I hate to disappoint all of you but the reality is far more mundane. The vehicles produced by domestic automakers are developed by people who predominantly live in the Detroit Area. Those of you live in other parts of the country and have never visited the Great Lakes state might be shocked by what passes for a road around these parts. Generally the only thing worse than the way our thoroughfares are constructed is the way that they are maintained. Particularly at this time of the year when temperatures cycle rapidly between frigid and spring-like, what passes for pavement tends to disintegrate at a frightening rate. Potholes that tear up wheels and suspension components are a regular feature. These SUVs are created by people who regularly commute on these roads and they are designed to survive this environment.