» 
Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malagasy Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Vietnamese
Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malagasy Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Vietnamese

definitions - Sport_utility_vehicle

sport utility vehicle (n.)

1.a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis

   Advertizing ▼

definition (more)

definition of Wikipedia

synonyms - Sport_utility_vehicle

sport utility vehicle (n.)

S.U.V., sport utility, SUV

   Advertizing ▼

analogical dictionary

Wikipedia

Sport utility vehicle

                   
  1995–1998 Ford Explorer built on a light-truck chassis

A sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a generic marketing term for a vehicle similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis.[1] It is usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability, and with some pretension or ability to be used as an off-road vehicle. Not all four-wheel-drive vehicles are termed as SUV. Some SUVs include the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or large sedan. Since SUVs are considered light trucks and often share the same platform with pick-up trucks, they were regulated less strictly than passenger cars under the two laws in the United States, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act for fuel economy, and the Clean Air Act for emissions.[2] Starting in 2004, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to hold sport utility vehicles to the same tailpipe emissions standards as cars.[3]

The term is not used in all countries, and outside North America the terms "off-road vehicle", "four-wheel drive" or "four-by-four" (abbreviated to "4WD" or "4x4") or simply use of the brand name to describe the vehicle like "Jeep" or "Land Rover" are more common. However, not all SUVs have four-wheel drive capabilities. Conversely, not all four-wheel-drive passenger vehicles are SUVs. Off-road vehicle is a broad class of vehicles, built primarily for off-road use. However, this distinction is often not made by the general public and the media. Although some SUVs have off-road capabilities, they often play only a secondary role, and SUVs often do not have the ability to switch among two-wheel and four-wheel-drive high gearing and four-wheel-drive low gearing. While auto makers tout an SUV's off-road prowess with advertising and naming, the daily use of SUVs is largely on paved roads and in urban areas.

Popular in the late-1990s and early-to-mid 2000s, SUVs sales have since declined due to high oil prices and a declining economy. The traditional truck-based SUV is gradually being supplanted by the crossover SUV, which uses an automobile platform for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency, as a response to much of the criticism of sport utility vehicles.

Contents

  Designs

Although designs vary, SUVs have historically been mid-size passenger vehicles with a body-on-frame chassis similar to that found on light trucks. Early SUVs were mostly two-door models, and were available with removable tops. However, consumer demand pushed the SUV market towards four doors, by 2002 all full-size two-door SUVs were gone from the market. Only the Jeep Wrangler remained as a two-door SUV, although it was also joined by a four-door variant. Two-door SUVs were mostly carry-over models, and their sales were not viable enough to warrant a redesign at the end of their design cycle. Two-door SUV models increased in the 2010s with the release of the Range Rover Evoque and the Nissan Murano convertible, although both vehicles are unibody.

Most SUVs are designed with an engine compartment, a combined passenger and cargo compartment, and no dedicated trunk such as in a station wagon body. Most mid-size and full-size SUVs have three rows of seats with a cargo area directly behind the last row of seats. Cargo barriers are often fitted to the cargo area to protect the vehicles occupants from injury from unsecured cargo in the event of sudden deceleration or collision.

SUVs are known for high ground clearance, upright, boxy body, and high H-point. This can make them more likely to roll over due to their high center of gravity. Bodies of SUVs have recently become more aerodynamic, but the sheer size and weight keeps their fuel economy poor.

  Compact SUV

A Compact SUV is a class of smaller SUVs that are commonly built with less cargo and passenger space, achieve higher gas mileage and have lower MSRPs. They are also smaller and more maneuverable than their larger counterparts. These common models are currently sold in North America:

  Midsize SUV

A Midsize SUV is a class of medium size SUVs that are usually smaller than full size SUVs but larger than compact SUVs. They have more cargo and passenger space but commonly achieve lower gas mileage and cost more to produce. They do however provide more power and durability than their smaller counterparts. Midsize SUVs are often considered a compromise between Compact SUVs and Full Size SUVs. These common models are currently sold in North America:

  Full Size SUV

A Full Size SUV is a class of large size SUVs that are most often larger than Midsize SUVs and much larger than Compact SUVs. They feature expanded cargo and passenger space however usually achieve lower mileage and cost more to manufacture. Full Size SUVs are usually given higher safety ratings their small counterparts. They are also more durable and feature more power than both compact SUVs and Mid Size SUVs. These common models are currently sold in North America:

  History

  Origins

  Jeep Cherokee: SUV trend-setter as designed by AMC

Early SUVs were descendants from commercial and military vehicles such as the World War II Jeep[4] and Land Rover.[5] SUVs have been popular for many years with rural buyers due to their off-road capabilities.

