Shopping for your next used car can be a long, arduous process. The first place to start is to figure out what kind of body style you want to buy. Are you looking for a sedan, truck, or SUV? Buying a used SUV in Bend is an excellent place between a sedan and a truck, so let’s take a look at six benefits of buying a used SUV over available options.
Interior cargo space
Depending on what you’re driving, cargo space can be a hot commodity. You can quickly upgrade the available space in your vehicle when you buy a used SUV. The cargo space of an SUV offers the versatility of a truck with the convenience and protection from weather of a sedan.
It’s a given that SUVs are bigger than sedans, but your driving experience will completely change with a used SUV. When you sit higher as you drive, you’ll have a better view of your surroundings and feel more aware of the drivers around you. You know how you can’t see traffic ahead or an approaching traffic signal in a sedan? Well, say good bye to that with a SUV.
We’ve established that SUVs ride higher than sedans, which can really be a selling feature. In addition to the ability to see your surroundings better, used SUVs have more ground clearance and will perform better off-road than sedans. Most models are also equipped with either part-time or full-time AWD and will perform well not only off-road, but in tough road conditions that include rain and snow.
Safer than ever
When SUVs first reached the mainstream, there were a lot of concerns with rollover and stability. Since then, technology has advanced and made SUVs safer than ever. Just about any model that you decide on, the chances are good that your vehicle with be equipped with some version of stability sensors and smart suspension to ensure that you stay upright and safe.
Most sedans don’t provide truly comfortable seating for adults in the second row. With an SUV, your passengers will enjoy expansive legroom and space to spread out in the second row. Need room for more people? You’ll enjoy a third-row SUV that offers seating for seven passengers or even up to eight.
If you want an even more comfortable experience with your used SUV, luxury SUVs offer a bevy of amenities for driver and passenger alike. Second- and third-row passengers can enjoy entertainment features as well as extra elbow room with available captain’s seats.
Typical sedans today offer up to five seats with limited legroom for second-row passengers. SUVs are standard with seating for five and provide ample legroom behind the front seats, but you can also easily find SUVs that offer a third row of seating for up to seven or eight passengers, depending on the seat configuration. What does that mean? Well, some third-row SUVs look to maximize elbow room and floor space for feet by keeping the way back seat to a bench for two.
SUVs themselves are available in a number of sizes. Are you looking for something that’s fuel efficient with some extra cargo space in the back? Crossovers and compact SUVs feel like a sedan with more overhead space, cargo space, and ground clearance than your everyday sedan. Do you need something to haul kids to soccer practice with all the equipment? Midsize and full-size SUVs provide more cargo space and passenger room than compact SUVs, but you’ll sacrifice fuel economy in the meantime.
Haul it, tow it, or whatever you need. A used SUV offers the convenience, versatility, and performance that you’re looking for in your next vehicle. Visit your nearby Bend used SUV dealer today and you’ll find that we offer a large selection of SUVs and crossovers. If you’re having a hard time finding the right SUV for you, ask a member of our %%di_name%% team for help and they can assist you in deciding what size vehicle is best for you.