Do you really need that big a car? Isn’t it expensive? Isn’t it overkill? Here we break down 10 reasons why an SUV is perfect for you.
So you see Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) on the road all the time. Soccer moms, businessmen, teenagers, and even cowboys are driving them. Have you ever wondered why so many people are buying SUVs and why they have become the hottest-selling new vehicles? We are going to tell you just ten of the great benefits of owning an SUV. You’ll definitely want one by the end. But until you are ready to buy an SUV you can rent one to test the one of choice out with Reading Budget Coupons and others.
Since there are so many automobile brands, each with multiple sizes of SUVs and each with various impressive capabilities, it would take volumes of books to describe all the benefits of an SUV if we were to list them all. So, for simplicity’s sake, we have chosen just one midsize-classed SUV, the 2017 Ford Edge, to focus on. Here are all the benefits of owning an SUV.
- SUVs are built on a sturdy frame
A standard car, or crossover, is built on a smaller platform or chassis, which is not as sturdy or strong. An SUV is built on a stronger truck chassis. This enables the SUV to be stronger, more durable, with a higher hauling and pulling capacity. The Ford Edge has a four-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive drivetrain with a powerful 245-315 horsepower engine, and multiple powertrains in many various models.
- SUVs have more passenger capacity and comfort
Simply due to the SUVs size and its stronger chassis, it is able to carry more weight and offer more comfortable seating with spacious interior, and ample leg and head room. The Ford Edge has a large cabin space with comfortable seating for up to five passengers.
- SUVs are safer than standard cars
Simply due to their size, and impact force, SUVs have higher safety scores and offer more steel protection to passengers. The Ford Edge is highly rated with multiple safety and crash testing scores.
- SUVs offer more cargo space
With adjustable seating in many SUVs, cargo spaces can be modified to fit almost any amount of gear you desire. Some avid campers even pitched out their tents and are using their secured and spacious SUVs for sleeping in. The Ford Edge has a cargo volume of 39.2 feet and 73.4 feet; enough room for the kids, groceries, and the soccer team’s gear.
- SUVs have a higher ground clearance
SUVS, due to their truck chassis frames, have a higher ground clearance allowing for a smoother sedan-like ride. Whether you are going through rough terrain or bouncing over those irritating speed bumps, the Ford Edge will grant you a smoother ride with its impressive suspension and higher ground clearance.
- SUVs offer all-weather maneuvering capabilities
Depending on the SUV you choose, you can safely power through most any road conditions. Whether its deep snow, sandy dunes, heavy rains, or thick mud, an SUV will outperform most any standard car in its abilities at conquering the road and pulling up steep hills.
- SUVs offer towing and hauling capabilities
With the right towing hitch, you can haul a camp trailer, a boat, or a utility trailer with an SUV that you would never manage with most standard cars. The Ford Edge has a towing capacity between 1,500 to 2,000 pounds.
- SUVs often handle off-road as well as on-road conditions
Many SUVs can be taken off-road, with ease, and perform very well. The Ford Edge has the ability to maneuver many challenging road conditions, but it really is not considered your typical off-road vehicle.
- SUVs are more fuel efficient than trucks
A standard car might gain better mileage at the pumps, but many large trucks will drain the tank so quickly you can nearly watch the needle fall. However, many SUVs gather such good mileage over pickup trucks, that in addition to all their benefits over a standard built car, the SUV’s extra fuel makes them worth the small price difference at the pump. The Ford Edge boasts up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway; that is impressive for all it gives you in return.
- SUVs cost less than trucks
Not only do SUVs cost you less to purchase than a truck, they also usually cost less to insure. Of course, that is depending on your driving record. The Ford Edge has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $28,950.00 – a reasonable price for a remarkable SUV.
Now you have ten great benefits for owning an SUV instead of a standard car or even a pickup truck. Drive safely out there.