A line of Jeep Liberties sit on a dealership's lot.

A line of Jeep Liberties sit on a dealership's lot. Credit: AP

Since American families are only roughly on par economically where they were back in 1992 [“Economic woes in painful detail,” Editorial, June 13\], why do American families continue to buy $50,000 sports utility vehicles?

Philip Martone, Williston Park