• TheCarGuy avatar TheCarGuy Posted: 8/18/2013 12:58pm PDT

    Just to point out, thanks to things such as active fuel management and variable valve timing, most newer SUV's nowadays get way better gas mileage because they run on 4 cylinders for the majority of the time and then run on all 8 (or 6) when needed to, such as when towing or hauling heavy loads (such as a boat or camping gear for an average family). Also, SUV's tend to have the same (or more) seating capacity and more room than a CUV. And, if you think that an SUV is simply to large for practical day to day use, then replace that Chevy Suburban with a Chevy Tahoe, a compact/ mid-sized SUV.

  • fb_29415517 avatar Ally Posted: 6/4/2013 8:51am PDT

    Is a Subaru tribeca a large crossover like the Honda CR-V is considered?

  • TheCarGuy avatar TheCarGuy Posted: 8/18/2013 12:45pm PDT


  • AutoBoy Posted: 2/26/2010 1:06pm PST

    I REALLY liked this article. found it very helpful - always useful for a neophyte like myself to have a very knowledgable writer really show how good they are by NOT falling back on jargon and technical terms. as twain or samuel johnson or whomever once suggested - would have written a shorter letter but i ran out of time. think making this as straightforward as you did highlights that you took some time!!

  • Bennie Posted: 2/22/2010 6:34pm PST

    Uh, some trad SUVs actually do have crumple zones in front. If you enlarge the photo of the Ford Explorer frame, you'll notice the small cutouts on the inside and the outside of the frame rails fwd of the engine, aft of the bumper mount on both sides. These are there to deform the frame rail in front in the event of a front end collision.