Today’s SUV Just The Hatchback of 1980?

The world has gone crazy for the SUV sport utility vehicle, and car manufactures are happy to churn them out by the millions. The only problem with true SUVs is their fuel economy. The SUV has been around since the 1970s but didn’t really catch on until the late 1980s early 90s. Ford and General motors had a great idea, lets cover the back of one of our light pickup trucks and the SUV was born!

The Early Days

In the early years the Chevrolet Blazer and Ford Bronco ruled the SUV market, but as time went on these trucks got a bad wrap. They were extremely inefficient and as we became a more earth “friendly” society the rest of the world shunned their noses at the “fat” Americans with their stupid SUVs.

Fast Forward 20 years

When we look at the SUV market today more then half of the units sold are compact crossover SUV’s. The crosover is simply a tall car. Its based on  a car design, rides more like a car and its efficiency is similar to a car. So my question is whats the point?

Hatchback vs Crossover SUV

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