During heavy snow, rain and other tough weather, Sport Utility Vehicles provide an unmatched ability to power through snow, ford minor road floods and navigate around other obstacles a driver will typically encounter on the highway. An SUV lets you pack a large family in and still have plenty of room for suitcases and other gear typically packed on trips. With monster good-looks and practicality to suit anyone, SUV’s are the way forward.
SUV’s, or sport-utility vehicles, consist of anything with a tall body, a hatchback and an elevated ride height. The term “crossover” is often used to describe a utility vehicle based on a car platform rather than a truck platform.
Car based VS truck based
Crossovers have the following attributes;
- Larger interior room
- Sharper handling
- Superior fuel economy
- A quieter, more relaxed ride
Truck bases SUV’s have the following attributes;
- Stronger but heavier
- Improved off-road mobility
- Able to tow more weight
SUV’s are available in many different sizes such as subcompact, compact, midsize and full-size. The bigger the size the passenger space, engine power, towing ability and price increases.
SUV’s come with an array of high-tech and sophisticated safety features. These include;
- Front-seat side airbags and full length side curtain airbags
- Antilock brakes
- Stability control
- Rear-view cameras
- Electronics warn oblivious drivers of blind spots and possible imminent collisions
Top SUV’s 2017:
- Jaguar F Pace
- Kia Sorento
- Audi Q7
- Dacia Duster