Top 10 Differences between SEDAN and SUV

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Cars are known for the comfort they provide to the travelers regarding seating, air condition, protection from environmental conditions like rain, heat, dust, etc. Cars are divided into various models based on the body characteristics like the height of the car, model of the car, the capacity of the engine, etc. Out of all the models, most familiar models are Sedan and SUV.


The sedan is the most common body design of cars.  Sedan cars are affordable, user-friendly. Sedans usually have better comfort, leg room, and interiors.

In India Most popular Sedan cars are Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Tata Zest, etc.


The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle which is designed like a station wagon but with the chassis of a light truck. SUVs are utility vehicles they are tougher, bigger and more powerful than a sedan.

In India Some of the famous SUV models are Mahindra Scorpio, Ford Endeavour, Renault Duster, Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra XUV500, etc.


Let us see some of the differences between SEDAN and SUV in the table given below.

SEDAN SUVSedans are typically 4 or 5 seaters and are called as family cars.SUV – Sports Utility Vehicle is normally 7 or more seater. CompartmentsSedans features three separate compartments for the passenger, cargo, and engine.SUVs have an engine compartment and a combined passenger and cargo compartment with three rows of seats. Ground ClearanceSedans have low ground clearance and usually has four doors, but there are also models with two doors.SUVs have four wheels and four doors but have high ground clearance. and high centre of gravity. Fuel ConsumptionA sedan is smaller and is more fuel efficientSUV is bigger and consumes more fuel. SuspensionSedans have relatively softer suspension compared to SUVs. Sedans are designed for comfort.SUVs are designed to be able to handle rugged terrain and heavy loads and therefore have stiff suspension setup.SUVs designed for off-road capability. Ride QualitySedans might offer better ride on the highwaysSUVs offer better quality ride over the bad roads. MaintenanceSedans have lower wear and tear and low maintenance costs when compared to SUVs. SUVs have higher wear and tear and relatively higher maintenance costs. Suitable RoadsSedan cars are perfect for the Indian highways, expressways or even the local city roads.SUVs are more convenient for those who love rough driving and are adventure enthusiasts. ParkingA Sedan would be easily parked anywhere because of its compact size and shape.The giant size of SUV will make it difficult for you to park the vehicle.

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