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Lately, I've read things saying a crossover is a vehicle with a body and frame that are one piece. (Uni-body, methinks it is referred to.)
Whereas with an SUV, the frame and body are separate components.
The more I read, the more confused I get.

Specific, to my 2017 MKC ...
Is it a crossover or an SUV ?
The title lists it as a truck.
But the dealership was able to transfer the license plates from my 2010 Buick lacrosse [trade in vehicle] to the newly purchased MKC.)

When people ask me what it is, which would be the correct reply, "crossover" or "SUV" ?

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Lately, I've read things saying a crossover is a vehicle with a body and frame that are one piece. (Uni-body, methinks it is referred to.)
Whereas with an SUV, the frame and body are separate components.
The more I read, the more confused I get.

Specific, to my 2017 MKC ...
Is it a crossover or an SUV ?
The title lists it as a truck.
But the dealership was able to transfer the license plates from my 2010 Buick lacrosse [trade in vehicle] to the newly purchased MKC.)

When people ask me what it is, which would be the correct reply, "crossover" or "SUV" ?

Thanks
It is definitely a "crossover."
 

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It is definitely a "crossover."
Lately, I've read things saying a crossover is a vehicle with a body and frame that are one piece. (Uni-body, methinks it is referred to.)
Whereas with an SUV, the frame and body are separate components.
The more I read, the more confused I get.

Specific, to my 2017 MKC ...
Is it a crossover or an SUV ?
The title lists it as a truck.
But the dealership was able to transfer the license plates from my 2010 Buick lacrosse [trade in vehicle] to the newly purchased MKC.)

When people ask me what it is, which would be the correct reply, "crossover" or "SUV" ?

Thanks
Lincoln currently refers to it as a Luxury Crossover SUV on its marketing. It seems like in the beginning (I have a 2015), Lincoln referred to it as a CUV (Compact Utility vehicle) as did a couple of the car magazines. I have always used the CUV term if people asked what type of vehicle it was. Especially if they were going to be in the back seat - which is definitely compact! :smile:smile:smile
 

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SUVs are generally truck based - Body on frame.
 

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Actually it is a lifted car, station wagon, all the of them are , except for the body on frame SUV's.
 

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Good point - Take the Ford Explorer it was body on frame now its based off the Taurus (FWD) - The 2020 goes back to RWD architecture
 
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