Given the popularity of small hatchbacks like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3, it’s inevitable that at some point, owners are going to want to upsize their automotive choice thanks to the addition of kids, more active lifestyles or older family members in their lives.
With that in mind, here are five segments and three cars within each segment that you should consider when upsizing.
Small SUVs are not necessarily bigger than small hatchbacks, but have more useful interiors and are easier to access, which may be more handier for more active lifestyles, as well as older passengers and drivers.
Mid-size sedans and wagons
If you haven’t been bitten by the SUV bug, there’s a lot to be said for a mid-size sedan or wagon in terms of cabin length and width. The only thing you miss out on is the raised driving position, and that taller folk may find it harder to load child seats in.
Larger SUVs (5+2s)
For some medium cars aren’t large enough for daily life, and a bigger car is needed. Enter larger SUVs, which offer a lot of interior space for both people and luggage. An emerging category are cars that offer the same width of medium SUVs but with extra length to fit extra luggage and two extra seats.
Large SUVs (7 seats)
Above 5+2 seat SUVs are proper seven-seat large SUVs, which seat adults in the third row in comfort, as well as comfortably accommodating grandma and two baby seats. Large SUVs are also often more luxurious than their smaller sibling models on the inside.