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Learning about Cars: Exploring Classification

December 14, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Previously, we have discussed the importance of purchasing a car that fits your specific needs. Knowing your needs is easy enough. Who knows your life better than you? If you are not intimately familiar with all the different types of cars, knowing what vehicle actually fits your needs may be a little more difficult. Today we will explore car classifications to help you gain a bit more familiarity.

The Smallest of the Small

If you are single, environmentally focused, or simply do not drive around very much, you may consider shopping for a mini car, or a subcompact. These vehicles are the smallest of the small. Typically they only have 2 seats. If they have any trunk space at all, it is very minimal. These types of vehicles include Smart Cars, Panda Fiats, Nissan Micras, Ford Fiestas, and many more. The smallest of these vehicles, such as Smart Cars, can only reach high speeds of 65 MPH and are not recommended for highway use.

Coupes and Sedans

Coupes range from small to medium sized, while sedans range from medium to large. These are two of the most common types of car. Coupes are shorter than sedans and only have 2 doors. Many coupes only have also only have two seats although large models may have bench seating in the back. Sedans are your standard family car. They can come in two or four door models, but the latter is much more common. Sedans are more spacious than most coupes.

Larger Vehicles

The largest of your standard vehicles include SUVs and minivans. Minivans are primarily designed to be used by large families. They offer several rows of seating and have amble storage space. SUVs, or sport-utility vehicles are larger than sedans are most often feature off-roading capabilities. They are great options for those inclined to seek adventure.