Subcompact SUVs: What Exactly Are They?
All these SUV terms can be confusing, compacts, subcompact and small cars
I know you have the question burning inside you whenever you see an SUV commercial on TV or on YouTube. Don’t be shy now, you know the question right?
What is a subcompact SUV?
What makes a car qualify as a subcompact?
A subcompact SUV is a type of sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a smaller body size than a traditional SUV. It usually ranges from about 140 to 160 inches in length, and is slightly larger than a compact car.
Subcompact SUVs typically offer seating for five passengers, with two rows of seats, and they come with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive as an option. They also tend to have more cargo space than a compact car and are often available with a variety of safety and convenience features, such as a rearview camera and Bluetooth technology.
Ok so there, I hope any confusions about subcompact are gone now.
Just remember the main points which are:
- They seat 5 passengers.
- They range 140 to 160 inches in length (most importantly).
- They have a touch more cargo space than compact SUVs
- They have two rows of seats
These vehicles are ideal for those who need more cargo space than a car can offer, but don’t want to sacrifice fuel economy or maneuverability.