The earliest examples of longer-wheelbase wagon-type SUVs were the Chevrolet Carryall Suburban (1935, RWD only), GAZ-61 (1938, 4x4), Willys Jeep Wagon (1948), Pobeda M-72 (GAZ-M20/1955), which Russian references credit as possibly being the first modern SUV (with unitary body rather than body-on-frame), International Harvester Travelall (1953), Land Rover Series II 109 (1958), and the International Harvester Scout 80 (1961). These were followed by the more 'modern' Jeep Wagoneer (1963), International Harvester Scout II (1971), Ford Bronco (1966), Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-55 (1968), the Chevrolet Blazer / GMC Jimmy (1969), and the Land Rover Range Rover (1970). The actual term "sport utility vehicle" did not come into wide popular usage until the late 1980s; many of these vehicles were marketed during their era as station wagons.

According to the transportation curator at the Henry Ford Museum, Robert Casey, the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) was the first true sport utility vehicle in the modern understanding of the term.[6] Developed under the leadership of AMC's François Castaing and marketed to urban families as a substitute for a traditional car (and especially station wagons, which were still fairly popular at the time), the Chrerokee had four-wheel drive in a more manageable size (compared to the full-size Wagoneer), as well as a plush interior resembling a station wagon.[6] With the introduction of more luxurious models and a much more powerful 4-liter engine, sales of the Cherokee increased even higher as the price of gasoline fell, and the term "sport utility vehicle" began to be used in the national press for the first time.[6] "The advent and immediate success of AMC/Jeep's compact four-door Cherokee turned the truck industry upside down."[7]

The corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard was ratified in the 1970s to regulate the fuel economy of passenger vehicles. Car manufacturers evaded the regulation by selling SUVs as work vehicles.[8] The popularity of SUV increased among urban drivers in the last 25 years, and particularly in the last decade. Consequently, modern SUVs are available with luxury vehicle features, and some crossover models adopt lower ride heights to accommodate on-road driving.

Keith Bradsher explained the rise of the SUV with American Motors' (AMC) lobbying the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a waiver of the United States Clean Air Act. The EPA subsequently designated AMC's compact Cherokee as a "light truck", and the company marketed the vehicle to everyday drivers.[9] AMC's effort to affect rulemaking changing the official definition of their new model then led to the SUV boom when other auto makers marketed their own models in response to the Cherokee taking sales from their regular cars.[10]

  Popularity

SUVs became popular in the United States, Canada, India and Australia in the 1990s and early-2000s. U.S. automakers could enjoy profit margins of $10,000 per SUV, while losing a few hundred dollars on a compact car.[11] For example, the Ford Excursion could net the company $18,000, while they could not break even with the Ford Focus unless the buyer chose options,[12][13] leading Detroit's big three automakers to focus on SUVs over small cars.

Small cars were sold mainly to attract young buyers with inexpensive options and to increase their fleet average fuel economies to meet federal standards. The relatively high wages of unionized auto workers in the U.S. and Canada (members of the UAW and CAW, respectively), compared to the low wages of non-union workers at non-U.S. companies like Toyota, made it unprofitable for the U.S. auto makers to build small cars.[14] For example, the General Motors factory in Arlington, Texas where rear-wheel-drive cars were built, such as the Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was converted to truck and SUV production, putting an end to full-size family station wagon and overall terminating production of rear-wheel drive full-size cars. Due to the shift in the Big Three's strategy, many long-running cars like the Ford Taurus, Buick Century and Pontiac Grand Prix fell behind their Japanese competitors in features and image (relying more on fleet sales instead of retail and/or heavy incentive discounts); some were discontinued.[15] [16] [17] [18]

