Top reasons why SUVS are better than cars

There is a conception that SUVs are mostly for Family trips. If you happen to have a big family with lots of kids, you may be more inclined to own a minivan. Also, if you transport goods frequently, a pickup truck might be your best choice. If you also happen to be someone who just drives around to and from work every day, two vehicle types clearly stand out for you. These are the sedan and the SUV. SUVs are taller and heavier than cars, which causes the occupants to feel safer in them.

Top reasons why SUVS are better than cars

1)    SUVs carry more people, more comfortably. Most sedans only carry four to five people, which makes it difficult for an extended family to go anywhere together. Meanwhile, a three-row SUV comfortably accommodates up to seven, enabled by, fold-flat seating that provide easy access to the third row. SUVs are all about flexibility.

 

 

2)    SUVs carry more cargo, more efficiently. When not carrying so many people, an SUV’s fold-flat rear seating offers double or triple cargo-carrying capacity than sedans or small hatchbacks. An SUV’s roominess makes it easier to haul larger items like boxes, luggage, sports gear, and even bicycles and furniture. With so much capacity, you may discover new ways to use the cargo area, such as hauling merchandise to or from weekend markets, or using it as a mobile wardrobe when you need a change of clothes on the go.

 

3)    SUVs are more fuel efficient than ever before. Automakers are doing a number of things to make SUVs more fuel efficient, such as implementing more aerodynamic designs and fuel-saving technologies such as smaller displacement engines, and advanced structural materials to reduce weight – all of which can contribute to improved fuel economy. Depending on various factors – from vehicle load and driving speed to wind resistance and elevation changes – a Trailblazer customer could possibly drive from Bangkok to Phuket on one tank of fuel.

 

      

                                                                      

4)    SUVs are safer than ever before. According to industry analysts, SUVs are generally the safest category of passenger vehicle. It’s simply a matter of physics. If a large SUV hits a small car, the SUV will probably sustain less damage, because it is much heavier, and therefore transfers more energy in a crash. Furthermore, Electronic Stability Control helps mitigate roll-over accidents that used to be the segment’s biggest safety issue. Experts also say that SUVs are effective at protecting occupants, provided everyone is buckled up, with infants and small children properly restrained in rear safety seats.

 

                                          

5)    SUVs are better off-road. Let’s face it – most SUV owners never go off-road. However, unlike a regular car, SUVs enable drivers to go (almost) anywhere to enjoy outdoor adventures like camping, fishing and hiking.

 

 

6)    SUVs are kid- and pet-friendly. SUVs offer more room in rear seats for child-safety seats and plenty of legroom for big kids. Also, the third row or cargo area offers ample room for the family pet and/or pet carrier crate. For example, traveling with a pet in the front or rear seat of a regular sedan can be a nuisance and distraction to the driver. In an SUV, it is easier to restrain pets in the third row or cargo area for their safety and yours. Consider getting the optional cargo tray to protect the carpeting in case they make a mess. Plus, SUVs usually have many storage compartments to keep toys and snacks.

 

 

7)    SUVs are better in flood conditions. High-stance vehicles like Chevrolet Trailblazer can operate in deeper water than sedans, but before you “dive in”, find out the fording depth of your vehicle. That being said, driving through flood waters requires great caution and familiarity with the roadway as well as flood-driving techniques. Learn more before taking unnecessary risks.

 

 

8)    SUVs have command seating and easier ingress/egress. An SUV’s command seating position often offers a clearer view of surroundings than a regular car. This adds parking lots, debris in the roadway or other hazards like potholes. Also, getting into and out of a low car (ingress and egress) can be hard for a lot of people, especially older people or those with limited mobility, according to a 2016 UK study.

 

 

9)    SUVs can tow and haul “big boy toys”. If you have an outdoor hobby that requires a lot of “gear”, or something you couldn’t easily haul with a regular car, such as a racing or mountain bicycle, motocross dirt bike, big bike, all-terrain vehicle, kayak/canoe, then you will probably need an SUV or pickup truck. This is especially true if you need to tow on a trailer. And, if you don’t already have such a hobby, owning an SUV may inspire you to try – it’s all part of the adventurous lifestyle that SUVs promote.

