Lots of the SUVs I see around all seem to be 4x4, otherwise they're just minivans. I know out where I am many have them because of snow. Lots of rural areas and farms with unpaved gravel or dirt roads, so you're kinda "off roading" even if you don't intend to be. But I don't understand the people who get them who don't need that much room. They're not into sports which require hauling kayaks or bikes. They don't have families so don't need lots of cargo space for hauling kids and stuff around. They're just singles who seem to like having a big ol' honkin vehicle.