Not all large SUVs are created equal in terms of safety, features

Large SUVs are becoming more and more popular, but when considering safety ratings and important features, all large SUVs are not created equal, Fremont Motors said on its website. said large SUVs are "...the fastest growing mainstream segment in the U.S. with an increase of 11 percent," the posting said. For a family with several members, it can be convenient in terms of space and comfort. But there are other factors that are important when considering which kind of SUV is best.

Fremont Motors compared three 2017 SUVs : the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and the GMC Yukon.

Regarding safety ratings, each vehicle received 5 out of 5 stars for frontal crash and side crash. For overall rating, the Expedition was the only vehicle to get 5 stars, and the other two lost a star. When it came to rollover stars, the Expedition still came out on top with 4 out of 5 stars, while the other two tied with 3 out of 5 stars, the posting said.

All three SUVs have great features, but some have more than others, and some come with a bigger price tag. The Yukon has features such as forward collision alert, low speed forward automatic braking, front and rear park assist, and rear cross traffic alert. The Expedition has the highly praised Safety Canopy system, which is basically side airbag curtains. The majority of the Tahoe's best features are only available when purchasing upgraded levels. For mid- to high- trim levels, purchasers can receive the forward collision alert system, the automatic collision prep package and OnStar automatic crash response.

Though SUVs are convenient and popular, taking these factors into consideration before making your purchase will be smart and definitely come in handy, the posting said.

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