At Gates Honda, our team is always available to answer any questions you may have. After all, we realize that automotive technology evolves rapidly, so it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with the changes. As you explore our new Honda deals, feel free to ask us anything you want; our goal is to make you an informed buyer so you can find the perfect Honda vehicle. For example, one question we hear all the time is, “What’s the difference between a crossover and an SUV?”

What is a Crossover?

Though these vehicles styles look similar, there are a few key differences between them. The biggest is that crossovers have a unibody design, which means that the frame and body form a single cohesive piece. Honda crossovers are created this way to improve their handling. The result is an SUV-sized vehicle that handles more like a sedan. So if you prefer the feel of driving a midsize car, a Honda crossover might be perfect. We recommend that you check out the 2019 Honda HR-V. It gives you a smooth, enjoyable ride that makes it ideal for folks who spend a lot of time commuting (especially on the highway). Yet it still has all of the great safety features and space that you’d expect from an SUV.

What is an SUV?

Sport utility vehicles, on the other hand, take their inspiration from the chassis style of a truck. The frame of an SUV is forged from two distinct pieces -- not one like the crossover. This allows Honda SUVs to be especially tough and durable. That's why so many adventurous, outdoorsy drivers prefer having an SUV. These vehicles are perfect for off-roading and exploring tough terrain, such as mountain trails and backroads. So if you’re a sporty person who loves camping and exploring, we think you’ll like an SUV like the 2019 Honda Pilot.

Comparing Honda Crossovers and SUVs

We’re confident that you’ll find the perfect vehicle to suit your needs at Gates Honda, whether it's a crossover or an SUV. Of course, the best way to decide between the two styles is to take them for a test drive. So come to our Honda dealership at 1180 Dr. Robert R. Martin Bypass. Our Honda dealers can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of these exciting Honda vehicles!