Fuel Economy: Perhaps, the biggest reason why many people still prefer sedans to SUVs is because of fuel efficiency. Since sedans are smaller than SUVs, they consume less fuel. Most sedans com with an entry-level four-cylinder turbo engine or an available V6. So, no matter which type of model you choose, you can expect it to be more fuel-efficient than an SUV. Therefore, when deciding whether to buy a sedan or an SUV, take into account whether you want a fuel economical vehicle or one that guzzles more gas.
Looks: Sedans have a more streamlined and sportier look. In contrast, SUVs have a bulkier and boxier design. However, as manufacturers are making sedans more and more aerodynamic and pretty, they are, in turn, also making SUVs less boxy. However, when comparing the two types, a sedan will always have a more slim and streamlined look.
Drivability: Sedans are not as large as SUVs. Although, for some people, particularly, larger families, this may seem like a disadvantage, the slimmer style of sedans makes them easier to maneuver and park. This is of particular benefit if you live in downtown areas and have to encounter traffic every day. On the other hand, driving and parking SUVs in the city may be a bit more cumbersome since the car has a larger profile. However, if you are planning on off-roading, an SUV can be a better choice for you.
Budget: Since sedans are not as big as SUVs, they are not as expensive as SUVs. If you are operating on a budget, a sedan can help you put away some money or use it to get a higher trim package with additional features.
Maintenance: Sedans are smaller and have a softer suspension system so they also have lesser maintenance charges. SUVs experience more wear and tear when they are being operated off-road, which translates into more frequent and more expensive maintenance.