Latest Criticism of sport utility vehicles Stories

SUVs Safer Than Cars Regardless Of Safety Rating
2013-05-15 11:11:27

Even if a car has a better safety rating than an SUV, the driver in the smaller vehicle is more likely to be the one killed in a head-on collision between the two different types of automobiles, according to research being presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) in Atlanta.

2011-04-25 10:59:00

Small, Efficient Cars Now Neck and Neck With "True SUVs" at 7 Percent Each; Surging Gas Prices and Growing Strength of Economy Fuel Hybrids, Other High-MPG Vehicles. WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High gas prices and a recovering economy led to a 46 percent increase in hybrid and clean diesel sales in March 2011 compared to March 2010, a jump that was about three times higher than the increase in the overall car market last month, according to auto analyst...

2011-04-18 16:21:00

CHICAGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Best-of lists are always intriguing, but one automotive website expands its 2011 picks to include such unique choices as the Best Car for the Plus-Sized, the Best Family Hybrid, and the Best Inexpensive SUV. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/CG85029) These and other novel categories are included in the 2011 Best of iGuida, a roundup of the year's top new cars, hybrids, electric vehicles, SUVs, minivans and trucks.

2011-01-07 05:00:00

DETROIT, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

2009-03-27 15:30:00

The federal government has imposed the first increase in mileage standards for passenger cars, and increased the floor for SUVs and pickups beginning with 2011 models.

2008-12-17 06:48:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers in the market for a new car or truck now have the opportunity to see what vehicles the editors of Car and Driver, the world's No.

2008-06-20 15:00:09

U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Co. said Friday it would trim truck production while gearing up production on small cars and crossovers. Ford said it was responding to continued deterioration in the U.S. business environment and the accelerated shift away from large trucks and SUVs.

2006-08-03 09:25:00

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it is recalling about 1.2 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans in the United States because a faulty speed control deactivation switch may cause fires.