SUVs | Sport Utility Vehicles

SUVs | Sport Utility Vehicles

Description
Description

SUVs, or Sport Utility Vehicles, are versatile, robust vehicles known for their elevated seating position, spacious interiors, and ability to handle a variety of terrain. They often come with four-wheel drive, making them suitable for both urban driving and off-road adventures.

Modern SUVs are a blend of comfort, style, and utility, often equipped with advanced safety features, technology for connectivity and entertainment, and flexible seating arrangements for cargo or passengers. They serve various needs from daily commutes to family road trips and are favored for their commanding road presence and practicality in different driving conditions.

History
History

SUVs began as military and off-road vehicles, rugged and durable, built for tough terrains. Post-WWII, they slowly transitioned to the public as people sought vehicles for both work and play outdoors. Over time, they morphed from utilitarian boxes to family-friendly rides, growing more luxurious and comfortable. By the '90s, SUVs boomed in popularity, offering the space of a minivan with a tougher image.

They've since become a staple in driveways, blending the lines between off-road prowess and urban chic, becoming symbols of adventure and status, all while catering to growing demands for safety and space.

Future
Future

Expect SUVs to embrace green technology, with more models transitioning to hybrid and full electric to meet environmental standards. Designs will likely become sleeker, with aerodynamic shapes for better efficiency. Tech features will expand, integrating more autonomous driving aids, connectivity, and infotainment advancements. As urbanization grows, compact SUVs may become prevalent, offering the perks of larger vehicles without the bulk.

Cultural shifts toward sustainability will see SUVs becoming symbols of eco-consciousness when powered by clean energy, retaining their adventurous spirit while contributing to a cleaner planet. Contemporary models like the Tesla Model X have already set this transformative trend in motion.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What are the most reliable SUV models on the market?

The most reliable SUV models on the market are often those from Toyota, like the Highlander and RAV4, known for their longevity and minimal maintenance. Honda's CR-V and Pilot also rank highly for reliability. Subaru's Outback and Forester are praised for their durable all-wheel-drive systems. The Lexus NX and RX bring luxury together with dependability, reflecting their manufacturer's reputation for quality.

How does the size of an SUV affect its fuel efficiency?

The size of an SUV significantly impacts its fuel efficiency; larger SUVs tend to have higher fuel consumption due to their greater weight and less aerodynamic shape. A full-size SUV might average 15-20 miles per gallon (mpg) (6.4-8.5 kilometers per liter (km/l)), while a compact SUV can achieve 20-30 mpg (8.5-12.8 km/l), offering a more economical ride due to their smaller engines and lighter frames.

Can SUVs handle severe weather and rough terrain effectively?

SUVs, particularly those with all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) systems, are well-equipped to handle severe weather and rough terrain. Their higher ground clearance allows them to navigate through snow, mud, and uneven surfaces more effectively than lower-riding vehicles. Many also feature specialized traction control systems, robust suspensions, and off-road driving modes that enhance their capability in challenging conditions.

Transport

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6’4” | 1.93 m
6’7” | 2.01 m
16’10” | 5.14 m
5,982 lb | 2,713 kg
2014
Cadillac Escalade
193.000
201.000
514.000
2713.000
2014.00
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Cadillac Escalade
6’5” | 1.96 m
7’2.5” | 2.20 m
15’4.5” | 4.69 m
3925 lb | 1780 kg
1992-2006
HUMMER H1 (1992)
196.000
220.000
469.000
1780.000
1992.00
20000
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HUMMER H1 (1992)
5’10” | 1.78 m
5’7” | 1.70 m
12’7” | 3.84 m
3,073 lb | 1,394 kg
1997
Jeep Wrangler
178.000
170.000
384.000
1394.000
1997.00
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Jeep Wrangler
6’5” | 1.96 m
5’10” | 1.79 m
12’8” | 3.86 m
3,849 lb | 1,746 kg
1985
Land Rover Defender 90 (1985)
196.000
179.000
386.000
1746.000
1985.00
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Land Rover Defender 90 (1985)
5’11” | 1.8 m
7’ | 2.14 m
15’10” | 4.82 m
4,652 lb | 2,110 kg
2016
Mercedes-Benz GLE
180.000
214.000
482.000
2110.000
2016.00
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Mercedes-Benz GLE
66” | 168.4 cm
7’5” (89.4”) | 227.1 cm
16’6” (198.3”) | 503.6 cm
5631 lb | 2554 kg
2015
Tesla Model X
168.400
227.100
503.600
2554.000
2015.00
218000
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Tesla Model X
63.9” | 162.4 cm
7’ (83.8”) | 212.9 cm
15’7” (187”) | 475 cm
4475 lb | 2030 kg
2020
Tesla Model Y
162.400
212.900
475.000
2030.000
2020.00
259000
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Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model X
Scale illustration of an average Tesla Model X with dimensions for height and length compared to a human