 

 

10) SUVs are cool. Although some people buy an SUV because they need a bigger vehicle, or want to go off-road, most people buy an SUV because it’s the most popular vehicle style on the planet these days. According to the latest data from an automotive research firm Jato Dynamics, the global demand for SUVs hit a new record in 2017, totaling 34 percent of global car sales for the year, and the segment is expected to continue growing. It’s no surprise. For one thing, it’s a sensible choice for all the reasons already mentioned.It’s also an emotional choice. People love the styling, because it shows the world the person they are or aspire to be: Confident, capable, and successful.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Have you ever wanted to get away with your whole family for a weekend, but didn’t have enough room in your little car for everyone and their stuff? Have you ever got stuck in a flood during rainy season? These and other problems are easy to solve when you choose an SUV as your personal transportation.  

And an increasing number of customers in Southeast Asia are doing just that – choosing SUVs as their family vehicle. SUV sales are up more than 7 percent since 2011 compared to a 4-percent drop in passenger car sales during the same period.

So, what’s driving the trend? For one thing, the selection of SUVs is expanding faster than regular cars. 

According to recent market research conducted by Chevrolet, customers in Thailand are flocking to the SUV segment for several reasons ranging from interior spaciousness to rugged exterior styling. Trailblazer customers mostly have families of four or more who do things together, such as sports and travel. Moreover, they are willing to spend more to get good quality.   

“This SUV is worth every cent spent on it. It provides good performance and safety and has a roomy cabin that allows you to carry a lot of things. You can also take your SUV on an adventurous trip and go off-road. My vehicle can take my family and me almost everywhere, safely.” said Mr. Nitipan Chuenchob, Chevrolet Trailblazer owner.

Here are 10 reasons why customers are shifting to SUVs and will likely stay in the segment for years to come:      

A three-row SUV like Chevrolet Trailblazer comfortably accommodates up to seven people, Trailblazer offers car like handling and ride comfort due to its more advance suspension system and leather seats in the top of the line model. 

1)    SUVs carry more people, more comfortably. Most sedans only carry four to five people, which makes it difficult for an extended family to go anywhere together. Meanwhile, a three-row SUV comfortably accommodates up to seven, enabled by, fold-flat seating that provide easy access to the third row. SUVs are all about flexibility.

Chevrolet Trailblazer has 235 liters of cargo space at the very rear; with the 50/50 split-folding third-row seats folded down, there is 878 liters; with the second-row (60/40 split-fold and tumble) and the third-row seats down, there is 1830 liters of cargo space.

2)    SUVs carry more cargo, more efficiently. When not carrying so many people, an SUV’s fold-flat rear seating offers double or triple cargo-carrying capacity than sedans or small hatchbacks. An SUV’s roominess makes it easier to haul larger items like boxes, luggage, sports gear, and even bicycles and furniture. With so much capacity, you may discover new ways to use the cargo area, such as hauling merchandise to or from weekend markets, or using it as a mobile wardrobe when you need a change of clothes on the go.

Chevrolet Trailblazer’s efficient 2.5L Duramax diesel direct-injection turbo-charged engine provides ample power with only four cylinders. The vehicle has a 76-liter fuel tank with estimated combined fuel economy of 8.6L/100 km.

3)    SUVs are more fuel efficient than ever before. Automakers are doing a number of things to make SUVs more fuel efficient, such as implementing more aerodynamic designs and fuel-saving technologies such as smaller displacement engines, and advanced structural materials to reduce weight – all of which can contribute to improved fuel economy. Depending on various factors – from vehicle load and driving speed to wind resistance and elevation changes – a Trailblazer customer could possibly drive from Bangkok to Phuket on one tank of fuel.

Chevrolet Trailblazer offers an array of advanced active safety technologies, including (pictured clockwise) Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, as well as airbags for the driver and front passenger, and protective high-strength materials in the vehicle frame.       

4)    SUVs are safer than ever before. According to industry analysts, SUVs are generally the safest category of passenger vehicle. It’s simply a matter of physics. If a large SUV hits a small car, the SUV will probably sustain less damage, because it is much heavier, and therefore transfers more energy in a crash. Furthermore, Electronic Stability Control helps mitigate roll-over accidents that used to be the segment’s biggest safety issue. Experts also say that SUVs are effective at protecting occupants, provided everyone is buckled up, with infants and small children properly restrained in rear safety seats.

Chevrolet Trailblazer is available with off-road suspension, low-range gearing, high water-wading capability, high ground clearance, and 4WD (4×4) that drives power to all four wheels for maximum traction and capability in off-road or slippery conditions.                                              

5)    SUVs are better off-road. Let’s face it – most SUV owners never go off-road. However, unlike a regular car, SUVs enable drivers to go (almost) anywhere to enjoy outdoor adventures like camping, fishing and hiking.

