It’s no secret that SUVs and crossovers are popular right now. Drivers love the extra space and cool features they have to offer, and here at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville, we always make it easy to find one that fits your budget and needs. If you’re shopping for an SUV or crossover, you should know that there’s actually a few differences between the two. The more knowledge you have, the simpler it is to know which kind of model you should search for.

The differences are all about the weight, platform, and construction. A crossover is built on the same platform as a car, making it a bit lighter while still delivering interior room that’s reminiscent of an SUV. Its body and frame are manufactured together, known as a “unibody” platform. An example of a crossover is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

An SUV is built on the same platform as a truck: a body-on-frame construction. This is when the body and frame are built individually and put together later, resulting in a heavier model that can excel at activities like off-road driving and towing. Not too many models are built this way these days. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is actually one of the few “true” SUVs still driving around.

If you’re in the market for a luxurious SUV or crossover, our Mercedes-Benz dealership near Ponte Vedra, FL should be your first stop. Whether you’re going off-road or just in need of a reliable family car, we’re ready to help you pick out the best-suited Mercedes-Benz vehicle for you. We hope to see you soon for a test drive! We are located at 10231 Atlantic Blvd.