Should I Get an SUV or a Sedan? Check Out the Pros and Cons

Are you looking for a used vehicle, but hesitating between getting an SUV or a car? We’ll look at the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.


Why Choose an SUV?

For starters, SUVs are popular and very present on our roads. Their number has increased by more than 210% between 2010 and 2020!

Moreover, if your family is getting bigger, you’ll need more space for your outings. A used SUV then becomes an advantageous option.

Unlike a car, it offers more space for the occupants. Furthermore, the cargo volume of many SUVs allows you to easily carry all your luggage and equipment.

In addition, various SUVs are offered with all-wheel drive. Undoubtedly, with such a vehicle you’ll be to handle much more comfortably all sorts of road conditions. Its high ground clearance also constitutes a significant advantage when dealing with winter conditions, for example.

Used vehicles for sale like SUVs are grouped into the following categories:

  • Sub-compact SUV (Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V, etc.)

  • Compact SUV (Kia Sportage, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, etc.)

  • Mid-size SUV (Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Blazer)

  • Full-size SUV (Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Suburban, etc.)

Depending on your needs, you’ll find the SUV that suits you best. It’s worth pointing out that SUVs stand out from family cars by their better road handling, more impressive cargo volume and often also their comfort.

In addition, you’ll want to choose an SUV because of its safety, sturdiness and versatility.

However, SUVs are not always very fuel-efficient, and they won’t make you save bucks at the pump. Often, insurance for a sport utility vehicle is more expensive than it is for a sedan. That being said, various factors come into play here. Take the time to shop around for your car insurance. Finally, SUVs generally cost more upfront than sedans.

Why Choose a Car?

A used car, for example, will cost you less than buying an SUV. Generally, compact cars (like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, etc.) offer many more options. This allows buyers to get a vehicle that’s smaller, but that’s equipped with various interesting features.

As we saw, SUVs are often much less fuel-efficient than cars for sale. This is a significant factor, especially with fuel prices going up and down unexpectedly. For example, the combined fuel consumption of a Honda Civic is 6.9 L/100 km, while the Subaru Forester SUV shows 8.2 L/100 km. It’s a vehicle that consumes more fuel and pollutes more.

We see it in the news. The considerable ecological footprint generated by SUVs is causing a heated debate and automobile manufacturers have to adjust their vehicle offering accordingly.

In short, if you buy a car, it will cost you less than an SUV, the fuel consumption will be lower and it’ll be very comfortable, since many cars put the emphasis on comfortable seats with ample legroom for the passengers (especially mid-size cars).

Car or SUV?

To answer the question, we now need to factor in people’s needs.

SUVs are very popular and they’re very useful for long trips. Generally, SUVs suit people with an active lifestyle. We can think here of big families, adventurers, outdoor lovers and road enthusiasts. One of the big advantages of SUVs is that they are versatile and multi-purpose.

If you’re looking for a used vehicle to go to work, do the groceries on Saturday or go see some friends in the city, then a used car will cost you less and it’s undoubtedly the most advantageous option for you.

In short, whether you go for a used car or a used SUV, the choice is yours and it all depends on your needs. Take the time to look at your driving habits before making your decision.


One thing’s for sure, if you’re looking for a used vehicle,  AutoStudio 72 in Mirabel, on the North Shore of Montreal and a few minutes from Laval, offers an impressive inventory of used cars and sport utility vehicles.

Moreover, your favourite used car dealer offers advantageous car financing solutions, like 1st 2nd 3rd chance at credit. Come discover all our vehicles and leave with the one that meets your budget and your needs the best. See you there!

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