The Definite Guide of Vehicle Segments
With so many different vehicle segments it can be hard to decide which one is best for your lifestyle. Here is our quick guide on the six most commonly driven type of vehicles in Canada.
These are the smallest of vehicle classes regularly found. Often described as “zippy” these little cars typically can’t transport much but have incredible gas mileage. These are often called student cars and are well suited for city driving. These are the least expensive vehicle segment to purchase. These are mostly found in hatchback styles but can be found as with two, three, or five doors.
Mid-Size or compact cars are what most people think of when picturing a car. They can comfortably fit five passengers and a small amount of luggage. These are available in a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, or five-door hatchback.
These are the largest of the car segment. With plenty of legroom in the back and ample trunk space, this is the car for active people. Full-Sized sedans often have additional features.
You will start to see more and more crossovers on the road. Crossovers are winning the race contest over the once-popular hatchbacks. The higher elevation gives the driver (and their passengers) more visibility and legroom, along with even more road traction and cargo space.
The mid-size SUV is by far the most popular vehicle segment for families and adult professionals. With a winning combination of enhanced safety features and plenty of cargo space, it’s a no-brainer choice for many. Mid-Size SUV’s are available with two or three-row seating and all have a hatch door.
The adventurer’s SUV is here. Trucks are no longer the only way to off-road with many Full-Size SUV’s offering 4X4 packages. These are not only designed to transport a lot of stuff but to transport it anywhere you need it to go. There is typically a lot of unexpected power under the hoods of full-size SUVs. There are available with two or three rows of seating to give you max cargo space potential.