There are many terrible things in the world today that are worth complaining about.

AIDS. Global warming. Garlic breath.

But SUVs aren’t one of them.

First, you start advocating an electric Porsche 911, now you’re defending the SUV.

I officially hate you.

Oh please. You'll come around.

Honestly, though, everyone on the internet seems to be an SUV-hating parrot hellbent on burning the entire SUV industry. My question is why?

They’re hideous.

Some of them are.

The Frankenstein-esque Aston Martin DBX is a prime example of how NOT to design a car. Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to attach the rear end of a Vantage to a land-yacht? It’s akin to grafting Keira Knightley’s face on to my body. It doesn’t matter how pretty she is, the outcome would be the same: disturbing.

Then there is the overcompensating rolling grill that is the BMW X7… Utterly grotesque.

On the flip-side, some are rather lovely.

The Range Rover Velar is one of the prettiest cars. Full stop. Then there’s the Mercedes G-Wagen, which, in spite of its ostentatious pretensions, is undeniably cool. We’re talking about a twin-turbocharged, off-road-capable, family haulier dressed up as a car from the 1970s. What’s not to love?

What’s not to love? How about the fact that they’re destroying the planet…

Well, yes. There is that.

Buy a Tesla then.

I HATE Tesla.

*Sigh* Of course you do…

SUVs are also big. Too big. And big things are bad.

No, they’re not too big.

I went to Motorclassica a while back and came across an immaculate 1924 Hispano Suiza H6B with a bonnet that you could land a Airbus A380 on. Now THAT was massive. Even compared to the “big” SUVs of today, it was positively mammoth.

And judging by the size of your phone and dream-house, you don’t really think “big things are bad”.

T​hey're just hateful objects.

Well, so is your attitude chump, but I don’t go on about it.

But… but…

But what?

Yes, some SUVs are ugly. Yes, some SUVs are killing the planet. Yes, some SUVs are a little on the large side. However, the same is true for every other class of automobile. So internet, tell me, why the hate?

Here’s an idea: rather than condemn manufacturers for creating SUVs, why not thank them for figuring out a way to fund the next generation of your favourite exotica?

Try thinking for yourself rather than parroting the opinions of others.


W​hat do you think? Are SUVs really that bad?

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