Seattle Auto Show Official Guide
port-utility vehicles are one
of motoring’s most popular
vehicle segments for a reason:
They help us get the most out of our
The key word is “utility,” whether
it’s transporting a family or sports
team, heading off-road on vacation
or holding our own in the morning
commute. SUVs are generally two-
or four-door wagons, characterized
by versatile cargo areas and a higher
driving stance than a traditional car.
Crossovers (CSUVs) are lighter-duty
vehicles that blend the utility of a
wagon with the economy and comfort
of a sedan.
Historically, SUVs and CSUVs have
not boasted fuel economy at the top
of their selling points. Happily, there
is major progress in this area as more
manufacturers are offering hybrids
and more efficient gas-powered
Styling can go from mainstream to
magnificent, as luxury brands includ-
ing Cadillac, Land Rover, Lexus, Infin-
iti and Mercedes-Benz have joined the
marketplace alongside more tradi-
tional SUV/CSUV manufacturers
such as Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Jeep,
Toyota, Mazda and Nissan.
Highlights this year include the
Ford Escape, Chevy Traverse, Hyundai
Tucson, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5,
Mercedes-Benz ML350, Infiniti JX,
GMC Terrain, Range Rover Evoque,
BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Acura MDX,
Buick Enclave and Kia Sorento.
SUVs, crossovers work hard and play hard
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Above: Chevy Traverse. Below left: Kia Sorento. Below right: Hyundai Tucson.