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Corwin Dodge RAM of Springfield

1025 W Sunshine St
Directions Springfield, MO 65807

  • Sales: (888) 697-4214
  • Service: (888) 875-7484
  • Parts: (866) 602-3732

Which Body Style Is Right For You

Choosing A Body Style 

The current automotive market has vehicles for every lifestyle. Choosing among the different options can be a challenge, however, unless you've done your research. If you're stuck between a coupe and sedan or an SUV or truck, then read Corwin Dodge Ram's guide on selecting between the two in each scenario.

Coupe or Sedan: Which Is Right for You?

Coupes and sedans offer a lot of the same benefits to drivers. Both are appropriately sized and shaped for maximum efficiency on highways and cities, yet can still house incredibly powerful engines under the hood. With advances in safety and infotainment technologies as well, there is little difference between the two. Pricing between the two models can even vary; in some instances, coupe variants are more affordable, while in others, it's actually the sedan that comes at a lower price.

Where the difference really lies is style vs. convenience.

Style

Coupes are typically, though not always, built with two doors. This look allows automotive designers to create more sleek and refined exteriors. Coupes tend to look sportier and more dramatic than their sedan counterparts. If you are single and without the need for much passenger and cargo room, but appreciate a car with good style, then a coupe is the better choice for you.

Convenience

The coupe's superior styling typically comes at a cost, however. Sedans tend to be slightly larger and always offer four doors, making them more convenient for small families or for single drivers who frequently transport friends, pets, luggage, and equipment. Trunks in sedans tend to be larger, as well as backseats.

While sedans and coupes vary in their level of style and convenience, there are still plenty of sedans that offer sporty styling and plenty of coupes that offer convenience in terms of cargo and passenger space. It truly depends on the specific vehicle and your specific short-term and long-term needs from your car.

SUV or Truck: Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to SUVs and trucks, there are more differences that allow you to make a clear-cut decision.

SUVs

The advantages of SUVs are many. SUVs come in various sizes, which allow for different towing capacities and passengers. The biggest advantage of an SUV is its seating options. While many trucks offer second-row seating, it can be a tighter fit for passengers; SUVs, on the other hand, are often praised for the legroom for second-row passengers. Furthermore, SUVs often offer third-row seating, giving you more flexibility when transporting family and friends.

SUVs are offered by several luxury brands and are more likely to be offered in hybrid and electric variants, for eco-conscious drivers.

Trucks

While SUVs may carry people more easily, trucks carry cargo more easily, especially when it's for outdoor labor, like construction materials and landscaping tools. Trucks have similar towing capabilities to SUVs, though SUVs perform better off-road in many cases.

Another place where trucks tend to shine is in fuel economy. While trucks can be gas guzzlers compared to the sedans and coupes discussed in the previous section, SUVs of comparable sizes are far less efficient. To increase the efficiency of an SUV, you'll have to go the compact route (into crossover territory) and lose the towing and cargo capacity benefits that make SUVs comparable with trucks in the first place.

Ultimately, trucks are better for drivers who will be doing a lot of work and need the utility of a strong vehicle to do so. SUVs are better for larger families who may frequently haul boats or trailers.

If you are having trouble deciding between a sedan and a coupe or a truck and an SUV, visit Corwin Dodge Ram today. We'll be happy to set you up with test drives in each and talk about your vehicle needs to determine the perfect match for your lifestyle.

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Corwin Dodge RAM of Springfield

1025 W Sunshine St
Directions Springfield, MO 65807

  • Sales: (888) 697-4214

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