‘Crossover’ is a word that’s used to describe a car that combines the qualities of a conventional hatchback or saloon with those of an SUV.
It’s a term that’s only been around a few years and there’s no hard and fast rule for what a crossover car is. Some car brands (Nissan, for example, with the Juke and Qashqai) call their cars crossovers while others don’t. In fact, the terms ‘crossover’ and ‘SUV’ are largely interchangeable (more on that in a moment).
In general, though, a crossover has the higher ground clearance and some of the rugged design features of an SUV but is slightly sleeker in appearance and even less likely to have four-wheel drive (not all SUVs do).
At Cazoo, we don’t use the term ‘crossover’ as such. Any cars that might be considered a crossover will be included if you search for an SUV in our car listings.