2014 Green SUV & CUV Buyer's Guide - Which Made Top 10?
2014 Green SUV & CUV Buyer's Guide
written by Martha Hindes
The year 2014 could be a fantastic or frustrating one for hypermiling crossover vehicle fans — those who specialize in wringing every possible bit of energy, and distance, from a vehicle fuel source. A tantalizing group of cutting edge, fuel-starving green SUVs and CUVs peeks out from the pages of glossy automotive magazines. They leap off the fluid screens of internet blog sites. They highlight conversations of tree hugging enthusiasts over their water filtering bottles as they travel, with tender footsteps, across fields, ford streams, climb rocks and breathe in the essence of the clean air they are determined to protect. Those futuristic vehicles—that might have made the Jetsons green with envy—hint at the extraordinary research, development, and cost, from car companies trying to find new, previously unimaginable ways to cut the energy footprint of getting from here to there.
Combined with the promise of an ecologically sound means of transport, they seem to be the perfect answer for an increasingly clogged environment that conservationists avow desperately needs cleaner, less earth sullying vehicles. These trendy, coveted and ultimately usable people haulers seem to have it all — the perfect size and shape for a number of travel needs from hauling some goods to carrying a small group of people to subbing as a mobile office or at times a service vehicle, such as a green taxi.