How to Compare Cars and Find the Perfect Match

February 28th, 2020 by



Looking for a new car can be intimidating with so many options to choose from. Continue reading to find three ways to compare each car and find the perfect make and model to suit your lifestyle. 

How to Compare Cars

Compare Design

Design goes well beyond exterior color and seating upholstery. Features such as LED lighting, available wheel sizes, roof rails, and ground clearance can drastically affect the experience of driving from day to day. 


If you have a growing family, be sure to compare versatility and seating options as well. If you’re looking for a car with three rows and still have children in carseats, look for second-row seats that slide forward even with a car seat attached. If storage is a priority, then research the specs of each car to see how much cargo space is available and whether the seats collapse all the way to the floor of the car. 

Compare Performance

Performance features are also crucial to consider. Compare each car’s engine to examine horsepower, torque, towing capacity, and efficiency. Decide whether power or efficiency is your top priority or see if the car offers available driving modes so that you can prioritize both. 


The terrain and weather conditions you intend to travel in will also play a major factor in the car you choose. If harsh winters or tough terrain will be a challenge, consider a car that has All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or 4-Wheel Drive (4WD). Other features, such as Hill Start Assist or Hill Descent Control may be helpful if you live in or near the mountains. 

Compare Tech and Safety

Each make and model offers a unique combination of Driver-Assistance features to help you monitor and respond to potential threats around you. These safety features can help you with a variety of tasks such as parking, backing up, maintaining a controlled speed, and monitoring blind spots. Consider which options will help you feel more confident behind the wheel.


If keeping your passengers connected and entertained is a priority, compare the available media packages. Some cars offer Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ compatibility while others offer unique smartphone-like interfaces to access and control media. See which cars offer a Wi-Fi hotspot and compare available navigation services. 

Compare Available Cars in West Palm Beach, FL

Sometimes the best way to compare cars is to experience them in person. At Schumacher Auto Group, we have an impressive variety of new cars for sale and our experienced sales team can help you compare each and every feature to ensure you drive home in the perfect car. We also have many used cars for sale. Give us a call or drop by our dealership today to get started.

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