  A crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows the damage to a compact Ford Focus struck by a Ford Explorer SUV

Buyers were drawn to SUVs' large cabins, higher ride height, and perceived safety. Full-size SUVs often offered features such as three-row seating, to effectively replace full-size station wagons and minivans. Wagons were seen as old-fashioned. Additionally, full-size SUVs have greater towing capabilities than conventional cars, and can haul trailers, travel trailers (caravans) and boats. Increased ground clearance is useful in climates with heavy snowfall. The very low oil prices of the 1990s helped to keep down running costs. The SUV's image of utility may partly explain its popularity, not least among some women, who constitute more than half of SUV drivers in the U.S. The SUV was one of the most popular choices of vehicle for female drivers in the U.S.[19][20]

Social scientists have drawn on popular folklore such as urban legends to illustrate how marketers have been able to capitalize on the feelings of strength and security offered by SUVs.[21] Popular tales include narratives where mothers save the family from armed robbery and other incidents by taking the automobile off road, for example.

In Australia, SUV sales were helped by the fact that SUVs had much lower import duty than passengers cars did, so that they cost less than similarly equipped imported sedans. However, this gap was gradually narrowed, and in January 2010 the import duty on cars was lowered to match the 5 percent duty on SUVs.[22][23]

Sales of SUVs and other light trucks fell in the mid-2000s because of high oil prices and declining economy. In June 2008, General Motors announced plans to close four truck and SUV plants, including the Oshawa Truck Assembly.[14] The company cited decreased sales of large vehicles in the wake of rising fuel prices.[24] The business model of focusing on SUVs and light trucks, at the expense of more fuel-efficient compact and midsized cars, is blamed for declining sales and profits among Detroit's Big Three automakers since the mid-late 2000s. The Big Three were slower to adapt than their Japanese rivals in producing small cars to meet growing demand due to inflexible manufacturing facilities, which made it unprofitable to build small cars.[25] . However, starting in 2010 SUV and light truck sales have started an upward trend due to lower gas prices and a revival of the North American economy. [26]

  Use in remote areas

SUVs are often driven off-road in places such as farmland and countryside and in countries such as the Australian Outback, Africa, the Middle East, Alaska, northern Canada, western United States, Iceland, South America, Russia and parts of Asia which have limited paved roads and require a vehicle to have all-terrain handling, increased range, and storage capacity. The scarcity of spare parts and the need to carry out repairs quickly resulted in the popularity of vehicles with the bare minimum of electric and hydraulic systems, such as the basic versions of the Land Rover, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota Land Cruiser. SUVs for urban driving have traditionally been developed from their more rugged all-terrain counterparts. For example, the Hummer H1 was developed from the HMMWV, originally developed for the military of the United States.[citation needed]

As many SUV owners never used the off-road capabilities of their vehicle, newer SUVs (including crossovers) now have lower ground clearance and suspension designed primarily for paved roads.[27]

SUVs are also chosen by some buyers as they have more interior space than sedans of similar sizes. In areas with gravel roads in summer and snow and ice in winter, four-wheel drives offer a safety advantage due to their traction advantages under these conditions.[citation needed]

The sport utility vehicles have also gained popularity in some areas of Mexico, specially where there is desert or in cities where drivers easily find potholes, detours, high water and rough roads. Their increasing use is also due to the fact that when traveling out of major populations, a high number of roads are dirt, washboard and mud in the rainy seasons.[28]

  Use in recreation and motorsport

Some highly modified SUVs, together with their more rugged off-road counterparts, are also used to explore places otherwise unreachable by other vehicles. In Australia, China, Europe, South Africa, South America and the United States at least, 4WD clubs have been formed for this purpose. Modified SUVs also take part in races, including the Paris-Dakar Rally, the Baja racing series, TREC events, King of the Hammers in California and the Australian Outback.[citation needed]

The Trophee Andros ice-racing series is another competition where SUVs participate as well.

Many 4x4 mud racing events and other activities take place throughout the US organized by clubs and associations.[29]

The sport utility vehicles are used in many different kinds of tours around the world to reach places otherwise the tourist would not be able to enjoy.