Chevrolet SUVs have ample room for pets.

6)    SUVs are kid- and pet-friendly. SUVs offer more room in rear seats for child-safety seats and plenty of legroom for big kids. Also, the third row or cargo area offers ample room for the family pet and/or pet carrier crate. For example, traveling with a pet in the front or rear seat of a regular sedan can be a nuisance and distraction to the driver. In an SUV, it is easier to restrain pets in the third row or cargo area for their safety and yours. Consider getting the optional cargo tray to protect the carpeting in case they make a mess. Plus, SUVs usually have many storage compartments to keep toys and snacks.

Trailblazer is unsurpassed in fording depth, and can wade through water as deep as 800 mm without losing power.

7)    SUVs are better in flood conditions. High-stance vehicles like Chevrolet Trailblazer can operate in deeper water than sedans, but before you “dive in”, find out the fording depth of your vehicle. That being said, driving through flood waters requires great caution and familiarity with the roadway as well as flood-driving techniques. Learn more before taking unnecessary risks.

Chevrolet Trailblazer’s higher ride height, taller doors and side steps mean drivers and passengers don’t have to bend and stoop like they would in sedans and hatchbacks, which means less effort, less pain and more dignity.

8)    SUVs have command seating and easier ingress/egress. An SUV’s command seating position often offers a clearer view of surroundings than a regular car. This adds parking lots, debris in the roadway or other hazards like potholes. Also, getting into and out of a low car (ingress and egress) can be hard for a lot of people, especially older people or those with limited mobility, according to a 2016 UK study.

Chevrolet Trailblazer offers the kind of power and capability needed to haul or tow “big boy toys” confidently.

9)    SUVs can tow and haul “big boy toys”. If you have an outdoor hobby that requires a lot of “gear”, or something you couldn’t easily haul with a regular car, such as a racing or mountain bicycle, motocross dirt bike, big bike, all-terrain vehicle, kayak/canoe, then you will probably need an SUV or pickup truck. This is especially true if you need to tow on a trailer. And, if you don’t already have such a hobby, owning an SUV may inspire you to try – it’s all part of the adventurous lifestyle that SUVs promote.

Surveys show that many people are attracted to SUVs like Chevrolet Trailblazer because of their rugged exterior styling, which shows the driver’s confident attitude and “go anywhere” spirit to the outside world.

10) SUVs are cool. Although some people buy an SUV because they need a bigger vehicle, or want to go off-road, most people buy an SUV because it’s the most popular vehicle style on the planet these days. According to the latest data from an automotive research firm Jato Dynamics, the global demand for SUVs hit a new record in 2017, totaling 34 percent of global car sales for the year, and the segment is expected to continuing growing. It’s no surprise. For one thing, it’s a sensible choice for all the reasons already mentioned.It’s also an emotional choice. People love the styling, because it shows the world the person they are or aspire to be: Confident, capable, and successful. 

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About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value.

Not sure if you should buy an SUV? Here are five of the most common reasons people give for buying a sports utility vehicle. Whether are not they are good reasons is for you to decide.

Seating Capacity

Some people, for whatever reason, require a certain combination of pulling capacity and passenger seating. Many SUVs are capable of towing over 2500 pounds and most seat five passengers; some even offer third-row seating. For carpoolers and those with large families, that kind of seating may be a necessity. For others, it’s a luxury to ride around with plenty of legroom and free space.

Safety

Some people feel that an SUV is a safer vehicle because it’s larger and heavier built. An SUV also tends to offer taller seating, which makes some people more comfortable when traveling. Even if SUVs are not actually more secure, they may provide some psychological security to those who need it. (There have been concerns about rollover, but most manufacturers are working on systems to minimize the risk.)

Cargo Capacity

For those who have trouble packing all of their things into a station wagon, an SUV offers better cargo capacity. (In some cases, that is. The cargo area of an SUV may indeed be taller, but in some instances, it is not as deep as that of a station wagon. Nevertheless, that taller cargo room may be just what you need if you’re taking along skis or something else with lengthy dimensions.)

Winter Driving

Some people choose an SUV because they want a vehicle that can navigate icy roads and get around easily in snow and sleet. It may be true that SUVs are better at handling rough weather than rear-wheel-drive cars, but front-wheel and all-wheel drive cars with proper tires can usually hold their own.

