Why are SUVs so Popular?
You've heard why they're rubbish but are SUVs really all that bad
Hey there, thanks for clicking! Today, I'll be telling you why SUVs are popular. Remember, this doesn't mean I like them.
Right, SUVs. What are words that come to mind when you think of them? Big, slow, gas guzzlers, Chelsea tractors and the list goes on but have you ever stopped to think why these cars are so popular? Surely, there must be a reason why they have seemed to take over our roads.
1- Commanding Driving Position
SUV drivers love the raised driving position which gives them better visibility of the road ahead. The commanding driving position is apparently more popularly cited as important by female drivers, research has shown this to be true.
2- Rugged Appearance
While women enjoy the raised driving positions of SUVs, men prefer the more rugged looks of them over sedans and hatchbacks. That is rather amusing as most modern SUVs don't look very rugged at all and neither will they see much off-roading during their lifetime.
3- Ease of Access
While some sedans and hatches are rather low slung which makes it hard to get in and out of if you're elderly but having a lower car also makes it harder to get children in and out of car seats which is why a lot of new parents choose SUVs. The longer doors, raised seating and roof make for much better access to the back seats.
4- Improved Luggage Room
SUV stands for 'Sports Utility Vehicle' and while some of them have strayed quite far from the word sporty, they haven't lost sight of the utilitarian part of the acronym. The boot space of most SUVs is superior to their hatch and sedan counterparts while wagons can give them a run for their money, they still lack the height of the boot opening. The larger boot comes is useful if you're going to carry skis or bikes or other adventurous equipment but it really won't make much of a difference if you're just using the boot for your weekly shopping.
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Words and Pictures by Matthew D'souza.