Best SUV Buying Guide: Compact, Midsize, and Large | F&M Auto

With so many different SUV makes and models, it can be hard to pick the one that best suits your specific needs. Is safety your top priority? Will you be driving the family around; or are you looking to off-road or tow? No matter the need, F&M Auto is here to help! Compact and midsize SUVs tend to be the top-selling vehicles. City drivers find extra appeal in Subcompact SUVs. And there are buyers who still need that classic SUV muscle with strong towing capabilities for weekend escapes. There is also the consideration of upgrading to a luxury model, although the mainstream vehicles are all nicely equipped.

Compact SUVs

These are the most sought after SUVs for sale in today's vehicle market. All prominent automakers offer some sort of compact SUV, and they've largely replaced midsize sedans as the go-to car for small families and commuters. Most compact SUVs offer generous cargo capacity and ample room for rear passengers, compared to a sedan. The Chevrolet Equinox has long reigned supreme thanks to its well-designed interior with huge cargo space, while the Jeep Compass is prized for its sportier handling. Another great option is the Ford Escape, which gets great gas mileage for an SUV. This class of SUV also has some great off-roading options like the Jeep Wrangler, which has been an off-roader favorite for decades. Take advantage of the market and trade for top dollar right now. Use our easy online Trade-In Value form and quickly get the trade-in value on your vehicle.

Midsize / 3rd Row SUVs 

Midsize SUVs take the best components of compact SUVs and add additional cargo room and more space for passengers to stretch their legs. Most 3 row SUVs for families start with a turbo four-cylinder, but at the midsize level you can get a V6 engine. These more powerful engines give the driver extra towing strength for small toys and trailers. Many midsize SUVs also offer a modest off-road ability. The Dodge Durango is tough to top given its smooth ride, immense interior room, and go-anywhere nature, while the Chevrolet Traverse pairs a good price with quality tech features. The Ford Explorer is a great option with third-row seating.

Large SUVs 

Last, but not least, are the traditional SUVs that dominated American roads from the ‘90s up into the 2000’s when gas prices were less of a worry. It's easy to see the draw to these remarkable vehicles with their powerful towing capabilities and enormous interiors. Large SUVs can typically seat eight or nine passengers. With all those perks, don’t forget that a large SUV is relatively bulky once you get behind the wheel. The interiors are compromised by truck-like platforms that can affect available space. The Ford Expedition is one of the most highly rated Large SUVs since it can tow more than 9,000 pounds and be upgraded to impressive levels of luxury. The Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban are great options for large third-row SUVs and an expansive cargo area. Their corporate cousin, the GMC Yukon, is a great option if you’re looking for a more luxurious SUV. There’s so many benefits to applying directly with us, such as convenience, quickness, security, and approval for all. F&M Auto makes car buying easy and hassle free especially with our easy to use Online Application Form.

There are lots of great options for SUVs out there. If you’re looking for a quality used SUV, F&M Auto has more experience and more vehicle options than most dealerships in the area. There are always hundreds of vehicles in stock ready to go, many of those being compact and mid-SUVs. Contact our friendly team to get any car-buying questions answered and professional advice regarding auto finance options for your specific situation. We have lots of lenders; even low as 2.9% in Detroit for well-qualified buyers.
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