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Used SUV inventory at Style Auto

What reliable used car to buy? SUVs are very popular right now, as they offer a great value between power, cargo space and towing capacity.

From their history to some specifics to the typical SUV customer, Style Auto tells you everything you need to know about them.

A Brief History of the SUV

The first SUV, an acronym for Sport Utility Vehicle, was created in 1984. It met a demand from motorists looking for a more compact,fuel-efficient car. It was Jeep that marketed what we now know as an SUV with the Cherokee XJ.

The Cherokee XJ managed to keep its off-road capabilities, while remaining comfortable and fuel efficient. It set what we now know as the standard for an SUV: higher ground clearance and height, as well as off-roading mechanics.

Today, there are many SUVs to choose from: compact, sub-compact, mid-size and full-size SUVs, as well as various equipment options. Their popularity is increasing year after year.

A used SUV is a good choice because of its strong presence on Québec roads. There are many options for buying or financing a pre-owned SUV.

Why Choose an SUV?

There is no doubt that a "trend" around SUVs has taken hold in recent years. This is good news for consumers who want to shop around carefully before buying a car, as it means that more pre-owned models are available.

An SUV is ideal in these situations:

  • You frequently need plenty of cargo space

  • Your obligations mean you need to choose an SUV for 7 passengers

  • You need a vehicle with a higher seating position

SUV, Sedan or Pickup Truck?

SUVs are mainly popular because they are versatile vehicles. A used SUV also has good resale value. A used SUV for sale usually has a well-defined make and model history because of the number of individuals who own the same model.

A sedan is ideal for drivers commuting from one specific point to another. If your needs require that you can pull a heavy load without necessarily getting a pickup truck, consider buying an SUV over a sedan.

As for the differences between an SUV and a pickup truck, they lie in a compromise between the size of the vehicle,its gas consumption and its towing capacity. An SUV is smaller, gets better gas mileage, but has less towing capacity.

The towing capabilities of a sedan, when possible, are not very high. The SUV's sport utility aspect will faithfully accompany you on outdoor trips when you need an agile and spacious automobile.

SUV Towing Capacity

If we are talking about the towing capacity of an SUV compared to a sedan or pickup truck, let's look into the exact figures in order to have a clearer picture.

Let's compare the towing capacities of three popular vehicles: the Toyota Corolla (a sedan), the Toyota RAV4 (an SUV) and the Toyota Tacoma (a pickup truck).



Towing Capacity

Toyota Corolla

Not recommended

Toyota RAV4

1,500 pounds (base model)

3,500 pounds (TRD Off-Road model)

Toyota Tacoma

6,400 pounds


Now you can assess your towing capacity needs easier! Caravan, hybrid, or any other load: you'll be able to choose the SUVthat best suits your needs.

You should also know that SUVs are available in different classifications (subcompact, compact, etc.) which influence their towing capacity.

Most Popular SUV Models

Once all this is established and your needs are well defined, all you have to do is to choose the best SUV for you.

Style Auto has all makes and models:

  • Nissan Rogue

  • Mazda CX-5

  • BMW X5

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • Ford Escape

  • And much more in stock!

Your car dealership in Laval near Saint-Eustache and Sainte-Thérèse and just minutes from Montréal has your next car in stock for purchase or financing.

Whether it's for a used SUV for sale, a pre-owned vehicle, or for their parts service, be among those who trust Style Auto!

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