- May 21, 2001
You forgot the #1 reason people buy SUVs: the false sense that you are safer in them.This feels like a 20 year old argument.
Remove the term SUV from the conversation and just respect that higher load heights are easier for getting kids and car seats setup. Higher trunk areas work better for awkward cargo like strollers and "weekend stuff". Higher riding heights help with visibility. Roof rails help carry bikes, ski's, and cargo boxes.
These are things that midsize sedans just don't do as well.
I love mini vans. I own a Mach-E. I fucking hated the Nissan Altima I had for a rental last week.
There are limits to a 4 door & trunk car.
I have a small SUV (Subaru Forester). The trunk space absolutely sucks, every grocery bag just flies all around throwing the food in all directions by the time I get home (and the drive is probably just a mile). I could fit more long lumber in my old Honda Civic than the Forester due to the short length of the Forester. So, your generalized post is not accurate in all cases. That said, there is one benefit that will probably make me get another Forester again: ground clearance for trips to Utah.