I guess the newest marketing gimmick to come along is re-branding small SUVs as “crossovers”.

I saw an advertisment on the web today for the Chevy Traverse. It looks pretty much like an SUV to me. Says it can carry up to 8 people. In my book that is an SUV.

Anyway, the EPA rates this thing at 17mpg in the city, and 24 on the highway. So you know in real life it probably gets worse than that.

If this is what GM can come up with the approach of peak oil (or perhaps on the downside of the slope), I can’t say I’m in favor of giving them a dime of borrowed government money to bail them out.  Just another good reason to keep my 7 bicycles.