SUVs are big and powerful cars for everyone, which help to overcome the most difficult road sections. However, few people know that a jeep is not always something huge. Let’s look at their classification and find out the average size of this brainchild of the automotive industry.
Classification of SUVs by size
All SUVs are divided into three groups according to the average length suv:
- compact – more of a city car, which does not make parking problems, and the dimensions do not exceed 4.4 m;
- mid-size – incredible, but today most of the modern SUVs with a length of 4.4 to 4.7 m fall into this category;
- full-size – large and roomy cars that have a length of 4.7 to 4.8 m.
And so, we managed to find out the average size of classic SUVs – 4.4-4.7 m. Mid-size cars are considered the most demanded cars on the market.have a good capacity for 5-7 people and a large enough space for luggage. At the same time, cars are well passable in rough terrain and can be used for driving outside the city. They are often chosen as a family car, which is convenient both in the city and beyond its territory. The engine displacement of such machines is usually small – about 2.5-3.5 liters.
It is noteworthy that mid-size SUVs are produced in various price segments, so everyone can buy a car of this class for themselves. The pricing will be influenced by: brand, age, mileage of the car and, of course, its equipment.
Typical representatives of mid-size SUVs
Jeep Grand Cherokee is a well-known representative of frame jeeps of this group. Its length is 4.7 m, width is about 1.9 m, and height is 1.7 m. High ground clearance provides excellent cross-country ability in difficult areas – 21 cm.
Kia Sorento is another popular mid-size SUV model. Its dimensions are as follows:
- length – almost 4.6 m, width 1.9 m, height 1.7;
- clearance – 20 cm.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – has a length of about 4.7 m, width and height of 1.8 m. The ground clearance is high enough to easily overcome off-road – 21.5 cm.
How to choose the right SUV for yourself?
To choose a suitable SUV, first of all, it is worth to outline its basic operating conditions.
To travel on impassable off-road: windbreaks, ravines, wetlands, we choose a full-fledged frame jeep, with the maximum number of functions that help to overcome any obstacles: permanent four-wheel drive, high ground clearance from 20 cm, wide-profile tires, etc.
For city driving and beyond, mid-size SUVs with all-wheel drive or plug-in drive, independent front suspension, main frame and manual transmission are suitable.
Urban variants or “SUVs” are purchased more for status, so everyone sets their own requirements. There will be no particular restrictions on the choice here.