It really depends on what I need. I have two kids and When going somewhere else or traveling, I need to have a space in my car for bulk things to bring with us. So, I will consider the SUV because it is bigger than a small car. I hate small spaces it makes me feel tightness and can't move. If I can afford the SUV then I will have it. Whereas if small car is if the only thing I can afford then, I will try to adjust myself and the kids.
But, SUV is better than small car I guess. It's sounds bigger than a small car. At the moment we have average car enough for four of us to fit and other stuff will out in the boot. I sometimes find it small though but, that's all we had. Maybe one day I will change to bigger space car. There will always room for upgrade.