SUVs are engineered for serious offroading, yet less than 5% of their drivers ever dare to take them off pavement. Why have they been so popular? Until recently, they constituted the most profitable segment in the North American auto industry. Millions of suburbanites and city dwellers didn't buy Jeeps, Hummers and Range Rovers and then just forget to schedule weekends of wilderness boulder crawling. They bought SUVs because they like feeling in control. Instead of dreading the next ...
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