An SUV is a versatile and spacious vehicle that is perfect for both the adventurer and family-minded buyer. With an SUV you get rugged capability and comfort in one vehicle, so it's no wonder that so many different types of people choose to buy an SUV when it comes time to purchase a new car. If you're thinking of purchasing your own SUV, here are a few things to consider. |
SUV's generally fall into a three size categories: compact, mid-size, and full-size. But within these categories, there are several different options of different sizes and designs. There are also car-based and truck-based SUVs. Car-based SUVs are typically known as crossovers and provide the kind of handing and comfort more typical with cars. Truck-based SUVs are more powerful with more tow-weight and off-road capabilities. Compact models for SUVs typically begin around the $20,000 range new. Mid-size models may start in the mid-$20,000 range while full-size models start around the low to mid $30,000. When purchasing an SUV it's important to consider what you will be using it for. If you need a more capable vehicle for towing and off-road, you'll want to look to the more powerful models like Suburbans and Land Rovers. If you're looking for a vehicle for commuting and family transportation, a crossover model may be the most comfortable and fuel-efficient option. Passenger and cargo capacity are important factors to consider as well as you search. Make sure to consider fuel economy and the cost of operation. Carefully research each option before making a decision.
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