Full frame SUVs have more TRUCK like ride because...it's TRUCK derived. Although the new 4Runner is full frame, it rides very well but is no slouch to off roading.
The unibody SUV is cheaper to make because car companies can already utilize existing car platforms. The Ford Freestar is derived from the Ford 500 platform for example (I believe that's right).
Although, the same can go for Trucked-base SUVs like the Tahoe, Suburban, 4Runner, etc. I believe with the Unibody SUV, companies like Ford and GM can stretch a Unibody SUV across all thier divisions. I don't think Volvo execs want a Explorer based SUV!!
Mr. Wilberforce Claybourne Humphries
If you are basically gonna use it as a tall station wagon, meaning use it to haul groceries, it probably doesn't matter at all.
Full frame will probably be stronger, and they are easier to restore, but you probably aren't concerned about that just yet.
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