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The Much-Maligned SUV: There’s More To Transportation Than Fuel Economy

When you tell someone you’re considering purchasing an SUV, you’re likely to hear a few disparaging remarks about fuel economy. While some SUVs may get poor gas mileage, the gas guzzler stereotype is hardly deserved. In fact, many models get well over the national average. The Toyota RAV4, for example, can get up to 28mpg.

Even if the model you are considering does get fewer miles to the gallon, when you consider the benefits of SUV transportation, the sacrifice may well be worth the exchange.

  • Increased traction in all weather conditions makes SUVs a safer choice — especially considering the harsh central New York winters.
  • Handling, on and off-road, is a big advantage for SUV owners, especially those with 4-wheel drive capabilities. Increased traction in all weather conditions makes SUVs a safer choice.
  • Size is another huge benefit of owning an SUV, from the expanded field of vision to the overall space available in the interior. Many SUVs can comfortably sit up to seven passengers, making them the perfect family vehicle.
  • Hauling capabilities complete the package inside and out. In addition to storage room inside of the vehicle, you can make use of roof mounts, and the power of an SUV makes it perfect for a towing trailer.

Whether your family is large or small, the size, comfort, safety and hauling capability of an SUV make it the perfect vehicle for road trips despite its reputation for low gas mileage. So don’t let the naysayers discourage your interest in SUVs. Fuel economy isn’t the only factor to consider when purchasing a vehicle, and with a little research you can choose a model, new or used, that provides the best of both worlds.

At NYE Automotive Group, customer satisfaction is our number one goal. If you’re interested in purchasing a new or used SUV, let our team of experienced sales and service representatives guide you in the right direction. Contact NYE Automotive Group today.

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