Sport Utility Vehicles
SUV Buying Guide 2005
Lara Santiago, Gil Zafra
As one of the trendiest elements of current American culture,
the modern Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is becoming more of a
symbol of status and less of a utilitarian mode of transportation.
With its rising popularity, the SUV has cornered the auto sales
market and forced automakers to rethink their products and marketing
strategies. Keeping up with the rising demand, traditionally
high-end brands have developed models that can effectively vie
for a share of the profits. Here are some of the top SUV models
for the year 2005.
More Hybrid SUVs in 2005
by: Jenny McLane
It is common knowledge among car enthusiasts and car owners
that the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the amount of
fuel it consumes. With this in mind, several automobile
producers have begun diverting a big chunk of their efforts
to producing more hybrid 4x4s in the year 2005.
SUVs vs. Minivans:
Making The Right Choice
by: Tom McKnight
Has your family started to cram into the old sedan like
a pack of sardines? Have members of the neighborhood car
pool begun to look suspiciously at your battered station
wagon? Perhaps its time to retire the old family
car and move up to a bigger vehicle.
of SUVs Saving Big Money with Diesel Engines
by: ARA Content
(ARA) - Half of all American vacationers on the road this year
are driving gas guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks, according to
a new survey on driving habits from research firm MarketFacts.
These bigger vehicles burn high amounts of fuel, which not only
puts a dent in drivers' wallets, but also increases the country's
dependence on foreign oil. Ironically, the MarketFacts study
shows that fuel economy is an important issue for SUV and pickup
According to automotive experts, standard gasoline engines can't
efficiently handle the weight of the larger -- and very popular
-- SUVs and pickup trucks. There is an alternative, however,
for drivers of big vehicles to consider: diesel engines.
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