SUVs didn’t make it big until just over ten years ago when Nissan launched their groundbreaking Nissan Qashqai. The vehicle was expected to flop, but due to its seamless design, smooth drive, and family-friendly size, it was a huge success. Back then, there were only a handful of SUVs on sale, today that’s no longer the case – there is a wide array of designs on offer. This might be bad news for Nissan, but it’s good news for drivers as it means that there is a wider range of SUVs to choose from.
The question is, of course, which models offer the best option? Of all the SUVs on the market, there are a few vehicles out there that combine an array of desirable features. An SUV is the perfect model for a small family, a couple with pets, or anyone who loves to travel. For anyone with a passion for exploring all kinds of terrains from the tarmacked streets of the city to the muddy lanes of the countryside, an SUV is the perfect vehicle. With that in mind, it’s time to discuss the best SUVs of 2017.
The Kia Sorento is the ideal car for a larger family thanks to its spacious interior and the fact it boasts seven seats as well as plenty of boot space. Starting at £29,000 and going up to over £40,000 for the top specification, this model may not come cheap, but this powerful car that’s capable of hauling 2.5 tonnes, and is fitted with 4WD, a fully automatic system, and is smooth and safe to drive, is worth the cost.
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The third generation of the original SUV, the Nissan Qashqai has come a long way since 2007 and is a far reach from the original design that made Nissan the most famous SUV manufacturer. Complete with a range of new design features, including an array of elaborate safety features, once again Nissan’s SUV is one of the top runners. Priced at between £18,700 and £40,000, this is a slightly more budget-friendly SUV design, and one that’s popular because of it. To make this model even more affordable, leasing it from a specialist leasing firm could be the answer. By paying in monthly installments instead of one go, the Nissan Qashqai becomes even more affordable.
A beautiful car to look at, the Mercedes GLC doesn’t only have style, it’s also a fantastic car to drive. It’s available in both left and right-hand drives, something which its predecessors didn’t offer. Compared to other SUVs, the Mercedes GLC puts comfort, refinement, and safety, above everything else, including a sporty exterior. A major bonus of this SUV is the fact that it’s super efficient, meaning that not only is it budget-friendly but also that it’s eco-friendly too. Ranging in price from £25,000 to over £50,000, this isn’t an SUV that comes cheap, but it is a vehicle that’s worth the money thanks to its incredible design features and smooth, powerful drive.
Today, the SUV market is a diverse one, with hundreds of new designs being launched every year. The three models above are three of the top runners for 2017, and it’s easy to see why.