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Old 07-22-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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They used to be nice and boxy but now they make all so "sleek" looking that they look like hatchbacks on stilts.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Safety regulations, mpg requirements. Most of them are based off of cars and lack a true frame.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:59 AM
 
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There are plenty that still do look like SUVs, ford explorer, 4 door jeeps, honda pilot. It seems to me boxy is actually coming back.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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Some people have ugly taste.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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It's popular to blame everything on safety and gas mileage. Box oo no box has nothing to do with either. Matter of fact, those sloped rears are terrible for headroom.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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Because an egg shape is more aerodynamic than a box.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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They used to be nice and boxy but now they make all so "sleek" looking that they look like hatchbacks on stilts.

The change from "boxee" to "sleek" is all about low wind resistance for best possible fuel MPG.
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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They used to be nice and boxy but now they make all so "sleek" looking that they look like hatchbacks on stilts.
I'm looking for a 'boxy' SUV as we speak! I just gave my son my 09 Ford Explorer and am looking. Honda Pilot (older models) seems promising and a few others I've seen.


To me . all the newer SUV's just look like some version of a station wagon.
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle, NC
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We talking actual SUVs or crossovers here?
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: IN
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They used to be nice and boxy but now they make all so "sleek" looking that they look like hatchbacks on stilts.
That's why I like the original boxy crossover SUV, Subaru Forester. The best visibility of any SUV, and one of the best driving vehicles in the snow.
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