  Luxury SUV

Numerous luxury vehicles in the form of SUVs and pickup trucks are being produced. Luxury SUV is principally a marketing term to sell fancier vehicles which may have higher performance, comfort, technology, or brand image. The term lacks both measurability and verifiability, and it is applied to a broad range of SUV sizes and types.[citation needed]

Nevertheless, the marketing category was created in 1966 with Kaiser Jeep's luxurious Super Wagoneer.[30][31] It was the first SUV to offer a V8 engine, automatic transmission, and luxury car trim and equipment in a serious off-road model. It came with bucket seating, air conditioning, sun roof, and even a vinyl roof. Land Rover followed suit in 1970 by releasing the Range Rover. The trend continued with other competitors adding comfort features to their rudimentary and truck-based models.

The production of luxury models increased in the late 1990s as they generated higher profit margins than ordinary automobiles did.[32][33] For some auto makers, luxury SUVs were the first SUV models they produced. Some of these models are not traditional SUVs based on light truck as they are classified as crossovers.

The luxury SUV class encompasses both smaller 5-passenger SUVs and larger 7-passenger SUVs, with luxury features both inside of the cabin but also in the outside. People who look for a luxury vehicle that offers more cargo capacity than a sedan may prefer a luxury SUV. This is also a vehicle aimed for those who prefer an SUV with a little more style.[34]

Luxury SUVs typically offer the most expected safety features including side airbags, ABS and traction control, and many of them also come with electronic stability control, crash resistant door pillars, dynamic head restraints and back-up sensing systems.[34]

The U.S. News & World Report Rankings and Reviews ranks premium midsize SUVs and crossovers based on an in-depth analysis by its editors of published auto ratings, reviews and test drives.[35] Ranking is based on the score on performance, exterior, interior, safety, and reliability obtained by the vehicles.

  Other names

  Luxury SUVs such as the Range Rover are sometimes referred to as "Toorak tractors" in Australia, referencing the affluent Melbourne suburb of Toorak

In Australia and New Zealand, the term "SUV" is not widely used, except by motoring organisations[36] the press,[37] and industry bodies.[38] Passenger class vehicles designed for off-road use are known as 'four-wheel drives', '4WDs', or '4X4s'. Some manufacturers do refer to their products as SUVs, but others invented names such as XUV,[39] (HSV Avalanche XUV or GMC Envoy XUV) or action utility vehicles (AUVs).[40] The term 'AWD', or all-wheel drive, is used for any vehicle which drives on all four wheels, but may not be designed for off-road use. 'Crossover' is a marketing term for a vehicle which is both four-wheel-drive and primarily a road car.

The pejorative term "Toorak Tractor" is used in Australia to describe vehicles such as Range Rovers used in wealthy urban areas with fine roads, fine dining, and exclusive designer shopping precincts where off-road ability is not required. The term alludes to the affluent Melbourne suburb of Toorak and was used at least as early as the late 1980s. The equivalent term "Chelsea Tractor" became prominent in the United Kingdom around 2004 to describe vehicles such luxury SUVs used in urban areas such as Chelsea, London, where their four-wheel-drive capabilities are not required and the car is believed to be a status symbol rather than a necessity.[41] The term "4X4" (four-by-four) is also common even for vehicles not used in urban areas, and "AWD" is not common in the UK.

In Norway the term "Børstraktor" (Bourse Tractor), meaning stock exchange tractor, serves a similar purpose.[42]

In Finland the term "katumaasturi" is commonly used to designate SUVs.[43][44] It roughly translates to street-off-roader, or street-4x4. This marks the difference with what is called "maasturi" which is a vehicle with off-road capability.

