No car market has grown in popularity quite like the SUV market has in recent times. Sports utility vehicles were once a rare sighting on UK roads, but now they seem to be everywhere including both out in the countryside and in the city.
This is because they are incredibly practical and versatile cars which are well suited to a range of different motorists. Additionally, there are no many fantastic models to choose from.
If reliability and affordability are two important factors to you, these are the three best SUVs to consider.
Ford is known for making very well built and reliable automobiles and the Kuga is no different. It has recently been given a facelift to make it more visually appealing, but underneath this, you will find a spacious interior, decent driving performance and a generous amount of kit. It also has a range of engines to choose from, with the diesel being your best bet for fuel economy and low running costs. The Kuga can be very cheap too and especially when purchased second-hand from dealerships like AA Cars.
Citroen C4 Cactus
The funky C4 Cactus is more than a quirky and interesting car to look at. The first thing that you notice is the distinctive “Airbump” panels on the side – in addition to giving the car a unique look, these panels are actually very practical as they protect the car from debris from off-road driving. This car is designed to be used off-road, but it is actually well suited to urban driving and these panels can also protect from parking scrapes and other dangers. The C4 Cactus is also good fun to drive and there’s a range of very efficient engines as it is so light. This keeps running costs down and it also has a low price-tag – this makes it a smart investment for budget-conscious buyers.
The Dacia Duster is the most affordable SUV on the market, but that is not to say that it is not of high-quality. It is simply a no-nonsense, practical and reliable automobile with no thrills. The Duster is tough, rugged and there are a few powerful engines to choose from. It is well suited to families that lead an active lifestyle or a motorist that requires a practical and versatile automobile but is not interested in the latest gadgets and tech. In terms of affordability and reliability, the Duster is one of the best.
These are three of the best SUVs if reliability and affordability are your key factors and any of them would be a smart investment.