Big and bold, large SUVs once dominated U.S. highways from coast to coast. But no more. Like the mighty dinosaurs that once roamed the land, SUVs seemingly have disappeared overnight, driven to extinction by soaring gasoline prices that sent desperate consumers scurrying to long-scorned small, fuel-efficient cars. But while fuel prices have settled back down to Earth in recent months, SUV sales continue to tumble, falling 36.1% in the year’s first nine months, compared with year-ago, ...

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