If that time in your life has come when an SUV is more practical for you and your family, then you should consider weighing your options before buying one that just looks good.
Not all cars were built for Melbourne and Sydney suburbs and cities. Parking can be a nightmare and narrow roads can cause a backlog of irate drivers waiting for the massive fuel-eating, chunky cars to pass.
The whole point of a test-drive is to "test" it out, right? How can you test out a car's capabilities such as fuel consumption if you are only permitted the "privilege" of taking it for a cautioned "spin around the block"? — Impossible.