Small Sport Utility Vehicles

Due to the constant rise in the fuel prices, small sport utility vehicles market has actually changed quite a bit in last some years. However, people are still looking for a vehicle that holds five to eight passengers. They are still looking for an SUV having massive cargo place and roomy interiors. They are still looking for the 4WD and in the end; they still want that large towing capacity on small sport utility vehicles. The towing capacity of a small SUV is the maximum weight the vehicle can tow and this weight is measured in terms of pounds. Some other features of the small SUV relevant to the towing capabilities of SUVs are its engine size and total size.

Compact or small sport utility vehicles and a crossover are some of the highest selling automobiles in US. Although they are not capable of hauling as much as the larger SUVs, they can hold their own when it comes to towing capabilities. There is no proper definition for the term small SUV. However, generally an SUV is considered as compact or small when it measures less than 106 inches in the wheelbase. This is the distance from the center of rear wheel hub to the center of the front one.

Most small SUVs will provide you the towing capacity that you need and in addition, more features than their larger and more fuel-consuming counterparts, such as sleeker design, excellent fuel consumption and driving comforts. There are many people looking for a suitable vehicle to carry their boat. The small SUVs are capable of towing the small boats of up to 7000 pounds.

2012 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

This is a 4WD small SUV manufactured by Chrysler. This small SUV hit the roads first in 1987, went through many changes in subsequent years, and still maintains its popularity. The unique feature that defines this small SUV is the use of front and rear live axles. There are different models of Jeep Wrangler available with prices ranging from $20,000 to $32,000. However, before deciding you need to settle on the trim. All the sports utility vehicles have some different features to offer. All these models have a 3.8 liter, 202 HP V6 engine.

This compact SUV comes with a 4 liter, 3956 cc engine. The Wrangler can use unleaded fuel and provides a mileage of 13.1 mpg. The vehicle comes with multi-point fuel injection system. The engine offers 134 KW of power, 180 HP@4750 rpm or 220 ft lb@4000 rpm. The small SUV received four stars in crash test ratings. The vehicle having 4WD has received excellent marks in handling and off-the-road performance.

The new Jeep Wrangler is designed to close and open simply. All the versions of the small sized SUV are available with a removable hardtop or folding soft tops. You can get the Wrangler with both automatic and manual transmissions. There are several features available in the SUV. You can check them out in the showroom.