of two independent pieces, making it a “body on a frame” construction, they are a bit more durable. In terms of safety, the size and toughness of SUVs can reduce the impact of collisions and accidents.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade comes in three trim levels – SE, SEL, and Limited. Coming standard under the hood is a 3.8-liter V6 engine that generates 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque with a maximum trailer weight of up to 5,000 pounds with trailer brakes. This model can seat up to eight individuals comfortably and offers exciting infotainment throughout the cabin
Crossovers are built on a “unibody” chassis, which means the car and frame are one piece rather than two. This body style tends to be lighter and provides a smoother ride with better dexterity. Many drivers choose crossovers over SUVs for their enhanced fuel efficiency. This body style is ideal for those that are looking for a larger vehicle that has sedan-like characteristics and don’t have plans of heading off-road.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is a crossover that drivers continue to choose for both daily driving and adventure. It comes in six trims with a standard 2.0-liter engine that produces 161 horsepower on the two lower trims and a 2.4-liter engine that puts out 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque on all other models. This model can seat up to five individuals.