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Compact, Mid-size and Large SUVs

by admin on October 31, 2012

Large, Mid-size aka medium size SUVs and Small aka Compact SUVs are mainly three types of Sport Utility Vehicles according to the size.

Compact SUVs:

The compact support utility vehicle, with the original compact Jeep Cherokee two and four-door models is invented by American Motors. Compact SUVs are a kind of small SUVs with small passenger space and less cargo space. In 1983, the modern compact SUV models were introduced to the world. The first design in reference to purpose of the vehicle was the Jeep Cherokee with four doors, which was introduced by American Motors Corporation in 1983. It was produced same as till 2001 in US and till 2005 in China. According to automobile magazine, it is a masterpiece of automotive design, with the capacity of five passengers and their cargo. Recent compact SUVs are Crossover SUVs etc. The common models of compact SUVs which are sold in North America; Acura RDX , Chevy Equinox , 2013 Ford Escape (one of the best compact SUV‘s in 2013 SUV Rankings) GMC Terrain , Honda CR-V , Toyota Rav4 , Saturn Vue , Hyundai Tucson , Hyundai Santa Fe , Kia Sportage  , Volvo XC60 , SsangYong Korando , Mazda CX-5 ,VW Tiguan , Mitsubishi Outlander Sport , Jeep Compass , Range Rover Evoque , Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK
Best compact SUVs in SUV Rankings include; Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, GMC Terrain, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV-4 etc.

Mid size SUV:

A Mid size SUV term is used for medium sized SUVs which has a smaller size that large SUVs but are bigger than small SUVs. They have much space reserved for cargo and passengers but it achieves lower gas mileage and production is better. They provide more power and possess durable smaller counterparts. Mid-size SUVs can be said to be as a compromise between Full size SUVs and Compact SUVs. Some of the best midsize SUV’s are:

Acura MDX , BMW X5 , VW Touareg , Cadillac SRX Crossover , Volvo XC90 , Land rover LR2 , Land rover , Range Rover Sport , Nissan Pathfinder , Nissan Xterra , Hyundai Veracruz , Ford Edge , Lexus RX 450h,  Mitsubishi Endeavor, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-7, Mazda CX-9, Lincoln MKX, Subaru Tribeca, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mazda Tribute, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Infiniti JX

Large size SUVs:

A large size SUV is also known as Full size SUV which is larger than a midsize SUV and much spacy than a compact or small SUV. They have a greater space of a cargo and passengers than all the other types of SUVs. They usually achieve lower mileage and they cost more to manufacture. Large size SUVs are given higher safety ratings. They feature more power than the other midsize SUVs and small size SUVs. The common models of Large size SUVs which are sold in North America; Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, Audi Q7,  Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator,  Mercedes-Benz GL, Toyota Land cruiser,  Lexus LX, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Infiniti QX56.

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