  See also

  References

  1. ^ "sport-utility vehicle". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sport-utility+vehicle. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  2. ^ Yacobucci, Brent D. (2003-04-17). "Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini-Vans, and LightTrucks: An Overview of Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards". CRS Report for Congress. http://www.cnie.org/nle/crsreports/RS20298.pdf. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Cars, Trucks, Buses, and "Nonroad" Equipment". United States Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/airquality/peg_caa/carstrucks.html. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  4. ^ "sport utility vehicle". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved on August 08, 2008.
  5. ^ Bradsher, Keith (2004). High and Mighty: SUVs—The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way. PublicAffairs. ISBN 978-1-58648-203-9. 
  6. ^ a b c Bradsher, p. 40.
  7. ^ Ludel, Moses (1995). Toyota truck & Land Cruiser owner's bible. Robert Bentley. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-8376-0159-5. http://books.google.com/books?id=YjgfZkNUakkC&q=The+advent+and+immediate+success+of+AMC/Jeep's+compact+four-door+Cherokee+turned+the+truck+industry+upside+down. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "From the Battlefield to the Soccer Field". Traffic Safety Center Online Newsletter. Summer 2005. http://www.tsc.berkeley.edu/newsletter/Summer05-SUVs/history.html. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ Powell's Books website: "High and Mighty: SUVs: The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way". Retrieved on May 27, 2008.
  10. ^ Bradsher, p. 41.
  11. ^ Schoenberger, Robert (2008-06-06). "As buyers shun SUVs, expect to pay more for that small car". Cleveland Business News. http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/06/as_buyers_shun_suvs_expect_to.html. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  12. ^ USA Today. 2008-10-16. http://content.usatoday.com/community/tags/topic.aspx?req=tag&tag=Escape%20SUV. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  13. ^ White, Jerry (2000-05-27). "GM, Ford idle 1,365 workers-auto industry layoffs signal coming downturn in US economy". Wsws.org. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/may2000/jobs-m27.shtml. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  14. ^ a b Caw Girds For War[dead link]
  15. ^ "Storied Ford Taurus reaches end of line". Detroit News. 2006–10–23. http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061023/AUTO01/610230304/1148. Retrieved 2007–08–14. [dead link]
  16. ^ Final Ford Taurus interview. ABC News. 2007–07–26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwuCm8hNXgI. 
  17. ^ "So long, friend. Ford producing last Taurus next week". Autoblog. http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/19/so-long-friend-ford-producing-the-last-taurus-next-week/. Retrieved 2007–07–26. 
  18. ^ "Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks". The Truth About Cars. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/ford-taurus-oedipus-wrecks/. Retrieved 2008–04–05. 
  19. ^ Bradsher, 2001
  20. ^ "The 50 Worst Cars Of All Time". Time. 2007-09-07. http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1658545_1658544,00.html. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  21. ^ Robin Croft (2006), Folklore, families and fear: understanding consumption decisions through the oral tradition, Journal of Marketing Management, 22:9/10, pp. 1053-1076, ISSN 0267-257X
  22. ^ "Tariff reduction will soften price rises". Blog.autopeople.com.au. 2008-11-18. http://blog.autopeople.com.au/2008/11/tariff-reduction-will-soften-price-rises/. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  23. ^ "Matters of great import". Carpoint.com.au. 2010-01-06. http://www.carpoint.com.au/news/2010/matters-of-great-import-17863. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  24. ^ "GM: Trucks out, cars in", CNN Money, retrieved on 2008–06–06.
  25. ^ Krisher, Tom (2008-07-03). "Why Honda is growing as Detroit falls behind / No. 2 Japanese automaker opted to focus on small, popular cars - not gas guzzlers". The San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/03/BUUM11IVF4.DTL&type=autos. 
  26. ^ Healey, James. "Surprise: Sales of big SUVs surging faster than small cars". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2010-07-30-suvs30_CV_N.htm. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  27. ^ "The Unstoppable SUV", Keith Naughton. Newsweek, July 2, 2001
  28. ^ "Sport Utility Vehicles - The Car for Desert Roads in Baja California". http://www.bajainsider.com/driving-baja/baja_suvs.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-06. [dead link]
  29. ^ "4x4 Mud Racing Events and Activities". http://www.wisconsinoutdoor.com/4x4.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  30. ^ Gunnell, John (2005). American Cars of the 1960s: A Decade of Diversity. Krause Publications. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-89689-131-9. 
  31. ^ Foster, Patrick (January 2008). "1963 Jeep Wagoneer - Landmark Vehicle". 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine. http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/features/jeep/0801_4wd_1963_jeep_wagoneer/index.html. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  32. ^ Frankel, Ernst G. (2006). Challenging American Leadership: Impact of National Quality on Risk of Losing Leadership. Springer-Verlag. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-4020-4892-0. 
  33. ^ Fonda, Daren (2004-08-30). "The Shrinking SUV". Time. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,994986,00.html. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  34. ^ a b "Buying Guide to New Luxury SUVs". http://www.carsdirect.com/research/new_cars/buying_guides/suvs/luxury_suvs. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  35. ^ "SUV Rankings: Luxury Midsize SUVs". http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/Luxury-Midsize-SUVs/. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  36. ^ "rising costs hit motorists_ hip pockets - RACV". Motoring.racv.com.au. 2007-05-29. https://motoring.racv.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/racv/internet/auxiliary/news+_+events/media+releases/rising+costs+hit+motorists_+hip+pockets. Retrieved 2009-10-05. [dead link]
  37. ^ Betts, Alyssa (2009-09-30). "Fire heroes pull boy from burning car". Herald Sun (News.com.au). http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25818777-5012748,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  38. ^ "VFACTS Sales Reports". FCAI. http://www.fcai.com.au/sales. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  39. ^ "HSV's Mr Versatility". Hsv.com.au. 2004-02-19. http://www.hsv.com.au/news/2004/xuv.html. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  40. ^ "Toyota Hilux AUV". Toyota.com.au. http://www.toyota.com.au/hilux. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  41. ^ Campbell, Denis (2004-09-26). "Terminator guns for the Chelsea Tractor". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2004/sep/26/usnews.theobserversuknewspages. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  42. ^ Sæter, Embret (2009-11-26). "Bloddopet børstraktor" (in Norwegian). DN.no. http://www.dn.no/dnBil/article1783421.ece. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  43. ^ "Skoda Yeti: Katumaasturi vai mikä?" (in Finish). Netti Auto. http://www.nettiauto.com/viewArticle.php?id=206. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  44. ^ date=2010-12-11 "Kia Sportage on muhkea katumaasturi" (in Finish). autot.oikotie.fi. http://autot.oikotie.fi/koeajo/kia-sportage-on-muhkea-katumaasturi/19413 date=2010-12-11. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

