Why You Want a Used SUV
Buying a used SUV shouldn’t be a stressful experience, and our experts here at DePaula Ford are here to make sure the process goes smoothly. No matter what size SUV you’re looking for, our team of sales associates will help you find the perfect match to suit your lifestyle.
Used SUVs are great for families and anyone on a budget. You will get all the benefits of having a large vehicle without the new car price tag. SUVs, also sometimes called sport utility vehicles, are perfect for all sorts of family activities. You can load up the vehicle, get the kids to school, run errands, and drop the kids off at extracurricular activities later too. There’s plenty of room to do it all.
Compact models seat five passengers and typically have ample cargo room for backpacks and luggage. Mid-size SUVs also usually seat five people, but they tend to have much more cargo room behind the back row for extra storage. The largest of the SUV lineup is known as the full-size model. These can seat between seven and nine people depending on which vehicle you get. With seating for five to nine passengers, you can take the whole family (and maybe a few friends too) on any adventure.
Another great reason to buy a used SUV is versatility. Sedans and trucks are very limited in what they can do. Sedans are better suited to singles or couples, and trucks are usually geared more toward work crews. Neither have the versatility or seating that SUVs offer. With used Ford SUVs, you can do just about anything from daily city driving to heading off on weekend adventures. While compact crossovers tend to have less power than the larger models, you can typically find a sporty or off-roading-incline trim level on any of these vehicles. Towing capacities will vary greatly depending on which one you go with, but overall, used SUVs are much for versatile than sedans and trucks.
If you can’t go anywhere without your family pet, a used SUV is perfect for you! With the second and third rows being easily configured, you can arrange the cabin to accommodate your four-legged family member. If you hitch up the boat for a family trip out to the lake, you won’t want to leave your furry pal at home. This is the perfect opportunity for family bonding, and no one gets left behind. You can’t say that for a sedan.
Benefits of Used SUVs Over New Ones
Now that you know why you want an SUV, it’s time to discuss the benefits of buying a used model over a new one. The biggest, most influential reason is the price tag. New SUVs, especially as you go up in trim level, can be out of budget for most people, and not everyone needs all the latest features. By purchasing a used SUV, you will be saving a lot of money. You won’t need as big of a down payment, and your monthly payments will be significantly lower. Also, by purchasing used, you're helping keep a vehicle on the road longer, which is great for the environment and your wallet.
Another benefit of buying a pre-owned SUV is that you won’t feel so bad when spills or messes happen inside the cabin. If you have children, then you know that things can go south very quickly when it comes to keeping the vehicle clean. Spills happen all the time, and it hurts a little less when the spill doesn’t happen in a 'fresh of the manufacturing line' vehicle.
Why a Used SUV is Perfect for Albany, NY
As the capital city of New York, Albany is a metropolis that is constantly buzzing. While some folks may feel pressure to always drive the newest, coolest cars, that might not be such a great idea for this urban environment.
Purchasing a used SUV is the best move that families living in Albany can make for transportation. It offers the same kind of space and versatility as any other SUV, but it is better suited for the hustle and bustle of city living. It’s also great for getting away from the city on the weekends to a family trip with all the savings of not buying new. Heading off on an adventure with the kids is so easy when you have a pre-owned SUV. Just load up the back and go!