There are a lot of people that come into their friendly neighborhood Jeep® dealership serving Bowie, MD in search of a Jeep SUV, but that of course is about as big an oversimplification as walking to a restaurant and telling the waiter you’d like, “one order of food, please.”

No two Jeep models are exactly alike here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie, and in 2018, as the automaker pushes out an increasing number of crossovers, it is important to note some of the major differences between a crossover and a traditional SUV.

What is the difference? The simplest way to put it is that a crossover is built on a car chassis, giving it a lower, smoother ride, while SUVs are built on a truck chassis to give it a taller stature and more workhorse capabilities. The lines continue to blur between the two, and technically a crossover is a type of SUV, so we understand the confusion.

Those interested in one of our crossovers should consider our little Jeep Renegade, the smallest and most affordable of the vehicle options in that family, but the Jeep Cherokee is a truck-like crossover with off-roading advantages uncommon among its segment.

Those looking for bigger SUVs capable of accommodating more people and more cargo, while also offering better performance numbers, may consider the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee or 2018 Jeep Wrangler. These are larger offerings with more off-road capabilities, which is what different kinds of Jeep drivers prefer.

If you would like to take any of these vehicles for a test drive, come pay us a visit here any time and we will help you decide which type of SUV best fits your needs, whether that be a crossover a traditional larger SUV.