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Table 1 Advertisements and type of vehicle by year from the magazines surveyed (2001–2005)

From: Vehicle emissions and consumer information in car advertisements

Year SUVa Other 4WD & AWDb Other vehicles
  %c N %c N %c N
2001 19.1 13 19.1 13 61.8 42
2002 11.5 7 21.3 13 67.2 41
2003 29.5 31 12.4 13 58.1 61
2004 27.6 45 14.7 24 57.7 94
2005 16.2 19 8.5 10 75.2 88
Total 22.4 115 14.2 73 63.4 326
  1. a Vehicles were classified as SUVs if they were specifically defined in the advertisement as being a SUV, recreational vehicle (RV), or all-terrain passenger vehicle, or if they were defined as a SUV on vehicle manufacturers' websites.
  2. b The category "Other 4WD and AWD" included all relevant vehicles where the advertisements mention they are either 4WD or AWD capable (and excluded all SUVs as defined above).
  3. c Percentages in this table reflect the composition within years (ie, across the row).