Used car dilemma: Sedan vs SUV

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Trying to decide on which to buy, a Sedan or an SUV? We hope this gives you a bit of insight and helps you with your decision.

It’s always hard to decide on a new purchase, especially when that purchase is substantial. Price is always a big factor, but you should also take the following into account when making your decision:

  1. Fuel economy

Sedan: Will typically give you better fuel economy than an SUV.

SUV: The total cost of ownership of an SUV can be higher and could rise dramatically if fuel prices were to go up.

  1. Comfort

Sedan: Few SUVs can match the ride comfort of a sedan and it can be hard to secure items in the open cargo area of an SUV. It’s also easier to get in and out of a sedan.

SUV: On the other hand, an SUV can offer a lot more room within the interior and may give you greater visibility due to higher driving positions. If you’re looking to drive off road, then the SUV is the way to go. You are usually going to get a lot more leg room in an SUV.

  1. Features

Sedan and SUV: SUVs are generally gaining more safety features. Ride comfort is improving, as many SUVs share the same platforms as similar sized cars and more sedans are being offered with all-wheel drive or sophisticated traction control systems that give them more confidence in bad weather.

  1. Safety

Sedan: In general, sedans are easier to get around the city, making them agiler overall.

SUV: The size of an SUV is definitely a large factor and you give you a better view of traffic. The newer SUVs are built sturdier than their predecessors and are far less likely to roll.

Blind spot monitoring, auto emergency braking and lane departure warnings are just a few improvements in both sedans and SUVs.

  1. VALUE

Sedan: Generally cheaper and have greater fuel economy. Especially when you’re looking at hybrid sedans.

SUV: On a rule of thumb, the bigger the car, the higher the price. You have to think about how much more space there is in an SUV.

Here are a few sedans and SUVs that tick the boxes:

2013 BMW X1 E84

Price on Gumtree: $26,800.00

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2016 BMW 318I

Price on Gumtree: $43,990.00

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2017 Holden Captiva

Price on Gumtree: $34,490.00 

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2016 Holden Commodore

Price on Gumtree: $51,999.00

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