Why are sedans better than SUVs?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Sedans on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:21 pm
A red 2019 Toyota Camry sedan cruises down a highway, while a silver/white 2019 Toyota Camry cruises in the opposite direction. These two cars seem to be celebrating the possibility of a "sedan world."

Reasons to Buy a Sedan Instead of an SUV

Though the crossover SUV may be the current trend in the automotive industry, the sedan is still the best-selling vehicle platform. As automakers move to fulfill America’s newfound crossover zest, buying a pre-owned sedan has become more appealing than ever with all the great deals and options available.

Several factors have helped sedans stand the test of time as the arguably definitive type of car. What exactly are those traits that make them so beloved? Here are several reasons that sedans are better than SUVs.


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Silver 2019 Honda Accord rides down a highway at late dusk with a city skyline in the background beyond a body of water.

Five main ways in which sedans are superior to SUVs are:

1. Higher Fuel Economy

2. More Headroom

3. Years of Optimization

4. Open Visibility

5. Timeless Style

And, they can be surprisingly capable.

Fuel Economy

Sedans still receive, on average, the best fuel-economy of all vehicle platforms, and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get it. Standouts in this category include the Ford Fusion, Chevy Malibu, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Forte, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Yaris, many of which can be found in our extensive pre-owned sedan inventory.

Perfect for those who have a long commute or like to take road trips, a better fuel economy will both save you money and do a small part towards saving the planet.

Seating Position

While there is much ballyhoo about the raised seating position in SUVs, the “adult high chair” brings along a major downside- cramped headroom. For taller drivers, a lower seating position is often preferable, as the raised position of crossover SUVs and similar vehicles could have them bumping their head against the ceiling.

Tried-and-True

The sedan has been around a long time- basically since the invention of the automobile. This longstanding existence not only shows its quality, but also has resulted in a century of optimization, making it better and better with every passing year. The result is that sedans today are often supremely reliable and of excellent quality. Plus, with a sedan, you basically know what you’re going to get.

Visibility

Though some may be equipped with it, a sedan doesn’t need a back-up camera, blind-spot monitors, or cross-traffic alert to help you see around the outside of your vehicle. You can, believe or not, actually see what’s around you by just looking through the windows, in your mirrors, and out the back. Fancy that.

Style

There’s few who can argue with the sedan style. It is simply a classy, classic, tried-and-true design that, we hope, is going to stick around for years to come.

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