4 Responses to what is the difference between an SUV and 4×4?

  1. DL July 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    Some SUV’s are 4×4’s but not all are.

  2. elmoishiding July 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    No difference. they are interchangeable

    like in Australia we call them four wheel drives (4×4)
    in America, they’re called SUV’s

    DL is right. i think in Australia, any big family wagons like Land Cruiser etc are referred to as 4×4’s

  3. deanryandavis July 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    SUV is Sport Utility Vehicle.
    4×4 is any vehicle with 4 wheel drive.

  4. JeffyB July 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    A 4×4 is any vehicle with four wheel drive (it could be a pick-up truck too), whereas an SUV is a particular style of vehicle (high ground clearnace, truck-like looks, enclosed rear compartment with hatchback.