Vehicle Types: What Category Does My Vehicle Fall Under?

The type of vehicle you’re transporting is one of the key factors in determining the cost of shipping a vehicle. When you get a free instant quote from J&S, it’s important to select the correct vehicle type to get an accurate price.

J&S classifies vehicles into 4 categories. We have provided examples of makes and models for each category to help you identify which category to select when getting an instant quote.

A passenger vehicle, either sedan, coupe, or hatchback, designed to carry up to 4-5 people.

Car Examples: Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Malibu, and many others.

Crossover / Mini-van / Small SUV
A crossover is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback that can carry up to 5-6 people.

Crossover Examples: Audi Q8, Volvo XC40, Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6, Jaguar I-Pace, BMW X7, Hyundai Santa Fe, Cadillac XT4, and many others.

A mini-van is a smaller van commonly used by families and typically carries up to 8 people.

Mini-van Examples: Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, and many others.

With the exception of Large SUV’s (see below), we classify all SUV’s in this category. It includes small/compact SUVs and mid-size SUV’s.

Small/Compact and Mid-Size SUV Examples: Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Tucson, GMC Acadia, Kia Sorento, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Infiniti QX60, Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Outback, Ford Explorer, Jeep Wranglers, and many others.

Large SUV / Truck
Large SUV’s are the largest sport utility vehicles that typically carry up to 8 people.

Large SUV Examples: GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, Buick Enclave, Hummer H2 and H3, and many others.

Trucks in this category include all half ton, three-quarter ton, and one-ton trucks with single rear wheels.

Truck Examples:
GMC Trucks – Canyon & Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500 models
Dodge Ram Trucks – 1500, 2500, and 3500 models
Ford Trucks – F-150, F-250, and F-350 models
Chevrolet Trucks – Colorado & Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500 models
Toyota Trucks – Tacoma & Tundra models
Honda Ridgeline

Cargo Van / XL Truck
Transit/Sprinter/Econoline cargo vans are designed to carry more than 8 people. Configurations are typically 8, 10, 12, or 15 people. These vans are typically used for commercial purposes.

Cargo Van Examples: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit, Ford Econoline, Ram Promaster

Trucks in this category are ANY trucks with dual rear wheels (aka dually) or extra-large trucks rated more than a ton.

XL Truck Examples: Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500, and 6500 models, Ford F-450, F-650, and F-750 models. The Hummer H1 would also fall into this category.