Mazda crossover

Crossover vs. SUV: Which is Best?

SUVs and crossovers, which one is best for you? Most buyers might not even know the difference between these two body styles. There are lots of similarities between the two, but we’re highlighting the difference between a Mazda crossover and an SUV at Berkshire Mazda.

What’s an SUV?

An SUV refers to a sport utility vehicle. It is a passenger vehicle that is built on a truck chassis. So, it tends to be taller and have more of a presence on the road than a crossover.

They are often equipped with more powerful engines, giving them better towing capacity too. SUVs provide a versatile cabin, giving you ample space for passengers (some can hold up to eight), while still providing extra cargo room. Typically, you can also fold the rear seats down to give you even more cargo space.

What is a MAZDA Crossover?

Unlike an SUV, a crossover is built on a car’s platform. Their unibody construction typically makes them lighter than an SUV, giving them a smoother ride and better fuel efficiency. In fact, many drivers feel that navigating a crossover is not unlike driving a car.

However, crossovers still give you the versatility of an SUV. They have a liftgate, giving you easy access to their spacious cargo areas. Also, there are crossovers that provide three rows of seating too. 

MAZDA Crossovers

When it comes to a crossover, Mazda has you covered. We offer a family of crossovers, with an ideal pick for anyone. Whether you need the extra space of the Mazda CX-9 or prefer the compact style of the Mazda CX-30, we’ve got just what you need.

  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mazda CX-9

Want to learn more? Reach out to our Mazda dealership near Albany, NY – we’re happy to help!