Practicality & Affordability: Why Sedans Are Becoming More Popular
Trucks, SUVs and crossovers — oh my. What's a poor sedan to do?
There was a time when sedans were king of the roads. If you needed more cargo room, you bought a station wagon. But those days are long gone. Trucks, SUVs, and crossovers have reigned supreme, basically, since the gas shortages of the 1970s.
But sedans have been quietly doing their thing this whole time, getting us from point A to B without any fanfare besides the occasional headline. And while there are fewer choices these days, the remaining ones have upped their game to stay competitive.
"You can get a nice sedan for $25,000 ... These are things that are loaded and comfortable, and easy to get a family of four — maybe five — in, depending on the size. And hey, it’s a bargain out there. And most of them get really good gas mileage, also," says Mark Savage, auto reviewer for Savage On Wheels and editor of Scale Auto magazine.