Off-Roading Capabilities

Many people purchase SUVs because they want the off-roading capabilities to travel through wild, unpaved areas. (Many sport utility vehicles do not do well in true off-roading conditions, however, and the number of people who actually take them off-road is small in comparison to the number of people who drive them.)

Other Reasons

The truth is that most people who buy an SUV do so because they can. It may not truly fit any of their needs, but it fulfills their wants. Americans, after all, are in love with their cars. They appreciate good styling, and SUVs are very popular.

Part of the reason we work for a living is to obtain the things we want, including our choice of transportation. Yes, SUVs use more gas than most cars, but there are hybrid SUVs that address that concern. The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid is one example, and it appears to be a good one. Some of the compact SUVs get fairly decent gas mileage, too—and shifting down in size is probably a good option for many drivers. Another trend to watch for is the addition of clean-burning diesel engines, which would make SUVs far less damaging to the environment.

When it comes to buying a car, there is just a lot that you can choose from today. To avoid becoming overwhelmed with various model options, you need to decide on one crucial thing first. That is, the type of vehicle that you are going to get.

If you happen to have a big family with lots of kids, you may be more inclined to own a minivan. On the other hand, if you tend to haul a lot of bulky stuff on a regular basis, a pickup truck might be your best pick.

Meanwhile, if you happen to be someone who just drives around to and from work every day, two vehicle types clearly stand out for you. These are the sedan and the SUV.

Also known as a saloon, a sedan refers to “a sedan is a type of passenger car that usually has a three-box configuration with pillars simply identified as A, B, and C,” according to Global Car Brands. A sedan is also made up of three primary compartments, which include the engine, cargo, and passenger. The passenger compartment typically has two rows of seating. A driver and passenger are easily accommodated in the front while three passengers can be accommodated in the second row.

On the other hand, the term SUV is short for sports utility vehicle. This particular type of vehicle entered the market during the seventies and eighties, according to Buy A Car. Unlike the sedan, SUVs are designed with height in mind. The idea is to be able to give its driver a much more complete view of the road ahead. At the same time, the height of an SUV also allows it to pass right over various jagged rocks easily and without scraping its bottom.

As you can see, both types of vehicles can be an ideal car for anyone. However, there are a lot of reasons why you should choose one or the other. Let’s take a closer look at some of these points.

20 Reason to Choose an SUV: An SUV typically has more space

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Are you the type who tends to transport a lot of stuff on a regular basis? Do you like to go on weekend road trips and carry gear with you such as camping equipment or skis? If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you should absolutely consider getting an SUV.

Onboard an SUV, you will find that you have more than enough space in the back to carry all your stuff. Even better, the available storage area is far bigger than what is typically available in the trunk of a sedan.

What’s more, it’s also easy for you to create additional storage space should you need some. After all, you can easily fit cargo carriers, roof racks and even bike racks to any SUV. This way, you are always ready and equipped for your next great adventure.

19 Reason to Choose an SUV: You get a lot more height

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If you are the type of driver who prefers to see a full view of the road ahead, then an SUV is definitely the perfect vehicle. Onboard an SUV, you will be able to easily spot any potholes or cracks on the road and avoid them just in time. This would also help ensure that your car stays in good condition for as long as possible.

Meanwhile, having greater driving height also comes with another unique advantage. That is, it allows you to spot an available parking space much more easily. That means you no longer have to struggle in locating the perfect spot for your car, which helps you avoid stress and a whole lot of wasted time.

18 Reason to Choose an SUV: It can carry more people

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If you happen to have a big family or group, the passenger capacity of a sedan just won’t do. This is especially true if you still have more cargo to carry aside from the passengers.

Luckily for you, SUVs come with a pretty big passenger capacity. Just to give you a better idea, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUV has a passenger capacity of around six people.

Meanwhile, the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban large size SUV has a passenger capacity of six to nine people depending on the seat configuration and variant you choose.

On the other hand, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade has a passenger capacity of up to eight passengers.

17 Reason to Choose an SUV: SUVs have become more fuel efficient than ever

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While it can be argued that SUVs were not exactly fuel efficient in the past, today you’d be glad to know that they now offer reasonable fuel economy. That means you get to save more per trip on an SUV so long as you maintain your unit well over the years.