The Tesla Model X is an SUV built with safety in mind. The electric vehicle, the body, chassis, restraints, and battery technology provide a very low probability of occupant injury. Of any SUV in its class, the Model X has the most storage room. It can comfortably seat seven adults, and it has the capability to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

The Falcon Wing doors are equipped with sensors that monitor the proximity of surroundings, and this allows parking in the tightest of spaces. The Model X can get anywhere with industry-leading range and convenient charging options all over the world.

Tesla Model Xs have a total length of 16’6” (198.3” | 503.6 cm), overall width of 7’5” (89.4” | 227.1 cm), and height of 66” (168.4 cm). The wheelbase of the Tesla Model X is 9’9” (116.7” | 296.5 cm) with a curb weight of 5631 lb (2554 kg).

Collection of scaled drawings of Tesla Model X with overall dimensions
The Tesla Model X is an SUV built with safety in mind. The electric vehicle, the body, chassis, restraints, and battery technology provide a very low probability of occupant injury. Of any SUV in its class, the Model X has the most storage room. It can comfortably seat seven adults.

Tesla Model Xs have a total length of 16’6” (198.3” | 503.6 cm), overall width of 7’5” (89.4” | 227.1 cm), and height of 66” (168.4 cm). The wheelbase of the Tesla Model X is 9’9” (116.7” | 296.5 cm) with a curb weight of 5631 lb (2554 kg).

Collection of scaled drawings of Tesla Model X with overall dimensions
Tesla Model X
Height:
66” | 168.4 cm
Width:
7’5” (89.4”) | 227.1 cm
Length:
16’6” (198.3”) | 503.6 cm
Depth:
Weight:
5631 lb | 2554 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 9’9” (116.7”) | 296.5 cm

Model
Automaker
Tesla
Year
2015

Drawings include:

Tesla Model X side elevation, front, back, top

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HUMMER H1 (1992)
Size comparison illustration of the HUMMER H1 to Arnold Schwarzenegger

The HUMMER H1 (1992) was initially created for military use from 1992 to 2006 by AM General and GM. It is a four-wheeled drive utility vehicle with a design resembling the M998 Humvee. The Hummer H1 was available in several variants such as convertible-like soft top, two-door pickup truck, four-door sport-utility, four-door slantback, and Alpha Wagon, many of which are used by the U.S military. In contrast, civilians use the station SUV version and convertible soft top.

The HUMMER H1 (1992) has an overall length of 15’4.5” (4.69 m), wheelbase of 10’10” (3.30 m), a width of 7’2.5” (2.20 m), and height of 6’5” (1.96 m).

Collection of elevations and plan drawings of the HUMMER H1 with dimensions for height, width, length and wheelbase
The HUMMER H1 (1992) was initially created for military use from 1992 to 2006 by AM General and GM. It is a four-wheeled drive utility vehicle with a design resembling the M998 Humvee. The Hummer H1 was available in several variants ranging from convertible to four door utility.

The HUMMER H1 (1992) has an overall length of 15’4.5” (4.69 m), wheelbase of 10’10” (3.30 m), a width of 7’2.5” (2.20 m), and height of 6’5” (1.96 m).

Collection of elevations and plan drawings of the HUMMER H1 with dimensions for height, width, length and wheelbase
HUMMER H1 (1992)
Height:
6’5” | 1.96 m
Width:
7’2.5” | 2.20 m
Length:
15’4.5” | 4.69 m
Depth:
Weight:
3925 lb | 1780 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 10’10” | 3.30 m

Wheelbase
H1
Brand
HUMMER
Year
1992-2006

Drawings include:
HUMMER H1 side elevation, front, back, plan

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Land Rover Defender 90 (1985)

The Land Rover Defender 90 (1985) is an iconic British four-wheel drive off-road SUV produced by Land Rover. Introduced in 1984 as the Land Rover Ninety named after its 93” | 2.36 wheelbase, the Defender is designed to handle a variety of challenging all-terrain surface conditions. Popularly, the Land Rover Defender is recognized for its legacy of providing versatile support for British expeditions and humanitarian efforts around the world.

