Sedans Are Disappearing Thanks To The Popularity of Crossovers and SUVs

December 31st, 2018 by

Drivers Auto Mart

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Ever wonder what happened the four-door sedan? It’s becoming more and more a thing of the past as consumers have gravitated towards larger vehicles. There’s nothing quite like having a better line of sight while driving and being able to go off-road or handle bumps in the roads across the United States. That’s part of the reason we’ve seen four-door sedans become less popular. As pickups, SUVs and other larger vehicles have rapidly produced better gas mileage despite their larger size, the market has shifted. Some would argue, there’s less enjoyment in being inside a sedan.

The Top Selling Vehicles Today Aren’t Sedans

Crossovers and SUVs are now accounting for a total of 47.1% of new-vehicle registrations in the third-quarter of 2018. That’s up four more points than it was a year ago, according to Experian Automotive analysis and expert, Marty Miller. Experian Automotive is known for their studies on across the auto industry and they have noted that sedans only account for a lowly 23% of vehicle registrations this past third-quarter. That’s down from 27% percent just last year in 2017. Pickup trucks have grown to hit 16.2%, up from 15.5% of new vehicle registrations in that same span.

What About Pickup Trucks?

Full-sized pickups were one of the top product segments among U.S. units in operation, according to Experian, with 15.5% of the auto-population still on the road. Mid-range cars and small economy cars took the next stop, at 10.5% and 8.9%, respectively. The developing entry-level crossover segment was next, at 8.7%. There’s a lot of evidence that points to the lack of interest in the sedan market but fear not if that’s the vehicle type you’ve wanted.

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