One of the largest purchases an individual, couple or family will make is a luxury car or SUV. Before committing to such a life-changing buy, there are many considerations which need to be taken into account. After all, once the decision is made, a good percentage of time and money will be committed to the vehicle. The most difficult choice is whether to purchase a new luxury car or opt for a small sport utility vehicle. Why some motorists will jump to a conclusion, it is best to weigh the options in order to choose the car that best fits individual needs. Cost Luxury cars have luxury car price tags.
It’s that simple. In order to get the creature comforts and flaunt the status symbol, drivers will have to pay the price. Not surprisingly, in comparison to a luxury car, a small sport utility vehicle often boasts the same creature comforts and style without the hefty price tag. In fact, many motorists will find substantial savings when opting for a small sport utility vehicle over a luxury car. That translates into smaller payments. Safety In today’s world, it’s no secret roads are dangerous.
Auto collision injuries and fatalities are part of everyday statistics and affect the lives of many. In fact the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport has launched The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 in an effort to curtail and eventually end all traffic injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, no campaign will completely eliminate automobile collisions. Individuals, couples and families can take a step to protect themselves by purchasing a small SUV. Though there are larger sport utility vehicles available, bigger isn’t necessarily always better. Small SUVs have a distinct advantage because their size does not encumber the driver from making split-second adjustments. Size When it comes to cars, size matters.
Not only are small SUVs more safe for passengers, they are also lighter in weight. Lighter weight means a more comfortable ride and less fill-up at the petrol station. Though many luxury cars are considerably safe, they lack in height. And with height comes the ability to see more while traveling. Compared to larger sport utility vehicles, small SUVs offer the same elevation off the road but without the heavy framing.
More framing means less fuel efficiency. Cargo/Storage While luxury cars certainly provide passenger comfort, they are not engineered for a family. Luxury cars are designed as two or four person vehicles, without much cargo space. However, a small sport utility vehicle has the same amenities but does not compromise on passenger or cargo room. Rather, small SUVs have plenty of leg room, can accommodate more riders and can easily transport substantial more cargo when necessary.
Handling Sport cars and luxury cars are known for their handling. Motorists might be surprised at the latest small SUVs have to offer in this particular area. Advances in engineering technology make for great leaps in handling of larger vehicles. And nowhere else is this more apparent than in small SUVs. In fact, these vehicles offer remarkable drivability which rivals most luxury automobiles.
Power Performance is one thing countless motorists seek. With more available horsepower and torque, a vehicle can both handle the rigors of the road while hauling. Luxury cars aren’t a breed of vehicle which can handle such needs. Any driver can benefit from added horsepower. Regardless of road conditions, an automobile with real horsepower can traverse just about any terrain. Motorists will find such power in small SUVs.