SUVs Are Some of the Top Vehicles Sold Today

November 25th, 2014 by

ToyotaSUVs are some of the most popular vehicles sold today but if you’ve never driven one, you may not know what all the fuss is about. There are several good reasons to choose an SUV over other types of vehicles. For example, they’re very stylish.

If you have a large family, you need a vehicle with enough seating to accommodate everyone comfortably and safely. SUVs meet these requirements in the same way that minivans do but many people will also agree that they look more modern and sleek than a minivan. However, style is just one thing that makes the SUV a popular choice for car buyers. Below are a few more.

Storage Space Help Make SUVs Some of the Top Vehicles Sold Today

You don’t have to have a large family to own an SUV. If you travel a lot, need extra space for hauling or simply looking for a vehicle that rides comfortably and handles well, the SUV is an excellent option. You have three sizes to choose from so it’s easy to find the perfect size for your needs.

The small SUVs seat five passengers comfortably and they get the best gas mileage but you don’t have a lot of storage space. If you need a lot of cargo space, you might want to move up a size. The midsize SUVs are very popular because they have plenty of legroom for passengers and extra storage space for hauling sports equipment, groceries and so forth. They also have a little more power than the small SUVs but they still get good gas mileage.

In fact, according to U.S. News the 2015 Toyota Highlander ranks first in the affordable midsize SUV range. Its spacious interior with 3-row seating combined with the quiet, comfortable ride helped to earn this high ranking. The standard four-cylinder engine is powerful enough to accommodate most drivers but you can choose the V6 engine if you prefer a little extra power.

The large SUV can seat eight passengers comfortably and it has plenty of legroom even for adults riding in the back. It also offers plenty of storage space for hauling and more power than the small or midsize options. However, they do use more fuel so that is something to consider.

The midsize and large SUVs offer a good amount of storage space but you can fold down the second and third row seats to make even more room. Some designs will even let you fold down one side and leave the other side up for passengers.

Towing Capabilities and Safety Play a Big Role in Making SUVs Popular

You do have a wide variety of SUVs to choose from, which makes it easy to find a style and size to suit your needs but towing capabilities and safety also help make these vehicles popular. Most styles have wide front and back doors for easy access and both the mid and large size SUVs have a high towing capacity for towing trailers and boats.

The new models offer a variety of safety features such as dual air bags, knee and side airbags, three point safety seatbelts, stability control, tire-pressure monitors, security system, occupant sensing airbag, ignition disable, panic alarm and more. Many drivers also like the way they sit up high over the road because it makes it easier to see and more comfortable to drive.

Space, variety and safety features all help to make SUVs some of the top selling vehicles sold today. Have you driven one lately?

Posted in Toyota