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Porsche Crossover vs SUV

We love carrying a diverse range of body styles at Porsche of Nashua so that a variety of passionate drivers near Danvers, MA can find the perfect car for their lifestyles while also experiencing the legendary performance of Porsche vehicles. It seems like there are more body styles than ever these days, and because different brands can use different terms for similar vehicles, the labels can be confusing. We’re happy to clear up any body style jargon that’s unclear in order to help you determine the car that’s best for you. If you’ve never quite understood the line between a crossover and an SUV, we’d be happy to help you sort it out.


Given that crossovers are often called crossover SUVs and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it can be especially confusing. Technically speaking, the difference between a crossover and an SUV is that a crossover is based on a car platform using unibody architecture, and an SUV is based on a truck platform. Crossovers are often smaller, although that isn’t necessarily the case. Crossovers are prized for their versatility and their ability to work as a spacious, efficient, and family-friendly vehicle, while also offering a certain amount of capability as well as responsive handling. An SUV, on the other hand, will many times be a heavy and sturdy truck-like vehicle capable of slogging through off-road conditions, with a high towing capacity that allows you to tow boats and campers. While SUVs work great for some purposes, most people only need the capability of a crossover and will enjoy a more dynamic and efficient driving experience in one.


The always innovative Porsche brand has introduced two crossover models to its lineup since 2000 that we’re proud to feature at our Porsche dealership. The latest version of the brand’s first foray into the crossover world is the 2017 Porsche Cayenne, a vehicle that remains appealing as ever as with its engaging on-road performance as well as its surprising ruggedness and capability. The Porsche Cayenne is the roomier of the two models and the more performance-focused, while the 2017 Porsche Macan is smaller and more efficient. That’s not to say that the engine choices on the Porsche Macan don’t pack a punch as well, and this crossover also possesses an impressive amount of capability, which makes it a great companion on your daily commute as well as when you embark on weekend adventures.


Porsche crossovers make a great choice for a wide range of drivers because while they are robust, rugged, and highly capable, they’re also comfortable, efficient, and filled with luxury. No matter where you’re going, we think you’ll enjoy the ride in a new Porsche Cayenne or Porsche Macan. We hope that now you’re feeling curious and thinking, “Where can I try out these Porsche cars near me?” We invite you to visit your friendly Nashua Porsche dealer, located at 170 Main Dunstable Road, where we’d love to take you for a test drive. We’ll see you soon!