Should I Buy a Sedan or SUV?

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With a wide selection of quality automobiles, like the Mazda CX-30 SUV and Mazda3 sedan, for drivers to choose from, you may find yourself asking, “Should I buy a sedan or SUV for my Torrance commute?” There are lots of things to consider, like is an SUV safer than a sedan? Which is more economical? Is an SUV more practical for your growing family? We want you to make an informed choice, so we’ve put together the detailed comparison below.

Should I Buy a Sedan or SUV for My Growing Family?

Expanding Redondo Beach families will have much more room to stretch out in an SUV. Not only is there often more head and legroom, but some SUVs, like the Mazda CX-9, have a 3rd row of seats and can accommodate up to 8 passengers. But it goes beyond passenger capacity. The larger your family becomes, the more groceries, sports gear, or band equipment you’ll find yourself hauling around. SUVs have far more cargo space than sedans.

Is an SUV Safer Than a Sedan?

Safety is another important concern. Is an SUV safer than a sedan? Nowadays, both SUVs and sedans are equipped with an abundance of safety features, including advanced driver assist features. There may be other things you’ll want to consider, however. For instance, an SUV rides higher than a sedan. This is an advantage for the sedan when it comes to having a lower center of gravity and thus being less likely to roll over in an accident. However, the taller height of the SUV accords the driver a greater field of vision, allowing the driver to see hazards that may be farther down the road. In addition, the larger size of an SUV makes this type of vehicle more visible to other drivers.

Should I Buy a Sedan or SUV to Save on Gas?

Sedans have typically in the past been a little more fuel-efficient than SUVs. But lately, SUVs have been more and more fuel-efficient, with many of them routinely getting over 30 miles per gallon. Hybrid SUVs use even less gas, and fully electric SUVs, like the Mazda MX-30 EV, use no gas at all, making for a very economical Manhattan Beach commute.

Check Out the SUVs and Sedans at South Bay Mazda

Why not compare the SUV and Sedans in our showroom so that you can judge for yourself which better suits your needs? And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our posts on the Mazda CX-9 gas mileage and color options. Remember, we’re just down the road from Hawthorne. So, drop by or contact us today.


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