9 Different Types of Vehicles and Their Uses

Who doesn’t love to drive? Some people cannot envision ever giving up their Toyota Corolla or Lamborghini Diablo for a trip on the bus. While life does offer its challenges that force people to make these decisions, the prevailing wisdom is this: if you can do it, drive it.

Whether you’re a new driver or you’re in the market for a new car, it would be a good idea to get acquainted with the various makes of cars on the open road today.

Here is a list with 9 different types of vehicles:

1. Sedan Vehicles

This is one of the most common types of automobiles in the world: the sedan. A four-door car that can fit an entire family. These cars are popular because they are affordable, reliable, and can handle any kind of environment. Anytime you drive by a home’s driveway, you will inevitably see a sedan.

And a sedan doesn’t need to be a Toyota Corolla or a Honda Civic; it can be a Jaguar, BMW, or a Mercedes Benz.

2. SUV

One of the biggest trends occurring in the auto market today is the prevalence of sport utility vehicles, or SUVs. More consumers are buying a Ford Explorer, Jeep, or Nissan to satisfy the desire for an SUV. People like SUVs because they can adapt to any condition, environment, or driving style.

Whether you are the designated carpool driver at work or you have an extended family (two sets of twins and your grandmother), then a SUV is the car for you. Also known as “people carriers,” SUVs are produced with the concept of space, comfort, and adaptability. You have a third row, too, so that is an added benefit for these SUVs.

It’s also an important car to have in your household for your growing family, the endless trips to the supermarket, and the big move for your son’s post-secondary journey.

3. Crossover Vehicles

A crossover integrates the style, features, and benefits of an SUV and a hatchback. While they are put together like a standard automobile, they consist of unibody construction that is often found in SUVs.

Of course, there are plenty of other advantages of driving a crossover:

  • Improved efficiency that helps you save on gasoline.
  • More dealers are partaking in competitive pricing, so you get the best deal possible.
  • Many crossovers have third row seating, which is a benefit for parents expecting another child.
  • All crossovers give you one thing: more options (minivan perks, SUV functions, sedan basics, etc.).

4. Coupe Vehicles

Similar to a sports car, the coupe is a closed two-door vehicle with a fixed roof. It also contains just two seats or a smaller-than-average rear. So, what is the main difference between a coupe and sports car? The back of the shape, a removable rooftop, and a different aerodynamic.

Indeed, every manufacturer will have its own definition of what a coupe is.

5. Sports Vehicles

It is true that driving has become a lost art form. Nobody drives stick shift anymore, technology has become front and center, and more drivers are concentrating on their smartphones than the open road.

But, if you’re a purist who loves to drive, then a sports car – or a roadster or a supercar – is the vehicle of choice:

  • Porsche
  • McLaren
  • Ferrari
  • Viper
  • Lamborghini
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Bugatti

And the list goes on.

6. Luxury Vehicles

Like the sports car, a luxury car fits the personality of the driver: posh, dependable, and handsome. A luxury vehicle, while may be expensive, can last a lifetime because it uses the best available parts. Some luxury cars on the open market?

  • Jaguar
  • BMW
  • Mercedes
  • Audi
  • Lexus
  • Tesla

We would say a Cadillac, too, but this isn’t your grandparents’ time! For those looking for a little more style and glamor, there are also different types of luxury vehicles for any events and occasions, such as luxury limousines and black car services that can transport you to your red-carpet event.

7. Convertible Vehicles

A convertible may be a pain to have in the middle of winter, but it is certainly one of the most pleasurable things to have in the spring, summer, and the first half of autumn. By removing the rooftop, you can not only enjoy the open road, but also the open air. It’s great to feel the wind on your head.

8. Pickup Vehicles

Believe it or not, the pickup truck is the most popular vehicle today as more people are buying pickups than ever before. It’s tough to conceive, especially since we equate pickup trucks to rural communities, people who do heavy lifting, and construction. But there you have it: the pickup is at the top.

But what’s interesting about the pickup is that the carmakers are realizing how more motorists are buying the pickup, so they’re trying to make it more family-friendly with more space in the back.

9. RV Vehicles

Don’t you just feel like ditching your life’s responsibilities and hit the open road with all the comforts of home? Well, that’s what an RV, or recreational vehicle, is all about.

The RV is a trailer that maintains living spaces for you and your family.

There are multiple kinds of RVs:

  • Motorhomes
  • Caravans
  • Campervans
  • Popup campers
  • Truck campers
  • Fifth-wheel trailers

An RV is perfect to see your country and neighbouring lands as well.

The rumours of the car’s death are greatly exaggerated. Yes, more people are foregoing the license, owning a vehicle, and driving everywhere they need to go in order to walk, take public transit, and save money. But that doesn’t mean all the fun is ruined with driving. These 10 types of vehicles are your connection to the rest of the world, so why not take advantage and have fun?

  • Gretchen is a free-spirited blogger focused on ways to improve her spiritual and emotional health. She uses the MANDALA HEALS blog to dispense advice, tutorials & guides on various topics.

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