Just so you have a better idea, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade enjoys an efficiency rating of 14 miles per gallon in the city. Meanwhile, its two-wheel drive variant has an efficiency rating of 23 miles per gallon on the highway while the four-wheel drive variant has a rating of 21 miles per gallon. On the other hand, the 2019 Buick Encore has an estimated rating of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

16 Reason to Choose an SUV: They are more reliable in the off-roads

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Especially when you enjoy heading to the great wild outdoors during the weekend, you need a vehicle that can be just as adventurous as you are.

A sedan is typically anything but adventurous. On the other hand, an SUV is capable of going through any trail just fine.

That’s because a lot of these SUV models come in a four-wheel drive variant. These models typically have more than enough power to take on the steepest of roads so that you remain confident whether you are making your way up or down. What’s more, SUVs today are also equipped with a traction control system to help further assist you when conquering the off-roads.

15 Reason to Choose an SUV: They can tow better

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Sure, some car models do have the ability to tow something behind them. But the weight of the tow is usually limited since the car itself does not weigh too much.

In contrast, SUVs are designed to tow just about anything with ease. This is especially true for the mid-size and large SUVs that are being offered in the market today. Just to give you a better idea, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUV has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. On the other hand, a large SUV like the 2018 Lincoln Navigator has an even bigger towing capacity of 8,700 pounds. That means you can readily tow a couple of ATVs, a trailer or even a boat.

14 Reason to Choose an SUV: There is more room for your pets

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Especially today, pets have become an important member of your typical American household.

In fact, the Insurance Information Institute estimates that as many as 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey conducted from 2017 to 2018. That amounts to as many as 85 million families and we’re pretty sure that nearly all of them are keen to go out more with their pets.

Luckily, SUVs allow for a much easier and smoother pet transport. That’s because SUV models are designed to have large cargo areas where your pet can sit or even lie down comfortably throughout the ride. And in case your pet needs even more room, all you have to do is fold down the third-row or second-row seating.

13 Reason to Choose an SUV: They can survive floods

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Especially during hurricane season, floods can easily inundate a town and render roads impassable. That is unless you have a vehicle that’s got a serious height advantage. Fortunately, an SUV is designed to give you exactly this.

A lot of SUV models are capable of going through shallow water safely and without damaging the car’s engine. On the other hand, ThoughtCo reports that there are several aftermarket types of equipment that would allow SUVs to pass through water that’s already 36” deep or even deeper.

Before you drive out through a flood with an SUV though, remember to always think about your safety first.

12 Reason to Choose an SUV: SUVs come in various sizes

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Today, SUVs come in a number of sizes so that there a perfect model for just about any type of car buyer. If you like staying in the city and have a small family, then a crossover SUV would be perfect for you. These SUV models can comfortably accommodate five people so it doesn’t feel too big if you have a small group.

On the other hand, if you need just a bit more room, there are mid-size SUVs that are typically capable of carrying as many as six people.

Aside from that, mid-size SUVs also tend to have significantly more room in the back, which is perfect for groceries or even outdoor gear.

Meanwhile, if you have a large family or group of friends, then a large SUV is the perfect choice for you. These models tend to have a passenger capacity of eight to nine people.

11 Reason to Choose an SUV: They can be affordable

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If you are in the market for a new car today, it is definitely worth considering an SUV. For starters, these vehicles can be more affordable. And because they give you a height advantage and more cargo space, they can certainly give you more bang for the buck.

If you are looking for an affordable SUV, some of the most affordable choices include the 2018 Nissan Kicks which has a starting price of $17,990, the 2018 Jeep Renegade with a starting price of $18,445, the 2018 Ford Ecosport with a starting price of $19,995 and the 2018 Chevrolet Trax with a starting price of $21,000.

10 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They are quite iconic

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For decades, sedans have become a common part of daily auto life. Even today, it seems that there is a perfect sedan for just about any type of person.

If you had a family, a sedan readily offered room for five people and plenty of space in the trunk for groceries and other items. Even better, today’s sedans are now designed with 60/40 split rear seats.

This means that if you needed more space, the rear seats would fold down to allow you to bring in more cargo.

Meanwhile, if you wanted something more opulent, there are also plenty of luxury sedans around. Some of the most notable ones today include the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

9 Reason to Choose a Sedan: Serious Performance.

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In some ways, when you think of a sedan, you also think of its speed capabilities. Let’s face it, certain sedan models are better equipped to from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds than your typical SUV.

