- Sep 2019
I am guessing you have not driven or used a quality SUV as they are far from any station wagon or mini van ever created, which is why they have a different name. The vehicle I drive is quite powerful and raised high enough to go off road but not so high as to be unstable...think of it as a beefy sportscar. The vehicle also uses active radar for collision avoidance, has 9 air bags just in case, more than enough power to speed away from the excessive bad drivers and trucks and more electronics than my computer. It is a phone and navigation system with better sound than my home stereo system. Vehicles are generally pride inducing for many reasons, but for me it involves the look and quality surrounding me.People, don't get so worked up over sales/marketing ploys.
At some point in time it became easier to sell a vehicle by calling it an SUV instead of a station wagon or a van or a mini-van or a grocery & kid hauler.
Many now have no more off road capabilities that my front wheel drive Sonata.