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2017 Compact SUV Comparison - Kelley Blue Book
2017 Compact SUV Comparison - Kelley Blue Book
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2013-2014 Compact Crossover Shootout: Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and More
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2014 Compact SUV Comparison - Kelley Blue Book
2014 Compact SUV Comparison - Kelley Blue Book
Published: 2014/05/06
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Best Selling Compact SUV in India 2017 Full HD Quality Officlal Videos
Best Selling Compact SUV in India 2017 Full HD Quality Officlal Videos
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Compact SUV
Published: 2017/03/08
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MotorWeek | Comparison Test: Compact SUV Challenge
MotorWeek | Comparison Test: Compact SUV Challenge
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Best Small SUVs and Compact Crossovers of 2017 in Australia
Published: 2017/05/06
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2017 Kia Sportage First Test Drive Review - The compact SUV class just got a lot tougher
Published: 2016/03/14
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Published: 2012/07/23
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2007-2008 Compact Crossovers | Comparison Test | Edmunds.com
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TOP 6 Best Compact SUV Coming In 2018
Published: 2017/05/01
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Top 10 Best Compact SUVs 2017
Top 10 Best Compact SUVs 2017
Published: 2016/05/21
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Upcoming Compact SUV in INDIA 2017 That you Must Wait to Buy
Published: 2017/01/15
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Published: 2017/07/11
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10 Amazing Compact SUVs with the Most Cargo Space For 2017-2018
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Published: 2017/08/23
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TOYOTA RUSH COMPACT SUV 2016
Published: 2016/01/24
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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V Compact SUV Comparison
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Published: 2013/05/21
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Published: 2017/08/01
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Jeep Compass 2017 overview (compact suv)
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2018 GMC Terrain Compact SUV
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Five best upcoming crossover-compact SUV cars in India 2017
Five best upcoming crossover-compact SUV cars in India 2017
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Compact sport utility vehicle, also known as Compact SUV, is a class of small sport utility vehicles that is larger than mini SUVs but smaller than mid-size SUVs with a length roughly between 4.25 to 4.60 metres (167 to 181 in).

Background[edit]

According to Bob Lutz, an executive at several car companies, American Motors (AMC) "invented an all-new automotive segment—the compact sport utility vehicle" with the original compact Jeep Cherokee two- and four-door models.[1]

The modern compact SUV models were introduced in 1983. General Motors released the two-door Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, a four-wheel drive wagon with a four-cylinder engine as standard.[2] Mid-year, Ford brought out the Ford Bronco II. Both models were body-on-frame designs based on each automaker's small pickup trucks, the Chevrolet S-10 and Ford Ranger respectively. Chevrolet's S-10 pickup based baby Blazer came with an all-steel, permanent roof and a top-hinged rear hatch.[3] The Bronco II's general dimensions, drive train, and cab details were identical to those of the compact truck with differences in the interior only aft of the doors.[4] Both were station wagon-like vehicles with seating for four adults and an enclosed cargo area, while their similar compact truck versions that would normally fit two and have an open load bed.

Jeep Cherokee (XJ), the first purpose-designed unibody compact SUV

The first purpose-designed unibody compact SUV, and the first with four-doors, was the Jeep Cherokee (XJ).[5] It was introduced by American Motors Corporation in 1983 for the 1984 model year and was produced almost unchanged through 2001 in the U.S., and through 2005 in China. Automobile magazine called it a "masterpiece" of automotive design with room for five passengers and their cargo.[6]

Although the compact XJ Cherokee shared its name from the full-size SJ model, it had no true pickup truck heritage, but came in both four and two-door versions that were extremely capable off-road. While the competing SUVs were adaptations of trucks, Jeep did not sell many pickup trucks so they designed a SUV first; starting with a 4-door version and featuring a very strong, lightweight unibody construction like most passenger cars, as well as with a lightweight "link/coil" suspension design that was praised by the automotive press for its superior ride, performance, and handling.[7] The original Jeep XJ combined a passenger car comfort with a rugged chassis for ease of driving in difficult conditions, and established the modern SUV market segment.[8]

The compact Cherokee's design, appearance, and sales popularity spawned imitators as other automakers noticed that the Jeep XJ models began replacing regular cars.[9] Compact SUVs have become an alternative to the minivans for families who need cargo space.[10] While almost unchanged since its introduction, Cherokee XJ production continued through 2005 in China, and was one of the best-selling compact SUVs in the world.[11] There were over 2.8 million Jeep XJs built in the U.S. between 1984 and 2001.[12]

Current models[edit]

Most current compact SUVs since the mid-2000s are crossover SUVs, of monocoque construction and limited off-road capabilities. These models are often derived from a compact car or small family automobile platform. As with crossover SUVs, third-row seating became optional on most models, such as the Toyota RAV4 and the Mitsubishi Outlander. Since 1977 and till nowadays the Soviet/Russian AvtoVAZ factory produces its compact SUV - Lada Niva, which was very popular in many European countries, especially Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Latin America till nowadays (it's assembling in Greece, Romania, Colombia, Uruguay, Jordan. It became the first wheeled vehicle to spend more than ten years in Antarctica (in 1990-2001). Some current compact SUVs have some features which resemble compact MPVs and regular hatchbacks, but still offer many of the perks of standard SUVs, like increased towing capacity and ample cargo space; examples of this are the Luxgen U6, Honda CR-V, SEAT Altea Freetrack, Renault Koleos, Nissan X-Trail, Dacia (Renault) Duster and Hyundai Tucson/ix35. Most automakers create new market niches by mixing segments with the goal of attracting new customers. On the other hand, some compact SUVs appear SUV-like and are regarded as smaller-size alternatives to medium-size SUVs in a manufacturer's line. The Ford Escape, introduced in 2001, is an example. Others, such as the Jeep Liberty, Range Rover Evoque, or Toyota FJ Cruiser have independent front suspension and a rack-and-pinion steering setup, but remain purpose built for off-road performance.[13]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lutz, Robert A. (2003). Guts: 8 laws of business from one of the most innovative Business Leaders of Our Time. Wiley. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-471-46322-1. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Foster, Patrick R. (2004). The Story of Jeep. Krause Publications. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-87349-735-0. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Dunne, Jim (June 1982). "'83 Preview". Popular Science. 220 (6): 67. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Dunne, Jim (May 1983). "Ford's new off-road compact Bronco II". Popular Science. 222 (5): 85. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Foster, p. 246.
  6. ^ Cumberford, Robert (April 2009). "20 greatest cars". Automobile Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2015. Great designs never grow old, a truth no better confirmed than by designer Dick Teague's masterpiece, the Jeep Cherokee. Possibly the best SUV shape of all time, it is the paradigmatic model to which other designers have since aspired 
  7. ^ Boberg, Evan. "History of the Jeep Liberty". allpar.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Burgan, Michael (2005). The Automobile. Gareth Stevens Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 9780836858006. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Bradsher, Keith (2002). High and Mighty: SUVs - the World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way. PublicAffairs. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-58648-123-0. 
  10. ^ "At a Glance: competition between the segments". The Power report: Volume 20. J.D. Power and Associates. 1998. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Foster, p. 242.
  12. ^ Zappe, Eric (2015). Jeep Cherokee XJ Performance Upgrades: 1984-2001 (Revised ed.). CarTech. p. 9. ISBN 9781613251768. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2006. Consumer Reports. 2005. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-9755388-3-8. 

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