Perhaps, it’s because sedans are relatively lighter than any SUV you would find. At the same time, a lot of sedans are also designed with peak performance in mind. For instance, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo sports a twin-turbo V8 engine that effortlessly revs up from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.8 seconds. Moreover, it enjoys a top speed of 306 kilometers per hour, according to Porsche.

8 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They can provide a better seating position

Sure, an SUV has a significant height advantage, especially when it is compared to a sedan. However, one can still argue that a sedan still offers a better seating position. This is especially true if you happen to be relatively taller than the average driver or passenger.

As some car buyers have realized, being tall inside an SUV has a particular disadvantage. That is, there is not much headroom above your head so that driving it does not feel quite comfortable.

In contrast, a sedan tends to offer a better headroom for taller individuals. Hence, you don’t end up feeling like your head is practically touching the ceiling at any point during your drive.

7 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They come with a lot of convenience features

If convenience is your main concern in a vehicle, a sedan offers a lot of it. In fact, today’s sedans come with several convenience features that you never thought you needed, whether you have a family or living on your own.

For instance, it’s now possible for you to start a sedan’s engine remotely using a smartwatch. In fact, Toyota is now employing its Toyota Remote Connect technology to allow car owners to control the Avalon using their Apple Watch or Android smartwatch.

Meanwhile, several sedan models also come with cruise control technology which can readily maintain the speed of the vehicle for the driver.

6 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They come with a lot of safety features

Today, safety is everything while you are on the road. And fortunately for you, sedan models typically come with a lot of advanced safety features. These include a complete set of airbags along with technology features like electronic traction control and anti-lock braking system.

Aside from these, there also various helpful driving assistance features such as front pedestrian braking, forward automatic braking, rear vision camera, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, lane change assist, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, rear park assist and more. All of these work together to ensure that your drives would be as smooth and as safe as possible.

5 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They come with a lot of comfort features

When it comes to sedans, you can expect one of your most comfortable drives yet. This is because it comes with a variety of comfort features for both the driver and passengers.

For the driver and front passenger, there are features available such as heated and ventilated seats, folding front center armrest with height adjustment as well as power lumbar adjustment for the driver.

Meanwhile, there are also certain sedan models that come with a four-zone automatic climate control system as well as beverage holders, sunroof and a much more spacious leg room in the back. With all these features, who wouldn’t want to own a sedan?

4 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They have good aerodynamics

Ask an experienced car owner and he or she would probably tell you that a sedan is most reliable on the road due to its aerodynamics. Aerodynamics refers to the way air would move around objects, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA.

When you talk about aerodynamics in a car, you are most concerned about its drag and lift. Perhaps because sedans are designed to be closer to the ground, they offer relatively more stability than SUVs especially when you are traveling at high speeds. At the same time, sedans also tend to be easier to handle when you find yourself making sharp turns and U-turns while on the road.

3 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They have always had good fuel economy

Typically, SUVs are not known for impressive fuel economy. These vehicles also have a greater tank capacity and therefore, needs to guzzle a lot more gas just for you to reach a full tank.

In contrast, sedans to achieve better fuel economy ratings. This is especially true when you are cruising along the highway.

Just to give you an idea, the 2019 Toyota Corolla LE Eco has an estimated rating of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

Meanwhile, a variant of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has an estimated rating of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.

2 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They can become a classic model

When it comes to sedans, you are investing in a vehicle that has the potential to achieve classic status. Why exactly should this matter to you? It’s because as the years go by, it is possible for your sedan to go up in value.

Typically, vehicles are subjected to a lot of depreciation especially during its first few years. In fact, according to Trusted Choice, a vehicle would lose as much as 11 percent of its value the moment it is driven off the dealership lot. Meanwhile, it would go on to lose as much as 25 percent during its first year and depreciate by as much as 63 percent during its first five years. Ouch!

Whereas if you owned a sedan that would eventually become a classic car, you have a vehicle that would only keep going up in value over time. That means you can possibly sell it for more than what you paid for.

1 Reason to Choose a Sedan: They have always been quite affordable

Especially when you are faced with a tight budget for your new vehicle, a sedan is absolutely a good option. For starters, there are a lot of sedan models that sell at quite an affordable price.

Just to give you an idea, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has a relatively low starting price of $16,975. Meanwhile, the 2018 Ford Fiesta even has a lower starting price of $14,205.

As you can see, it is possible to own a brand-new sedan that would not give you hefty monthly bills. Just figure out your budget range and shop around for sedan models that have the right price for you.

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