  Further reading

  • Bradsher, Keith (2004). High and Mighty: SUVs—The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way. PublicAffairs. ISBN 978-1-58648-203-9. 
  • Josh Lauer. "Driven to Extremes: Fear of Crime and the Rise of the Sport Utility Vehicle in the United States", Crime, Media, Culture, vol. 1, no. 2 (2005), OCLC 201726443 pp. 149–168.
  • Adam Penenberg. Tragic Indifference: One Man's Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. HarperBusiness. ISBN 0-06-009058-8.
  • Gladwell, M. "Big and bad." (2004, January 12). The New Yorker, LXXIX, 28–30. Retrieved on 2008–05–12.

  External links

Media related to Sport utility vehicle at Wikimedia Commons

   
               

 

All translations of Sport_utility_vehicle


sensagent's content

  • definitions
  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • encyclopedia

Dictionary and translator for handheld

⇨ New : sensagent is now available on your handheld

   Advertising ▼

sensagent's office

Shortkey or widget. Free.

Windows Shortkey: sensagent. Free.

Vista Widget : sensagent. Free.

Webmaster Solution

Alexandria

A windows (pop-into) of information (full-content of Sensagent) triggered by double-clicking any word on your webpage. Give contextual explanation and translation from your sites !

Try here  or   get the code

SensagentBox

With a SensagentBox, visitors to your site can access reliable information on over 5 million pages provided by Sensagent.com. Choose the design that fits your site.

Business solution

Improve your site content

Add new content to your site from Sensagent by XML.

Crawl products or adds

Get XML access to reach the best products.

Index images and define metadata

Get XML access to fix the meaning of your metadata.


Please, email us to describe your idea.

WordGame

The English word games are:
○   Anagrams
○   Wildcard, crossword
○   Lettris
○   Boggle.

Lettris

Lettris is a curious tetris-clone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Each square carries a letter. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble English words (left, right, up, down) from the falling squares.

boggle

Boggle gives you 3 minutes to find as many words (3 letters or more) as you can in a grid of 16 letters. You can also try the grid of 16 letters. Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. See if you can get into the grid Hall of Fame !

