What is the most important feature for an SUV?
Consider it a sign of the times: When today’s customers are shopping for a new SUV, it’s not rugged good looks or high ground clearance that are at the top of their wish lists, and it’s not horsepower or hauling capabilities, either. A versatile interior? Nope, and it wasn’t the presence of a fancy all-wheel-drive system or the latest technologies. Instead the No. 1 factor driving purchase consideration for SUV shoppers in the latest Autobytel auto poll is fuel economy! And it wasn’t really close, as twice as many survey respondents chose fuel-efficiency their top factor in the shopping process as compared to those who wanted three-row seating, the second-most important feature.