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Difference Between SUV and Sedan

SUV vs Sedan

Cars are modes of transportation designed with four wheels and are intended to carry passengers. The first vehicle or car was a carriage with a pedal. It was followed by the steam-powered car of the late 18th century and early 19th century.
The first internal-combustion-powered car was introduced in the late 19th century, and since then it evolved into the gasoline-internal-combustion-engine-powered car of today. Cars also come in several types and designs depending on their manufacturers.
The sedan is the most common body design of cars. It features three separate compartments for the passenger, cargo, and engine. The passenger compartment has two rows of seats with the cargo compartment located at the rear end and the engine at the front end.
It has low ground clearance and usually has four doors, but there are also models with two doors. It also has fixed window frames, and all sedans are fully closed cars.

Sedans come in several types, namely:


A sport utility vehicle (SUV), on the other hand, is a vehicle which is designed like a station wagon but with the chassis of a light truck. It may or may not have four-wheel drive which allows it to be used on or off-road. It has the combined features of a pickup truck, a minivan, and a large sedan.
It is also known as 4×4, 4WD, or by its brand name such as Jeep or Land Rover. Although four-wheel drive SUVs can be used off-road, they are mostly used on paved roads. They are expensive to maintain because of their size and weight which make them consume more fuel.
SUVs feature an engine compartment and a combined passenger and cargo compartment with three rows of seats. They have high ground clearance and an upright boxy body which give them a high center of gravity.


1.A sedan is a type of car that has four wheels, four doors, and a low ground clearance while a sports utility vehicle (SUV) is a type of car that also has four wheels and four doors but has a high ground clearance.
2.The sedan is the most common type of car, and it has been in the market since the early 20th century while the SUV is a very popular type of car which has been available since the 1930s.
3.Sedans have three compartments; the engine compartment located at the front end, the cargo compartment at the rear end, and the passenger compartment while SUVs have two compartments; the engine compartment and a combined passenger and cargo compartment.
4.Sedans have two rows of seats while SUVs have three rows with the cargo compartment located directly behind the third row of seats.
5.A sedan is smaller and is more fuel efficient while an SUV is bigger and consumes more fuel.
6.An SUV has the combined features of a pickup truck and a minivan while a sedan does not.

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