English dictionary
Main references

Most English definitions are provided by WordNet .
English thesaurus is mainly derived from The Integral Dictionary (TID).
English Encyclopedia is licensed by Wikipedia (GNU).

Copyrights

The wordgames anagrams, crossword, Lettris and Boggle are provided by Memodata.
The web service Alexandria is granted from Memodata for the Ebay search.
The SensagentBox are offered by sensAgent.

Translation

Change the target language to find translations.
Tips: browse the semantic fields (see From ideas to words) in two languages to learn more.

last searches on the dictionary :

4973 online visitors

computed in 0.078s

   Advertising ▼

I would like to report:
section :
a spelling or a grammatical mistake
an offensive content(racist, pornographic, injurious, etc.)
a copyright violation
an error
a missing statement
other
please precise:

Advertize

Partnership

Company informations

My account

login

registration

   Advertising ▼

Porsche : Cayenne Base Sport Utility 4-Door 2005 Porsche Cayenne Sport Utility 4-Door 3.2L w/NAV!! (19900.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Acura : MDX Base Sport Utility 4-Door 2003 ACURA MDX - ONLY 113k MILES - IN GREAT CONDITION (6900.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Toyota : Land Cruiser Base Sport Utility 4-Door 05 LAND CRUISER NAVIGATION 3 REAR DVD ENTERTAINMENT TVS HEATED SEATS SUNROOF FL (24500.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

GMC : Yukon Denali Sport Utility 4-Door GPS Navigation Leather Moonroof DVD Entertainment Heated Seats Low miles (11999.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

GMC : Acadia SLT Sport Utility 4-Door 2012 GMC Acadia SLT Sport Utility 4-Door 3.6L (21800.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Honda : Element EX Sport Utility 4-Door 2009 HONDA ELEMENT EX AWD REBUILT/ TITLE (9900.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Porsche : Cayenne Turbo Sport Utility 4-Door 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Sport Utility 4-Door 4.8L (75391.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Porsche : Cayenne Turbo Sport Utility 4-Door CARFAX CERTIFIED, 1 OWNER, NEW PORSCHE TRADE, COOLANT PIPES CHANGED - STUNNER!!! (21800.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

GMC : Yukon Denali Sport Utility 4-Door GMC: Yukon Denali Custom 26" Asanti wheels Navigation/DVD AWD V8 4dr (23991.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Lincoln : Aviator Base Sport Utility 4-Door 2005 Lincoln Aviator Sport Utility Black Out Edition V8 4.6L 6K Miles Per Year (12995.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Acura : MDX Base Sport Utility 4-Door 2011 Acura MDX AWD, 1-Owner, Leather, Moonroof, Power Liftgate, More! (27500.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Land Rover : Range Rover HSE Sport Utility 4-Door 2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Sport Utility 4-Door 4.6L New Motor @ 60k Miles (9300.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Hummer : H2 Base Sport Utility 4-Door HUMMER H2 SUNROOF AIR RIDE SUSPENSION 3RD ROW SEAT LEATHER 86K NEW TIRES (18977.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Honda : Pilot Touring Sport Utility 4-Door 2013 HONDA PILOT TOURING AWD REBUILT/TITLE (20500.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Cadillac : Escalade Platinum Sport Utility 4-Door 2008 Cadillac Escalade - Platinum Edition - Fully Loaded! Extended Warranty Incl (29500.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Land Rover : Range Rover Sport HSE Sport Utility 4-Door 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE V6 Supercharged Loaded (100000.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Ford : Expedition 4WD 4dr SSV 2008 Ford Expedition EL XLT 4x4 Leather CLEAN!!!! (10990.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

Toyota : 4Runner Limited LIMITED 4x4 WARRANTY 1 Owner Serv Hist Htd Lthr Seats 18s Boards Snrf! (17900.0 USD)

Commercial use of this term

1 NIB 2014 HESS Gasoline GAS Limited Edition Mini Truck Sport Utility Vehicle (13.99 USD)

Commercial use of this term