When purchasing a new or used vehicle, there are many more things to consider than just the price. It is important to consider your needs relative to your lifestyle. Where will you be driving? Will you be driving a lot? Do you have a family? Do you like the outdoors? Do you practically live or work out of your car and need a ton of storage? These are the questions you need to ask yourself before deciding if a sedan or a crossover is right for you. The answers to those questions coupled with your budget will help you determine which model best suits the needs of you and your family. Once you know your specific needs, you are better able to make an informed decision when you visit your local Acura dealership.
If you are a college student or young professional who will not be having kids anytime soon and needs something just to get from point A to point B, a sedan would be perfect for you. If you will mainly be staying in or around the city, you would be fine to have a sedan. Most large cities take care of the roads during inclement weather, so you would not need to have a crossover vehicle for that reason. Some newer Acura sedans come equipped with all wheel drive anyway, so again, you should have no reason to need a crossover if you stay primary in the metro area.
If, on the other hand, you are a young professional that lives out of his or her car for work, school or play, you may want to consider a larger vehicle with more available cargo space. The Acura sedans do have a good amount of trunk space but are not the most practical to store your bike. However, with an Acura crossover, depending on which model you choose, can store up to two bikes for those epic mountain biking adventures.
If you have kids, you should really consider getting a crossover. It can be difficult to give up the sleekness of your sedan for a bulkier “mom car”, but it would be in your best interest to at least take one for a test drive. Because they are higher off of the ground, a crossover can make it easier to take a child or their car seat in and out of the vehicle which is a repetitive task that we tend to take for granted. You will not have to bend over as far nor risk bumping your kid’s head when pulling them out of the back seat. Of course storage is a major amenity when you have children. They also have so much stuff to carry with them to day care and soccer practices.
The only way to really know whether an Acura sedan or an Acura crossover is right for you is to test drive them both at your local Acura dealership. Then you can truly see their meaningful differences as well as their potential. Courtesy Acura would be happy to help you in your decision if you happen to be in the Denver metro area.