If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you may be considering switching out your car for a sports utility vehicle, or SUV. If so, ask yourself the following questions before you begin your search to help you select the right one for yourself and your family.
How Many People Will You Generally Be Transporting?
One of the first questions you should ask yourself is about the number of people you will usually be transporting. Knowing this will help you select the size of the SUV. Do you have a family of four or five people? Or, do you plan to help with carpooling for school or work, requiring more room than you need for your family?
If you will be driving around with less than four or five people, a subcompact SUV would give you enough seating for everyone. Plus, it would allow you space to stow groceries and bags in the bag.
However, if you plan on using the SUV for carpooling, you might want to consider a full-size vehicle that has a third row for seating. This would allow you to transport larger numbers of people while giving everyone comfortable and roomy seating.
Will You Be Driving in Rough Terrain?
The next thing you should consider when buying an SUV is the terrain and weather conditions through which you will be driving. Does your area have a temperate climate? Or, do you tend to get a lot of snow and ice? Also, are you only driving on highways, or do you plan to take the SUV off-road.
If you live in an area with a temperate climate and do not plan on doing any off-road driving, you can probably get by with a smaller SUV with smaller tires. Also, two-wheel drive should be sufficient to navigate the roads.
However, if you live in a hilly area that gets a lot of snow, or you plan on taking rough roads or driving off the beaten path, a larger SUV with bigger tires and four-wheel drive would be a better option. Not only would the four-wheel drive help you make it through the terrain, but a heavier vehicle can help weigh you down and keep you safely on the pavement during inclement weather.
After asking yourself the above questions, you should have an idea as to the type of SUV you will need. When you are ready, shop around at your local dealership to find a new Subaru for sale that fits your lifestyle and requirements.Share
17 September 2018
After going to my first auto auction, I became very interested in how dealers select the cars they're going to put on their lots. I spent a lot of time talking with local dealers, auction regulars, and others in the industry to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets to picking out the perfect auction cars and getting them lot-ready. I created this site to help others understand what goes into the process in the hopes that it would help car buyers understand what they're looking at when they hit the car lot. I hope the information here helps you better prepare for buying your next car.