A few years out of college I had my mind set on buying an SUV. I just thought SUVs were cool. Back in the mids, gas was pretty cheap, cheaper than today even. My current ride is a Honda Fit subcompact that gets over 35 miles per gallon in city driving and can haul a washing machine without a problem. The insurance, fuel, and repair costs are quite low.
How to Drive a Big Car
Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars – Abandoned Cubicle
In doing so, Ford is going unconventional with its most conventional vehicle, a large sedan with a curb weight of almost two tons. The goal in , of course, is to provide full-size accommodations with something closer to pint-size fuel economy. It is a tactic that makes the Taurus, with a combined city-highway rating of 26 m. In second place is the Toyota Avalon , with a combined rating of 24 m. When its popularity dimmed to near invisibility, it was replaced by the Five Hundred.
4 Cylinders in a Big Car: Sometimes Less Is More
What a difference three decades makes. The need to accommodate the evolving American family and offer even more passenger and cargo space, and provide stronger crash protection, has caused most cars and trucks to swell. Take the average minivan today, which is some 17 feet long by over six-feet wide — longer than a HUMVEE and nearly as wide. Here are a few pointers to get you out of the driveway and onto the road. Adjustments for size are crucial.
Last week we attempted to debunk the myth that red cars get more tickets and cost more to insure. This week we will tackle another common belief that bigger cars are inherently safer. The basis of this belief stems from parents who think that teenage drivers will be safer in a big SUV compared to a small economy car. Bigger cars have more mass and should therefore hold the advantage in a head-to-head crash. This theory seems like it might be true, so we will see if we can prove it one way or the other.