Are you in the market for your next vehicle? You may be wondering how you can find the perfect used car! It can be easy to get caught up in the 'extras' that a vehicle for sale can offer such new technologies, a sport design, or nifty storage solutions. While those can certainly be a factor in your decision, make sure that the vehicle body type you are considering will work for your every day driving. Many car shoppers may be initially pulled to the crossover segment, as it has achieved great popularity in the past few years. But the sedan is not only still relevant; its current market offerings are also vast and better than ever. Is a sedan for you? Read on to learn more.
There are many benefits that drivers of sedans can enjoy. Here are a few of them:
Fuel Economy – If getting good mileage is one of your top priorities, considering a sedan is a no-brainer. While sedan efficiency varies, in general, it will be better than a crossover, minivan, or SUV. There are also many hybrid options in the sedan market, offering you maximum efficiency. You can save money on gas and have peace of mind when you get the incredible mileage of a sedan.
Reputation for Quality – Because the sedan has been around so long, automotive engineers have had the time and real-world experiences to develop a vehicle that is reliable and of high quality. If you want something you know you can trust day in and day out, the sedan is a good place to start.
Variety - While some may feel like the crossover market has taken over, just about every automaker offers at least one, many multiple, sedan offerings. From luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, to well-known brands such as Honda and Toyota, having the selection you need to find a perfect vehicle won't be an issue in the sedan market.
While here at Easterns we have over fifty different sedan models in stock, here are six top models to take a look at.
Honda Accord - The Accord's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability cannot be ignored. It uses a turbocharged, four-cylinder engines, but also comes as a hybrid. New models will have Honda's modern infotainment system and connectivity technology. Thee Accord drive is responsive, and the ride is comfortable.
Toyota Camry - The Camry offers a stylish exterior and a comfortable, quiet cabin. It has won many awards over the years for best midsize sedan. It uses either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6 engine for power. There is also a hybrid Camry model. Standard safety equipment on recent Camrys includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
Acura TLX - The TLX is the way to go for an affordable taste of luxury and a car will be reliable for years. AWD is found on some TLX models, a bonus to those in regions that get bad weather. Ride quality is conformable, and handling is responsive.
Hyundai Sonata - The Sonata has a sleek, coupe-like exterior, and might be perfect for someone looking for a sporty look. The interior comes with plenty of standard features. Newer models you may find even have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Used Sonatas are powered by either a 180-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter or a 191-hp, 2.5-liter.
Chevy Malibu - If you want American-made, the Malibu is Chevy's entry into the sedan segment. If offers a quiet cabin and modern, but straight forward controls. The Malibu will run on one of two four-cylinder turbo engines are offered. There is also a Malibu hybrid on the market that gets an impressive 41 mpg overall in our tests.
Purchasing your next vehicle, even if it is used, is a huge investment. It is important to make sure it can serve your daily driving needs. It can be easy to get caught up in a sporty design and flashy features, but these should never be the priority. The sedan has been around since the beginning of automobile time, and through the years has seen a segment that continues to improve in every area. If you are a driver who doesn't need room for more than four passengers, or who won't need to carry large cargo items, a sedan may be the perfect answer to your vehicle needs. If you are in the greater Maryland - Virginia - DC area, Easterns Automotive invites you to check out our incredible selection of sedans. If you see something you like, give us a call or stop by for a test drive.