The Land Rover Defender (1985) has an overall length of 12’8” (3.86 m), width of 5’10” (1.79 m), and height of 6’5” (1.96 m).

Drawings of the Land Rover Defender 90 with dimensions for length, height, width, and wheelbase
The Land Rover Defender 90 (1985) is an iconic British four-wheel drive off-road SUV with a legacy of supporting expeditions and humanitarian efforts around the world.

The Land Rover Defender (1985) has an overall length of 12’8” (3.86 m), width of 5’10” (1.79 m), and height of 6’5” (1.96 m).

Drawings of the Land Rover Defender 90 with dimensions for length, height, width, and wheelbase
Land Rover Defender 90 (1985)
Height:
6’5” | 1.96 m
Width:
5’10” | 1.79 m
Length:
12’8” | 3.86 m
Depth:
Weight:
3,849 lb | 1,746 kg
Area:

‍Wheelbase: 7’9” | 2.36 m
Fuel Economy (Combined): 12 city, 15 highway mpg

Model
Defender 90
Automaker
Land Rover
Year
1985

Drawings include:
Land Rover Defender 90 (1985) side elevation, front, back, plan

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Tesla Model Y
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Tesla Model Y compared to an average person

The Tesla Model Y is designed to be the safest electric vehicle in its class. It has a low center of gravity, rigid body structure, and large crumple zones that provide unparalleled protection. The Model Y can carry seven passengers and their cargo, and each second row seat folds flat independently; this creates flexible storage for skis, furniture, luggage and more.

The liftgate of the Model Y can open to a low trunk floor which allows for easy and quick loading and unloading. The Model Y is fully electric, so there never needs to be a visit to a gas station again.

Tesla Model Ys have a total length of 15’7” (187” | 475 cm), overall width of 7’ (83.8” | 212.9 cm), and height of 63.9” (162.4 cm). The wheelbase of the Tesla Model Y is 9’6” (113.8” | 289 cm) with a curb weight of 4475 lb (2030 kg).

Set of measured drawings of the Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is designed to be the safest electric vehicle in its class. It has a low center of gravity, rigid body structure, and large crumple zones that provide unparalleled protection. The Model Y can carry seven passengers and their cargo, and each second row seat folds flat independently.

Tesla Model Ys have a total length of 15’7” (187” | 475 cm), overall width of 7’ (83.8” | 212.9 cm), and height of 63.9” (162.4 cm). The wheelbase of the Tesla Model Y is 9’6” (113.8” | 289 cm) with a curb weight of 4475 lb (2030 kg).

Set of measured drawings of the Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y
Height:
63.9” | 162.4 cm
Width:
7’ (83.8”) | 212.9 cm
Length:
15’7” (187”) | 475 cm
Depth:
Weight:
4475 lb | 2030 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 9’6” (113.8”) | 289 cm

Model
Automaker
Tesla
Year
2020

Drawings include:

Tesla Model Y side elevation, front, back, top

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Mercedes-Benz GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a premium mid-size luxury SUV designed and manufactured by Mercedes-Benz since 1997. Available also in a coupé body style, the GLE is the latest evolution of the original well-rounded M-Class that balances passenger experience, comfort, and high-powered performance.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has an overall length of 15’10” (4.82 m), width of 7’ (2.14 m), and height of 5’11” (1.8 m).

Side, front, back, and plan drawings of the Mercedes-Benz GLE with dimensions illustrated

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a premium mid-size luxury SUV that is the latest evolution of the well-rounded M-Class that balances passenger experience, comfort, and performance.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has an overall length of 15’10” (4.82 m), width of 7’ (2.14 m), and height of 5’11” (1.8 m).

Side, front, back, and plan drawings of the Mercedes-Benz GLE with dimensions illustrated
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Height:
5’11” | 1.8 m
Width:
7’ | 2.14 m
Length:
15’10” | 4.82 m
Depth:
Weight:
4,652 lb | 2,110 kg
Area:

‍Wheelbase: 9’7” | 2.92 m
Fuel Economy (Combined): 22 (City) / 29 (Highway) mpg

Model
GLE
Automaker
Mercedes-Benz
Year
2016

Drawings include:
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2016) side elevation, front, back, plan

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