Ever  faced problems while buying car?

Sedan, hatchbacks, SUVs etc. These words upset you?

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1. Sedan –


A type of car in which the cargo area is located behind the rear pillars of the car, often separated from passenger cabin.

Sedans have better protection for the cargo against theft due to the lack of glass window.


Main features –

  1. This car is mainly a passenger vehicle featuring 2 rows of seats.

  2. The cargo space is commonly known as the trunk or boot of the car

  3.  A sedan prioritizes passenger’s seating over cargo area

  4. A Sedan comes in four-door

Examples – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Audi A4, Toyota corolla etc.

2. Hatchbacks


A type of car in which the rear cargo door swings up when opened. The rear window exposes the content of the cargo space, but can be covered up using mat. 



Main features-

  1.  Hatchbacks are usually taller than sedans with taller roof and taller driving position.

  2. Hatchbacks have shorter cargo length than sedans but in exchange they have superior height

  3. Usually, in these type of cars the second row seats can be folded down to further increase cargo storage space

  4.  Hatchbacks are also described as three-door or five-door cars since the up-swinging rear door is also considered in the count

  5. The rear door takes the place of the trunk/boot found in sedans and swings upwards when opened to access the cargo area

Examples – Hyundai i10, Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Chevrolet Beat etc.


3.SUV & CUV / Crossovers –


SUV is a type of car that emphasize on off-road capability. hey use ladder frame chassis, which is also found in trucks. Ladder frame chassis is heavier than the usual monocoque chassis but has an advantage on off roading.

CUVs Often mistaken as SUV, CUV/crossover is probably the most confusing type of car. SUVs use ladder frame chassis like trucks, while CUVs use the lighter monocoque chassis like sedans and hatchbacks.


Main features-

  • SUV
  1. Short for Sports Utility Vehicle or Suburban Utility Vehicle, an SUV comes equipped with four-wheel drive. 

  2. The vehicle can be used off-road on rough surfaces but is mainly driven in the city and highways

  3. SUVs also feature high ground clearance, huge body and weigh considerably more than other car types that’s why their fuel economy is very poor. 

  4. The SUV is built on a light truck chassis, has a towing capacity of a pickup truck and seating capacity similar to a large sedan but does not offer a separate cargo compartment. 


Examples - Toyota Land Cruiser.  Audi Q7


  • Crossover
  1. Also referred as CUV(Crossover Utility Vehicle) it is built on a car platform, which merges features of an SUV and Hatchback, hence the name crossover.

  2.  It usually has a high centre of gravity, high ground clearance, independent rear wheel suspension and superior fuel economy like sedans.

  3. Crossovers are available in Front-wheel drives, Rear-Wheel Drives and All-Wheel Drives depending on the manufacturer; as they are not designed for any off-road capability like the SUV.


Examples - Audi Q3, BMWX1

4. MPV ( MINIVANS ) /  Multi Purpose Vehicles

Minivans are bigger sized hatchbacks that often come with third row seats (6–8 seats). The main emphasize is on cabin space, which is why it’s often associated with family cars.


Main features-

  • Lower tax and running costs

  • Cabin designed for maximum space

  • Many family-friendly extras

  • Good for motorway mileages

Examples - Typical MPVs: Ford C-Max, Citroen C3 Picasso, Vauxhall Zafira, Renault Scenic


This is it for` this article. More cars such as A - segment cars, B- segment cars etc. will be covered in upcoming articles.

Next time be prepared to flaunt your car knowing skills in front of your friends.

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