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Which Type of Vehicle Is Right For Me? | Vallejo, CA
Avery Greene Honda has a range of vehicle types for sale, from compact hatchbacks like the Honda Fit to three-row minivans like the Honda Odyssey. With over a dozen models in the current Honda lineup, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. We suggest you start by choosing the type of vehicle, whether that’s a coupe, sedan, hatchback, crossover, SUV, minivan, or pickup truck.
Should I Buy A Honda SUV Or A Truck?
Need a strong, spacious vehicle that can fit your family and can tow a trailer? You’ll want either a large SUV like the Honda Passport or a pickup truck like the Honda Ridgeline. Here are the main differences between the two vehicle types.
Strength And Utility
The 2022 Honda Passport and Ridgeline can both tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, so there’s no difference in strength there. What does differ is the advantage that having a truck bed provides for hauling dirty, heavy materials. The easy access and utility of a Honda truck with a dual-action tailgate makes hauling lumber, bags of mulch, bricks, and furniture a lot easier than in an SUV. The 2022 Ridgeline has a payload capacity of around 1,500 pounds.
Stability On The Road
Pickup trucks carry most of their weight in the front end, while SUVs have their weight evenly distributed across their body. If you’re not carrying something heavy in the bed, the lopsided weight distribution of a front-heavy pickup truck makes it more likely to spin out or fishtail on slippery roads. SUVs typically more balanced, responsive driving dynamics. Either way, you’ll want to opt for all-wheel drive for your Honda SUV or truck.
Seating Space And Comfort
The two-row Honda Pilot and Passport SUVs can seat up to five people — as can the Ridgeline in its four-door cab. These models all offer comparable passenger space in the first row, but the SUVs are a bit more spacious in the second row. You’ll want a Honda SUV if you need more legroom and shoulder room in the back seat for larger passengers.
If you want to seat three more people, you can opt for the available third row of seats in the Pilot or Passport — something the Ridgeline does not offer.
Should I Buy A Honda SUV Or Sedan?
If you don’t need to tow or haul large loads and only need seating for 3-4 people, should you buy a sedan like the Honda Accord or a small crossover like the Honda HR-V? Both types of models are built on the same platforms with the same unibody constructions, but there are key differences between them.
You’ll notice a difference in how it feels to pilot a sedan compared to a small SUV. Crossovers like the CR-V have more ground clearance than sedans do and have a taller ride height, giving you better visibility while driving. Sedans sit closer to the pavement; this lower center of gravity gives them more stability but also makes it harder to see around large vehicles or obstructions around you. You’re also going to find all-wheel drive available on more Honda SUVs than on sedans.
Crossovers SUVs offer more space for your luggage because of their larger rear ends. The total cargo volume in the trunk of the 2022 Accord measures 16.7 cubic feet. That’s far less than the smallest Honda crossover, the HR-V, which has 24.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 58.8 cubic feet with those seats folded down (FWD model).
Because sedans are smaller than crossover SUVs, they weigh less and thus typically have better fuel economy rates. For example, the 2022 Honda Civic sedan averages 40 mpg on the highway , whereas the 2022 Honda HR-V averages 34 mpg in the same conditions. The same goes for hybrid Honda models, as the 2022 Accord Hybrid averages 48 mpg in stop-and-go traffic , while the CR-V Hybrid averages 40 mpg in city driving.
Once you’ve decided which type of vehicle is right for you, Avery Greene Honda can help you narrow down your search to the exact model to buy. Browse our current Honda vehicles for sale in Vallejo now.
 31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.  28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX and EX-L. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.  48 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.  40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.