How To Find an SUV That Suits Your Lifestyle and Needs

Unless you’re set on a particular make and model of an SUV, shopping for a used SUV for sale can be a daunting task. With so many options on the market, each with its own merits, it can be difficult to find the right vehicle for your lifestyle, needs, and budget. This SUV buying guide is designed to help you decide what you really need in a vehicle so when it comes time to visit the dealership, the sales agent can help you find precisely what you’re looking for in no time.

Size Matters

SUVs are not all created equal. Some are as large as cargo vans while others are as compact as standard sedans. Before going shopping, know what size SUV you are in the market for. If you want a compact SUV you’ll want to look for something like a Ford Edge. If you need a bit more room then you’ll want to look for a used Dodge Durango for sale, or something similar. If you have a lot of cargo and a lot of people to haul around, then a full-size SUV is what you need. Compact SUVs are more fuel efficient, but the drawback lies in seating—most compact and mid-sized SUVs don’t come with third-row seating, which many families need.

Modern Interior Comforts

Just because you’re forced to upgrade your vehicle to fit your family doesn’t mean that you must downgrade in quality. We are seeing more and more as SUVs become the sedan or minivan of the modern family many high-end features that previously would be designated for the halo cars or top-tier models in a car manufactures line. Bluetooth, touch screens, push-button start, and leather interiors can be found in many different trim versions on many different SUVs. Of course, you’ll pay a little more for luxury, but the price tag on these cross-overs isn’t as high as one might expect, especially on used models.

Consider Off-Road Capabilities

Size aside, one of the reasons individuals opt for SUVs is because of their off-road capabilities. If you want to hit the trails when you’re not running errands or racing back and forth between soccer matches, consider looking for a Jeep Wrangler, a Toyota 4Runner or a used Ford Explorer for sale. 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is also great to have in the winter. Generally, 4-wheel drive has to be engaged and is generally for slower driving. All-wheel drive, on the other hand, will always be on and provide power to each wheel depending on many factors like traction availability and acceleration.

Visit Your Local Dealer

Still not sure about which SUV is right for you? Stop on by Lloyd Belt Automotive and we can help you decide which used SUV will be best for you! Our sales team are experts when it comes to cars and can help you find an SUV you might have overlooked or hadn’t thought of yet. If you have any questions about our inventory or anything else about our used car dealership, feel free to contact us online or give us a call at 573-832-1810. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Back to top