Vehicle Body Styles Explained: Finding Your Dream Car

vehicle body styles

There are a range of different vehicle body styles on the market. You can choose between sedans, coupes, SUVs, and crossovers. However, not everyone knows the difference between these various terms. In order to help you find the car that’s perfect for you, we’ve put together a post explaining some of the differences between these models.

According to Autotrader, an SUV is a sport utility vehicle, a model built on a truck chassis. This body style comes with a body-on-frame design, which means the body and frame are separate. This allows for a more rigid ride, which is ideal for harsh terrain and off roading. A crossover, on the other hand, comes with a unibody design. This is traditionally built on a car chassis, which makes it softer and smoother. The SUV is better for towing heavy loads and off-road adventures, while the crossover is ideal for everyday comfort.

What about a sedan and coupe? A sedan is the classic four-door design you see on most American cars. Technically, a sedan has more than 33 cu ft of rear interior volume, which makes it perfect for up to 4 or 5 people. Many families prefer the sedan. A coupe normally comes with two doors, and it has less than 33 cu ft of interior volume. This usually increases performance and adds sporty appeal, though you don’t have as much room as a sedan.

These are just some of the many important distinctions to keep in mind when buying a car. Now that you know the difference between coupes, sedans, SUVs, and crossovers, you’ll be better equipped to find your dream car.

The All-New 2016 Honda Pilot Rolls Out

all-new 2016 Honda Pilot

For 2016, Honda completely redesigned their full-size crossover, the Pilot. When we say completely redesigned, we mean it. The Pilot sheds its boxy looks and welcomes a rounder styling. Both inside and out, there are a lot of new things to see in the 2016 Pilot.

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot comes in five trim levels, each offering more and more standard features. The comfort and convenience is there even in the base model. Your family and friends will appreciate riding around in your new SUV, and you’ll love driving around town in it. Inside you’ll find soft-touch materials and a quiet, smooth ride.

There’s even a new trim level called Elite. The Elite trim level makes you feel like the captain of a luxurious ship. With heated first and second-row seats, you and your passengers will ride comfortably. The front-row seats are also ventilated, making life in warm weather even better. You’ll also find that the Elite trim level comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, second-row captain’s chairs, a heated steering wheel and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts.

The Pilot also offers some great available safety features on all trim levels excluding the base model, the LX. The Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera is standard, and the Honda Sensing Package is also available. The advanced safety package comes with forward collision warning, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, road departure intervention, and lane departure warning and intervention systems.

Stop in and see the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot for yourself at Sunny King Honda. You’ll fall in love with this full-size SUV’s new looks.

Honda’s CR-V is Crowned Best Compact SUV

Best Compact SUV

The 2015 Honda CR-V was recently named the Best Compact SUV in a challenge judged by USA Today, Cars.com and MotorWeek. The CR-V’s all around appeal, including great features and a smooth ride, made it the top pick for the judges.

The CR-V went up against six other compact SUVs in a battle to see which one was the best. All of the models entered were priced around $28,000 and had an estimated fuel efficiency of 26 mpg in combined driving. The entrants were judged by a panel of experts along with a family that was in the market for a new SUV.

Honda’s mid-size SUV is no stranger to awards. One of its highest achievements was being named the 2015 SUV of the year by Motor Trend. It’s also the best-selling SUV in the U.S. The CR-V is definitely a crowd pleaser for many reasons, and it makes a great car for families. Between the updated interior, fuel efficiency, and cargo space, you can’t go wrong.

To learn more about the 2015 Honda CR-V, visit us at Sunny King Honda. We’re sure you’ll love it as much as the experts!