Here we go, lets see what our Passport friend think...
Your explanation makes sense. I guess I was focused more on the S = sport for sporty/recreational use cases such as camping, use on dirt roads, etc. that the Passport supports vs just use as a more versatile on-road vehicle with AWD.Some people would argue that a SUV is suppose to be “body on frame” , which I use to think too.
In my opinion SUV stands for
S= sport “paddle shifters, some what fast, Cool wheels”
U= utility “Lots of cargo area, 5,000lbs towing capacity, top of the line AWD”
V= vehicle “ gets 5 people from point A to point B in comfort”
That is my reasoning for choosing the Passport as a SUV..
Fully agree. Nobody really defined the term SUV to begin with and both, SUV and Crossover, are equally applicable to the Passport and similar vehicles.I would also argue it's both. The "crossover" term was coined by the auto industry simply to distinguish a vehicle with some SUV-like features, but on a unibody platform. Now I see that people want to reserve the "SUV" term strictly for body-on-frame. But the features and capabilities of the two types are very blurred at times, especially for a vehicle like the Passport.