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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 3 weeks ago

Anyone else find the term “small SUV” a contradiction in terms?

Update:

True an SUV can be small. The thing is.... why would anyone want a small SUV as sedans and wagons are, I understand, still more manoeuvrable 

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  • Kaz
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    No, I don't find it a contradiction, SUV's come in several sizes.  

    Many people (like myself) want an SUV but don't need a big one - it could be they don't have kids or the need for the added storage, but want the versatility of an SUV.  

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  • 3 weeks ago

    SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle

    Nowhere in this abbreviation does it suggest that the vehicle is either larger or small.  You may associate the term SUV to mean large vehicles but that is your own association or definition...  

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Smaller SUV. There once was just the Suburban and some Jeeps that existed before the label SUV came to be. The crappy models produced in the 1990's killed a lot of people when they simply slapped a higher center of gravity SUV on a cheap frame like the Chevy S-10 and Ford Ranger frames that were not modified before they threw the Blazer and Explorer on them. Results, rollover deaths went through the roof. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    No I do not...

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Most of them are neither sporty, nor utility.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Not me. Sport Utility Vehicle can mean anything sporty and utile.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes.  But I wont lose sleep over it.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Not at all. There ARE small, medium and large Sport Utility Vehicles being sold today. Not ALL SUV's are huge hulking beasts.

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  • jimmy
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    No, it means in relation to other SUV's not all vehicles.

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