With so many sizes, shapes and styles to choose from, it's hardly surprising that many Philadelphia motorists are taken aback by the variety of cars on offer.
From Hatchbacks to saloons to MPVs and SUVs, there are many different shapes out there, so making sense of what is available to you when you're on your search for used cars in Philadelphia
can be very time-consuming. Here at Eden Autos, we've put together a blog to help you decide what car body style is best for you to help make your search for used cars Philadelphia
Coupe's are traditionally two-door cars with a solid roof and trunk. A classic coupe car would be the Ford Mustang, for example. Some coupes are two-seater sports cars like the Chevy Camaro or the Dodge Challenger. However, what can be confusing, is that car manufacturers have started to label four-door cars and crossovers as coupes. So be sure to double-check how many seats you're looking for when you're thinking of buying a coupe from a used car dealer in Philadelphia.
Great if you're looking for a car with a sportier look
Fuel costs aren't too high
4 Door coupes are available
Not great for families due to limited space in the back
More expensive to buy
Not as spacious
A sedan has four doors and a trunk; however, they are available in many different sizes depending on what you need. Sizes can include small (like the Kia Cerato or a Mazda 3), medium (like the Toyota Camry or a Honda Accord), to larger sizes like the Toyota Avalon and the Volvo S90. Sedan's are a popular option for many as they usually have four doors, so they are a great option if you have kids that need easy access to enter and exit the back seats. Compared to a coupe where your occupants would have to crawl through past the front seats to enter and exit the vehicle. If you're going to be carpooling or have plans to have a family, a sedan is an excellent option for you.
More fuel-efficient compared to trucks and SUVs.
Usually equipped with excellent safety features
Not as flashy compared to other vehicles
Not as good for hauling as trucks or SUVs
Full-sized sedans may not be a good option for those living in areas with small and limited parking.
Station Wagons are very similar to sedans and SUVs, which can be confusing. Station Wagons have an extended roofline and a hatch door at the rear instead of the trunk. The availability of station wagons has declined over the years. However, there are still models such as the Mercedes-Benz E450, and the Audi A6 All-Road are still available and have been listed by Forbes as one of the best station wagons you can buy in 2021.
Most have the additional capacity to seat more than five people
Much lighter compared to SUVs
Tend to have higher maintenance costs
Their elongated body style can make it difficult to park
They are very quickly becoming replaced with SUVs or Sedans
You guessed it; sports cars are the sportiest, hottest and coolest-looking vehicles on the roads. They are often convertibles that are very low to the ground, sleek, and very costly to run. Some great examples of sports cars are the Porshe 911, Ford Mustang, and the Ferrari 458. Of course, some are higher-end than others, but no doubt will still catch the attention of those walking by in the street.
These cars are designed to be fun and flashy, which means practicality goes out the window.
Greater acceleration and performance
Stylish and eye-catching
Some models can hold their investment, which is perfect if you plan to sell your car later on
Expensive to repair
Expensive to purchase
Not practical for everyday driving
Hatchbacks are also known as 'compacts' or 'subcompacts' and have a squared-off roof and a rear flip-up hatch door that provides ease of access. Hatchbacks also give you the ability to fold down the rear seats so that you can have extra boot space, making them an excellent option for running your errands in and around Philadelphia.Some great hatchbacks include the Volkswagen Golf or the Chevy Bolt. Get your used car Philadelphia
hatchback today at Eden Autos.
Great for pet owners as you can fit their cages in the back
Foldable seats for extra boot space
Great for new drivers
Great for mileage
Easy to see what's stored inside the cargo area, making them a potential target for thieves
Due to U.S. consumers' aversion to hatchbacks, you might find a better selection at dealerships for certain sedans than a similarly sized hatchback.
If the roof retracts into the body, leaving the passenger cabin open to the elements, then it's a convertible. Most convertibles have a fully powered fabric roof that folds down, but a few have to be lowered by hand. There are also several models with a retractable hardtop, like the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, Porsche 911 Targa; only the forward section of their roofs retracts or can be removed by hand.
Stylish and flashy
Great for hot weather
Not great if you live in a state with bad weather
It can cost on average over $3,000 more than an SUV or Hatchback
Not great for fuel economy
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs)
SUVs are often referred to as crossovers and tend to be taller than sedans as they offer an elevated seating position. They include a station wagon-like cargo area that can be accessed through a flip-up rear hatch door, and many provide all-wheel drive. Larger SUV models can have three rows of seats. Sizes start at subcompact (like the Jeep Renegade and the Mini Cooper Countryman), mid-size, and go all the way to full-size (like the Ford Expedition and the Chevy Suburban).
Great for driving in bad weather
It can be more durable than most vehicles
Great for towing
Not environmentally friendly
It uses more gas than a sedan
Tend to cost more to purchase
Trucks (also known as 'pickups'), like many other cars, have a passenger cab and then an open cargo bed at the back.
Almost all pickups have all-wheel drive and higher elevation for seating, meaning they are great for towing, off-roading and driving in treacherous conditions. Currently, pickup trucks come in two size categories: full-size and mid-size.
Great for towing
Great for those living in states with bad weather
Higher ground clearance
Not great for mpg
It can be costly to maintain
Can have a 'stiffer' ride
We hope the information above has helped you to decide what body style of car will suit you best while searching for used cars in Philadelphia
Here at Eden Autos, we're more than happy to accommodate you and your needs when looking for used cars in Philadelphia
. So get in contact with us today!