There are three types of light-sport aircraft (LSA) to choose from. To choose the one that is right for you, you will consider the difference in cost. who can maintain it, whether or not you want to use it for training, and if it can be rented.
The three types to choose from are:
Special Light-Sport Aircraft (S-LSA)
FAA approved and industry certified
Standard Category Aircraft That Meet LSA Category Criteria
FAA certified (Classic and vintage such as a Piper Cub)
Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (E-LSA)
Experimental LSA and amature built