3. It's based on a pickup-truck platform.

Given the proliferation of crossovers that are on the front-wheel-drive-sedan family tree, there are a surprising number of SUVs that still share their guts with trucks. And trucks are built to tow stuff, haul stuff, sling mud, and generally live up to the macho expectations set by country music lyrics. A Nissan Armada is a Titan, an Escalade is a high-society Chevy Silverado, and a Toyota FJ Cruiser is a rejiggered Tacoma.