The lineup of Subaru models seems to expand constantly. Somehow, each new model adds its unique take on a brand that’s known for its adventurous style without taking anything away or feeling like a replica. With both the growing lineup of 2019 Subaru models for sale and the ever-increasing segments of vehicles, people often want to know what the difference is between the SUV and the crossover.

Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we’re breaking down the main differences between SUVs and crossovers to help drivers in the Fort Myers, FL area find the right model. The term “crossover” is still relatively new to the automotive world, and because Subaru models are unique, it can be difficult to understand what constitutes a crossover vehicle.

The primary distinction between the two is that a crossover utilizes a unibody design, like that of a car while an SUV uses a body on frame design, like that of a truck. The latter means that the body and frame are constructed separately and then attached later.

Of course, thanks to recent automotive innovation like the new Subaru Global Platform, these distinctions aren’t always accurate. For example, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent, while offering three-rows and appearing like an SUV, is technically a crossover, in part, thanks to its unibody design.

So, are the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Subaru Outback crossovers or wagons? Also, what about the 2019 Subaru Forester? The answer may not be as cut and dry as you’d like, but it goes to show that it might not really matter. At O’Brien Subaru Fort Myers, we think that it’s more important to find a vehicle that matches your wants and needs.

We want to help Subaru drivers in the Fort Myers, FL area find the best car for them. That’s why we recommend that instead of picking one type of vehicle, you visit our lot at 2850 Colonial Blvd and take several options for a test drive. Visit us today to find your next Subaru model.