Buying a new car is rife with decisions. One of the most basic ones you’ll have to make is what type of car you are looking for. At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie near Upper Marlboro, MD, we’d like to help you by providing some information.

You probably know if you want a family car like the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica or a pickup truck like the 2018 RAM 1500. Here, we’d like to weigh the pros and cons of sedans and crossover SUVs.

With all the different types of cars out there these days, sedans still have one attribute to rely on above all others. They are generally more fuel efficient than any other type of automobile. That isn’t to say that crossovers are not trailing right behind them, but depending on your needs, the difference can be pretty significant.

The next biggest marks in favor of sedans are the tried-and-true models. There’s something to be said about the heritage and legacy of performance attached to a car like the 2018 Dodge Charger. It is something the flashiest modern crossover won’t have for another twenty years.

On the flip side, there’s a reason crossover SUVs have exploded in popularity. In a lot of ways, they offer the best of both worlds. They combine the performance of a sedan with the pure physical presence of an SUV.

They have two major advantages over sedans, the first being space, specifically cargo space. The second is off-road ability. You can fit all your camping gear in the extra room, and the optional all-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains can get you where you want to be. These advantages are on full display in a crossover like the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we have a quality vehicle in whatever style suits you best. Stop by and let us show you all that we have to offer.