Well they started off being four wheel drive trucks with perminate back shells on. So they were both a truck and an off road vehicle and could seat more passengers. Now everyone calls everything an suv, even if it does not have four wheel drive. I think we should start calling them by there real name like, rodeo, jeep, 4 runner, tahoe etc...
by dave carl smith August 5, 2005
A vehicle that when driven is comprable to drunk driving. In other words, the offending driver is likely to walk away without a scratch, while the victim is usually just fucked.
I got hit by an SUV, but it's ok, because I got a million bucks. And all I had to do was break my neck!
by combat_rock November 29, 2003
1. A practical vehicle if you live in rural Michigan and actually have a need for 4 wheel drive.

2. An nauseatingly irresponsible vehicle if you live in Miami and drive it solely because noone going to tell you that you can't.

Regardless, there is no reason that auto manufacturers shouldn't be required to increase the fuel efficiency of these beasts.
If you drive an SUV and bitch about gas prices, you are a fucking asshole and might even be our current president.
N8gger
"Hey was that a jogger that killed all those white grannies?"
"No--just an SUV."
by Louis XXV January 3, 2022
abbrev: Soccermoms United in Vacuousness
"Our boys are dying in some desert somewhere for these SUV's"
by jethro January 16, 2004
Traffic is already messed up during rush hour as it is. Neurotic Soccer Mom is personally transporting the little tykes in the SUV because of obvious safety concerns with BIG YELLOW VEHICLE that you could basically see from Mars. Her driving skills also being obviously superior.
by ponder October 30, 2003