Before making the commitment to buy a new or used sport utility vehicle, the consumer will most likely take the time to ensure this is the vehicle that they really want. However, even before going for a test drive, the consumer should also look at SUV rankings. As with other types of vehicles, there is a list of things in which the vehicle may be ranked on. These rankings may include but are not limited to gas mileage, safety, features and comfort, just to name a few of the most common comparisons. Some of these rankings also allow for side-by-side comparison of similar sport utility vehicles that are commonly purchased. Test driving and inspection is an integral aspect of purchasing a new automobile, but the consumer can also take the time to be equipped with knowledge before ever setting foot on the dealership by looking to the rankings.