A Smart Guide for SUV Buyers
Though old-school SUVs appear to be outdated, they are undeniably the first choice for consumers who are looking for bigger interior and cargo capacity, or in other words, a car that would have the dual function of a car like experience, but the utility of a truck. Though the supersized SUVs are gradually phasing out, there is an upsurge in ‘car-based SUVs’ in the market. SUVs are categorized by their price range.
Even if you are planning to purchase a basic SUV, you can for sure expect add-ons along with your purchase. The ‘Honda CR-V’, ‘Toyota RAV-4’ and the Chevrolet Equinox are few of the cars available, which provide for loads of interior space both for cargo and passengers, excellent driving experience and good money value. The RAV4 in addition has a ‘third row seating’ arrangement and a slightly more powerful engine. The Chevrolet Equinox on the other hand has stylish looks both on the interior as well as exterior, and a smooth engine. All the three are a suitable choice for people with a low estimate.
The next price range in cross-over SUVs varies from $25,000 to $35,000. This price range provides for larger interior space at the same time providing the car-like feel. The Mazda CX-9 is the most popular in this category The Volvo XC60 has a hint of European style and collision avoidance function. The Chevrolet Traverse too is popular in this range, offering an eight seating capacity. The GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave fall on equal platform as the Traverse.
The SUVs available in this range have relatively better interior space and features. The Audi Q5 and Toyota Sequoia are the two most favorite cars in this section. The Q5 is known for its no-nonsense outstanding performance, unobtrusive style and hi-tech electronics inside the cabin.
The Toyota Sequoia too has all features that make a good SUV – loads of interior space, and a high perch. Its fuel efficiency however isn’t that great.
The luxury SUV and crossover range starts from $45,000. The interior space and facilities also are larger in this range. The Audi Q5 and the Toyota Sequoia are the two most popular cars in this segment. The Audi Q5 is known as the no-nonsense car for its high performance and outstanding performance and high-tech in electronics inside the cabin.
The Toyota Sequoia has a high perch, great towing, and extreme spacious interior and offers all that which makes for a very pleasant drive. The gas mileage of The Sequoia is however very poor.
The best SUVs in the market come in $45,000 and above range. You will get all possible luxury and features in this range. BMW’s X5 is the market leader in luxury SUVs. The only bone of discontent against the X5 is its little space in the third row seating.
In terms of interior space, The Toyota Land Cruiser is the best option for you. Off-road, it is one of the most competent cars, and on-road too it has the most advanced features.