Vehicle Choices: What Body Style is Best for You

by | Apr 14, 2017 | Auto Repair

There are so many options out there when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. You need to figure out what make you want to go with, what dealership you want to buy from, and even what kind of vehicle that you will want to choose. The body style that fits you is going to depend on what you are looking for in a vehicle, and there will also be some price incentives as well. Common vehicle types on the road today are trucks, cars, SUVs, and CUVs. They all have their purposes, and one will fit you better than the rest.


Trucks are generally used as a more functional vehicle. They are quite expensive, compared to similarly equipped vehicles, because they are more rugged. They generally have large engines and strong power trains to haul and tow heavy loads, and are not going to get the best gas mileage. They will, however, provide a lot of functionality. The bed of the truck provides great cargo space, and the towing capabilities may be something you need.


On the other side of the vehicle spectrum, there are cars. They will be smaller, generally less expensive, and much better on fuel economy. They will be lacking in hauling and towing, but that may not be something you are concerned with. Reduced cargo space may be a concern, depending on what you plan on using your car for.

SUVs and CUVs

Sport Utility Vehicles have a lot in common with trucks. In fact, many SUVs share the same chassis with their truck equivalent. They will have tougher suspension and 4×4 drive trains, which is similar to a truck. The main difference is the body allows for more inside space, which can be used for passengers. Crossovers or CUVs are what you get when a car meets a SUV. You get some of the features of a SUV, but mixed with the sportiness of a car. A Ford Edge in Barrington is an example of a CUV.

If you are looking for a Ford Edge in Barrington check out Arlington Heights Ford. Visit their website, for more information.

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