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The Benefits of Driving an SUV

By marian on January 3rd, 2017

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If you’re in the market for a new car you may have considered an SUV as an option. You’ve probably spotted lots of Toyota Fortuners in the Philippines, and that’s because owning an SUV has plenty of advantages. Here are just a few of them.

 

Horsepower

SUVs in general usually boast stronger horsepower than sedans. The extra horsepower not only gives more speed, it also helps the SUV conquer uphill drives and ditches without trouble. The extra torque is a great complement to the tires so that you are able to drive in most conditions and have a hassle-free ride overall. If you live in rural areas or at least frequent these types of roads, an SUV is definitely a safe bet.

Seating Capacity

SUVs are marketed as a great option for those looking for a family car because most SUVs can seat up to 7 people. Bigger SUVs mean even more room for passengers, so it’s suitable for large families and for road trips. SUVs usually have a third row of seats in the back to ensure that when you do fill up the car everyone is comfortable and you are not all just crammed in.

Trunk Space

When the third row is not being used by passengers usually the design allows you to fold down these seats and make room for other items, such as groceries and luggage. This again makes SUVs the best option for private transportation especially when you’re going on a long drive. Everything is easily accessible from the second row! The fact that you can just fold and unfold the final row makes SUVs a very versatile vehicle, allowing for much more ‘trunk space’ than any sedan could offer.

Prepared for Any Condition

SUVs are heavier than sedans, and combined with the fact that they also have bigger tires, makes it easy for the driver to navigate through wet or even flooded roads. Especially in a country where thunderstorms and typhoons come as a norm, it helps having that extra weight to navigate safely and that extra lift to minimize the possibilty of  being submerged in floodwater.

Safety First

The higher elevation of the SUV lets you drive over hazardous debris and keep them from damaging your car. A lot of SUV designs include a front grill that will block any loose debris before it can make any damage to the car, engine and the passengers. There are also new innovations for SUVs such as better coverage of airbag and anti-roll systems. It’s still best to drive safely of course, but if ever you do find yourself in an accident, there’s a better chance that there will be little to no harm to yourself or the passengers.

If this isn’t enough proof that an SUV is great option for a car remember that SUVs also offer a wide range of models to choose from. Each of these models vary in size and specifications. Getting an SUV model just became much more appealing didn’t it?

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