Fortunately SUVs aren't that common in the UK, at least in the parts I live in. My aunt who lives in France has one, but that's okay because she has a model that is actually very efficient, and having observed its MPG in action I approve of it. And she needs something that size because she's disabled.
If you think US parking spaces are small you should definitely come to the UK and take a look around :P A Peugot 406 estate, you'd think that was a medium sized car, right? Over here it's pretty large and it's tough finding spaces to fit it into at times.
If you believe everything you read, better not read.