If you are in the market for an SUV and live in the Hopkinsville, Kentucky area, you have the good fortune of having one of Kentucky's oldest, most respected car dealerships right in your own backyard. At Stallons Auto Sales, we bring decades of experience helping customers from throughout Hopkinsville, Cadiz, Princeton, Campbell, and surrounding areas find the right SUV for their needs. And we’re looking forward to doing the same for you. Continue reading for a few tips for finding the right SUV in Hopkinsville by the experts at Stallons Auto.  


What Types of Tasks Will the SUV Perform?

What are you going to do with your SUV? If it will be primarily city driving, there are a number of refined options available, such as a Nissan Rogue or Lincoln MKX. These vehicles pack in the amenities and provide comfort and luxury for city commutes. 

Will you be using the SUV to venture off the beaten path? Many SUVs offer a lot of room and comfort but don't necessarily possess the chops to serve as true off-road vehicles. SUVs with beefier suspension and four-wheel drive are going help you plow through difficult terrains such as snow and mud. Vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota 4Runner are notable examples of a true off-roading SUV. Once you have decided between the rugged and the refined, you can move on to the next consideration. 


Consider the Space of the Crossover & SUV

Today, there are several different sizes of crossovers and SUVs. And for you to make the best decision, it’s vital you understand each size. Let’s take a quick look at the different classes of crossovers and SUVs.

Different Sizes of Crossovers

  1. Subcompact Crossover SUVs (Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, and Chevy Trax) 
  2. Compact Crossovers (Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Kia Soul, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-3)
  3. Mid-Size Crossovers (Jeep Cherokee, Hyundai Sante Fe, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, GMC Terrain, Honda Pilot, and Dodge Journey)
  4. Full-Size Crossovers & Minivans (Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, Chevy Travers, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Sienna).

Different Classes of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)

Now that we’ve reviewed the different sizes of crossovers, let’s take a closer look at the different classes of SUVs. 
  1. Compact SUVs (Kia Sportage and Jeep Wrangler)
  2. Midsize SUVs (Toyota 4Runner, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Kia Sorento)
  3. Full-Size SUVs (Toyota Sequoia, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Nissan Armada, Dodge Durango)


The Affordability of the Vehicle 

You’ll need to have at least a rough idea of your price range before you begin shopping for any vehicle. Obviously, the more money you have to play around with, the greater the number of SUVs you will be able to consider. However, keep in mind the best SUVs are not necessarily the most expensive ones. The best ones are those built for your needs best. 

When considering affordability, keep in mind this includes more than just the purchase price. Insuring the vehicle, maintaining it, and the fuel economy the SUV gets will all play a role in the ongoing amount it will cost to own. 

Contact Stallons Auto for Help Finding the Right SUV

Serving Hopkinsville, Cadiz, Princeton, and Campbell

Once you have a better idea of your needs and a few vehicles in mind, the experts at Stallons Motors will guide you to the best solution. We offer an expansive inventory of pre-owned SUVs that you can test drive to ensure you make the best decision. 

Contact Stallons Auto Sales today by calling 270-885-1631 to learn more about any of our SUVs in Hopkinsville.