Are you shopping for an SUV? If so, you should learn about types, features, and other vital topics so you can make a choice you will not soon or ever regret. The market today offers countless makes and new 2018 cars for sale for you to choose from, and we have several stellar options here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie! Let us help you determine what type of vehicle is right for you.

Important Things to Remember When Buying an SUV in Upper Marlboro

Here is a quick look at a few crucial concepts to keep in mind when buying an SUV:

Vehicle Size and Storage Capacity:

SUVs are available in different sizes - subcompact, small, midsized, and large. You should determine the SUV size you need so that you can narrow the field. Keep in mind that each manufacturer of SUVs (Dodge and Jeep brands, for example) has a spectrum of models that you can pick from, including luxury-focused SUVs like the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit trim. Knowing what size is best for you will make it slightly easier for you to buy the right SUV from a nearby Jeep dealership like Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie.

Car-based or Truck-based SUV?

SUVs come in two basic types - car-based and truck-based. Also known as crossovers or CUVs, car-based SUVs are quite popular. They are built with unibody construction, which means that the body and frame are bonded into one unit. Truck-based SUVs are slowly becoming harder to find nowadays, but if you are looking for an SUV for work or one with greater cargo and towing capacity, they are the ideal choice.

2018 SUV Engines and Fuel Economy:

Economical small SUVs are usually powered by a four-cylinder engine, with a turbocharger on some of them. While they are fuel efficient, you might find their performance a little lacking, especially when ascending hills or carrying a heavy load. You can choose from a vast inventory of brand new Jeep SUVs and Dodge crossovers at our Jeep dealership near Crofton, MD.

If you are looking to buy an SUV, do a little research before making a decision and make sure that you get the best SUV for your specific needs and budget. Visit Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie for a test drive of the SUVs that you have shortlisted. You may also test drive a number of used cars for sale at our dealership before you zero in on the one you wish to buy. We look forward to serving you soon!


Before You Buy a New SUV:

  • Check Fuel Economy
  • Cargo Capacity Features
  • Car or truck based SUV?
  • Stay in Preset Price Range

Where to Buy an SUV near Upper Marlboro

Address: 2406 Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716

Open on Sundays: Yes

Phone: (844) 494-2052


  • Monday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Sunday 12:00PM - 05:00PM

Schedule Service

Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bowie

2406 Crain Hwy.
Directions Bowie, MD 20716-3420

  • Sales: (844) 841-4695
  • Service: (844) 295-4742
  • Parts: (844) 298-0458