Kia Niro? It’s my wife’s likely next car. Has a hatch and can be pretty loaded up with options. I’ve seen CPO loaded up Touring trims in the $17-19k range.
I’m not arguing about it, I’m explaining that most folks do not experience it in the way you do.
Well yeah minivans are better still but that’s a bridge too far for many people who drive SUVs.
Yeah I should clarify. It’s based on number of vehicles produced. Obviously car manufacturers want to actually sell those vehicles, but they can look at their overall fleet projected sales and say, for example, “well we’re going to make this many bigass trucks that will put us this much out of compliance for CAFE, so… Read more
It’s not complete horseshit, at least insofar as it encourages manufacturers to offer more efficient vehicles to hit their CAFE numbers. Even if the manufacturers aren’t required to sell a lot of those more efficient vehicles to hit their CAFE numbers, they still have to go through the trouble of designing and… Read more
Fuel economy and environmental impact are not the only ways that bigass trucks can potentially impact people who don’t drive bigass trucks. The bigass trucks can also crash into other smaller vehicles and/or pedestrians, and all else being equal, getting crashed into by a bigger-asser vehicle is less survivable than… Read more