Why SUV’s Are Great Vehicles And Fun To Drive

May 27, 2022
Posted by: Pels Auto

We are sure that most people will agree that SUV’s have become increasingly popular,but let’s dive a bit deeper and discuss what exactly is a SUV,why a SUV is a great vehicle to own and a lot of fun to drive.

SUV’s HAVE EARNED A TOP SPOT WHEN IT COMES TO POPULAR CARS PURCHASED

If you have been looking to buy your next used car, you may have come across the term ‘SUV’ or thinking about buying a SUV.Today’s car manufacturers are always trying to respond to their customers needs by creating new models in different shapes and sizes, and SUV’s are one of them.

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THE REASONS WHY SUV’s ARE A TOP CHOICE

Each year a growing number of South African families are embracing the SUV. For our active families, its ideal and here are the reasons why:

5 GREAT ADVANTAGES OF SUV's:

  • Exceptional comfort
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Great handling on all road conditions
  • Spacious family vehicle
  • Capable towing vehicle

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SUV?

The term ‘SUV’ stands for Sports Utility Vehicle

To put it simply, an SUV is a car that has been raised up from the ground to provide a higher driving position and features a spacious interior with a larger boot space.

The much older SUVs were known to be very rugged, usually four-wheel drive off-roading vehicles, but their practicality and high driving position increased their popularity with families. Today we see more and more drivers use SUV’s on tarmac rather than off-road, so it comes as no surprise that manufacturers responded by making SUV’s a lot more comfortable, stylish, and more car-like to drive.

AND THEN THERE ARE CROSSOVER’s

What is the difference between a crossover and an SUV?

While consumers and automakers alike use the terms interchangeably – which is unsurprising given the many styling similarities they share – key differences do exist. Put simply, a crossover is lighter and built on a car platform, while a traditional SUV is heavier and uses a truck chassis.

A SUV’s ENGINE IS OF HIGH CAPACITY

A High-capacity engine makes a SUV even a better choice when you are looking to buy your next used car. Having a high-capacity engine helps SUV’s to transfer more weight and aids the SUV in acceleration. This is one of the main reasons why most SUV’s are so popular.

Cars with high-capacity engines usually perform better than the cars with low-capacity engines. They’ve got amazing speed and therefore customers prefer to opt for them. Some SUVs come with the special characteristic of controlling the speed limit and adjusting it to the pre- set amount. This feature is called cruise control.

TOP SAFETY RATINGS

When it comes to our family, we care the most about their safety. It will always be a top priority to protect our family. We would opt for a strong car, especially during long trips, which is safe and protects us if we meet any accident.

SUVs have a strong body design and hence it ensures your safety first. SUVs are equipped with airbags which open in the event of some accident to avoid dangerous outcomes.

Apart from safety and volume, SUVs are furnished with apparatus to entertain passengers and usually comes with a bunch of other extras and features one would not normally find in a sedan or hatchback.

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