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Sedans vs SUVs: What's the Difference?

Sedan vs. SUV—which is right for your Los Angeles drive? There are strengths and drawbacks for each of these common automotive styles, and Rusnak Auto Group has the full scoop on which type is right for which lifestyle. Let us inform you on this key breakdown as well as point you toward the difference between a coupe and a sedan.


SUV vs. Sedan: SUV Advantages

One big reason people in Thousand Oaks go for SUVs is because of the extra capacity they get. In many cases, you can get seating for seven with plenty of options for added cargo space and towing capacity. Here are just a few advantages you’ll find if you opt for an SUV:

  • Utility. With an SUV, you can tow and haul as well as take on harsh weather conditions, especially if you go for all-wheel drive. You can sometimes find AWD on a sedan, but you’re a lot more likely to find it on an SUV.
  • Space. You have much more access to cargo space on an SUV than a sedan. If you’re going on a road trip or have a heavy load of groceries, you’ve got a better chance of fitting everything in comfortably.
  • Ground clearance. SUVs are higher off the ground than sedans. This means you have better outward visibility and have better off-roading capabilities.

SUV vs. Sedan: Sedan Advantages

A sedan will provide you with four doors and a rear compartment for cargo. What makes a sedan different from a coupe? A coupe will give you two doors while a sedan affords you four. Sedans’ interiors are typically comparable to that of the make’s SUVs while still having ample seating for five. As a result, if you want an efficient and nimble ride, a sedan is the car for your Westlake Village drive. Here are some sedan advantages:

  • Fuel efficiency. The sedan will usually give you the option of a thrifty four-cylinder engine in most cases, while an SUV will usually give you a V6 or V8.
  • Responsive handling. Sedans are lower to the ground, meaning you can maneuver better at corners and on narrow streets. Since they weigh less, you get a more agile ride as well.
  • Affordable. You can find sedans available for much cheaper than an SUV, meaning if you’re on a budget, the sedan is the right choice for you.

In terms of SUV vs. sedan safety, most safety packages are rolled out at the same time on both SUV and sedan models. Since sedans tend to be cheaper, you can get more advanced safety for your dollar when getting a sedan.

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