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Sedans are facing an SUV/CUV takeover, CarGurus survey results find

Posted by Sarah Pekala on January 30, 2020

In November 2019, CarGurus surveyed automotive owners on their sentiments toward sedans. Summarized in the 2nd Annual Sedan Survey, the results showed that SUV/CUV models are gaining ground on the commonly-owned sedan. Fewer car owners are driving sedans (38% in 2019 vs. 42% in 2018) and of those that currently do, 25% of them plan to switch to an SUV/CUV for their next automotive purchase.

The survey also revealed that price plays a major role in the decision to purchase a sedan:

  • 62% of sedan owners said they chose a sedan because the price range was favorable, up from 56% in 2018
  • If price wasn’t a factor, 40% of sedan owners would choose a SUV/CUV

For more information, read the full press release or read the full report.

Topics: CarGurus news, consumer insights, sedan, SUV/CUV