In the 90's SUVs were a big (really big) status symbol. But then with the recession and gas prices, status gave way to sensible. But SUVs are back and demand for them is on the rise. However today's consumer is looking for function over form and according to Stephanie Brinley, Automotive Analyst at IHS "people who buy large SUV's now actually buy them for the capabilities that they can give them. Facebook : Twitter : Youtube : A Ventuno Production :