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Here are five more things that nobody tells you about SUVs.

SUVs can’t change direction quickly

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SUVs have a tall design, which shifts the center-of-gravity to a higher position. The softer suspension set-up mixed with a high centre of gravity makes many SUVs slow handlers. SUVs have high mass and it is difficult to change the direction of mass quickly.

Shifting lanes at high speed or taking a turn at high speed may cause the SUV to lose its control. Even the smallest turns at high speed can cause a large degree of body roll in SUVs. Hence, they are not the best vehicles when it comes to handling.

Driving SUVs need more experience

SUVs are bigger vehicles and need more attention than experience. Modern day SUVs come with car-like drive feel with power steering. The high-seating position of the SUVs along with commanding a view of the road makes them very intimidating on the roads and hence, most of the vehicle give way to the SUVs. SUVs need special attention because of the high centre-of-gravity but they can be driven by anyone who can drive regular vehicles.

SUVs can be fun to drive too

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SUVs can be fun to drive in a special way. Yes, they have high body roll and softer suspension set-up but with commanding road view, the SUVs can be good fun to drive. Not to forget, the special places where only cars with high-ground clearance, like only the SUVs can go. Also, there are many SUVs that are built for high-speed and are faster than other types of vehicles.

If you can drive a hatchback/sedan, you can drive an SUV

SUVs do not require any extra effort to drive. Almost all the modern SUVs drive like regular cars. There are a lot of people who think that the SUVs cannot be driven by everyone because of their huge size and power. That’s not true. If the driver is careful and attentive, he or she can drive any SUV.

All SUVs have high seating position

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Well, the high-seating position is one of the USPs of the SUVs but not all the SUVs have a high-seating position. For example, Honda CR-V has a regular crossover seat height which makes it more car like to drive. There are many SUVs that have low seating position and are still classified as SUVs in the market.

Shantonil Nag

Shantonil brings a refined blend of expertise and enthusiasm to motoring journalism at With a career spanning over 11 years, he anchors Cartoq's insightful car reviews and test drives. His journalistic journey began as a correspondent at, where he honed his skills in content writing and scripting car reviews. Later, as Senior Editor for, his expanded role included curating and structuring web content. At, his expanded role includes assisting the video team to create high-quality car reviews. (Full bio)