Top 5 Reasons To Buy an SUV

May 4th, 2017 by

Top 5 Reasons to Buy an SUV | Buy Here Pay Here Glendale, AZ | Rocky's Auto CreditSUVs are in huge demand right now because of their convenience, power, towing capacity, storage room, and a number of other factors. But are there any convincing reasons to choose an SUV over other vehicles that offer similar benefits? Find out about five reasons to buy an SUV.

Large Families

If there are more than five people in your family, which is not beyond the realm of possibility, an SUV is by far your best option. Many SUVs include three rows with seating for seven to eight people, which is about the upper limit for the size of most families. The other option is a minivan, but it won’t offer the smooth driving experience and better style that you get from an SUV. 

Rough Terrain

No other vehicle class is better suited for off-road driving than SUVs. The four-wheel-drive system, refined suspension system, and improved traction on pretty much every SUV make for a better off-road driving experience. There’s also the perk of improved ground clearance, meaning you’re much less likely to damage the underside of the vehicle on those bumpy off-road trails. SUVs were built to easily deal with the kinds of surfaces that would cause most other classes of vehicle to get stuck. If you like to go on regular trips off the beaten path, an SUV is the only sensible choice for you.

Towing

If you have a hobby that necessitates towing heavy objects frequently, an SUV is an ideal option for you. The majority of SUVs have a minimum towing capacity of 2,500 pounds, with 5,000 pounds of towing capability at the upper end of that scale. If you’re interested in boating or traveling cross-country with a camper van, an SUV provides the ideal combination of requisite seating and enough towing power to ferry the trailers and large objects you might need.

Adverse Weather

The large, sturdy, reliable build of SUVs makes them well-equipped to deal with adverse weather conditions that other types of vehicle cannot cope with. The four-wheel-drive system and improved traction, both of which help an SUV perform better off-road also help in severe weather conditions. If you encounter heavy snow in a sedan or other smaller vehicle, you won’t move very far once the white stuff deepens. SUVs tend to power through heavy snow without any problems. The ability to combat severe weather makes an SUV perfect if you live in an area that often experiences extremes of weather.

Safety

By default, the large build, heavy weight, and strong exterior provide more protection to occupants in the event of an accident. Many people feel less exposed to accidents when they know a large SUV shell protects them. With that level of protection, and the range of increasingly advanced safety features included with many SUVs, you have one of the safest classes of motor vehicle available.

If you find yourself nodding along with any of the above perks of an SUV, then the next stage is to take one out for a test drive.

 

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