Let’s face it, trying to buy a car can often be an incredibly difficult and overwhelming experience. After all, different cars always seem to exist for different purposes. This can be particularly difficult if you need something versatile. If you buy a small hatchback, then you’re pretty much resigned to city driving. A large family car is going to do you just fine on the highway but terrain rougher than that and you’re pretty much stuck. Sure, there aren’t exactly hard and fast rules, but generally speaking, a particular car is designed for one particular kind of driving, and that’s it. Of course, that’s not always the way. If you’re the kind of person who wants to be able to get out and explore in both urban and rural areas, someone who wants to make the school run but also get off-road and hit some harsher terrain, then there are options available to you. You’ve just got to know where you to look for them. If you’re that kind of person, and you want to find the most versatile car possible, here are some top quality SUVs that offer you the best possible options, no matter what kind of driver you are.
The qashqai is one of the most classic 4x4s on the modern market, and there are good reasons for that. First of all, it’s one of the most well-rounded SUVs that you could possible by. Both the petrol and diesel versions run incredibly smoothly, and there is ample space for the entire family. It’s the kind of car that shifts seamlessly from driving around the city with the kids to getting up to high gear on some rocky slopes without ever breaking a sweat. The most remarkable thing is that it does all of this while still being the size of a standard hatchback, making it one of the most convenient cars on this list to actually own.
If you’re looking for something similar to the Qasqai but with a few crucial differences, look no further!. Despite the fact that they share many of the same parts the new Renault Kadjar feels completely different to drive. The boot is a little larger, and it has more storage space overall. Despite this, the car still feels incredibly stable, even at high speeds, allowing you to really open up the engine, both on and off the road. It also has all of the modern tech that you want from a car of this type in 2017. If you’re looking for a seriously versatile family car, then you’re going to well taken care of by the Kadjar.
One of the youngest cars on this list, Skoda only threw their hat into the ring with a medium sized SUV in 2016, but they did so with serious style. This is one fantastically no-nonsense vehicle. With clean lines and a style that just oozes elegance, the Kodaiq set the Czech manufacturer up as a serious competitor when it comes to the SUV market. The whole thing is incredibly well put together as well. However, all of that is in service to one thing: the drive. The Koaiiq drives wonderfully. Even at high speeds you never feel as though the control of the vehicle is slipping out of your hands and it’s extremely resistant to body lean. This is one of those cars that you really have to try for yourself in order to understand the hype.
Citroën C4 Cactus SUV
So let’s say that you want an SUV, but you’re pretty sure you’re going to be mostly focused on driving in the city. Well then look no further than the Citroën C4 Cactus SUV. The first thing that most people notice about the Cactus is just how distinctive it looks. You could be forgiven for mixing up the Qashqai and the Kadjar at a glance, but there’s no way that you’re going to be able to do that with the cactus. The distinctive plastic panels on the side aren’t just a style choice either. They offer a lot of protection from both mud and rocks but also from the kinds of bumps and scrapes that are all too common when you’re driving in a city. It’s one of the smaller cars on this list but the way that it’s laid out means that you get a surprising amount of space from the interior. Not only that but the drive is incredibly luxurious so that even on the roughest roads, you and your family will be relaxed and comfortable.
There may not be an SUV on the market more iconic than the Jeep Cherokee, which is ironic because it’s not really been much of a competitor for a long time with stiff handling and an uncomfortable ride. However, over the last few years, Jeep has changed all that, and the new Cherokee is one of the best and most versatile SUVs available. With a powerful v6 engine, 9-speed automatic gearbox, and a surprisingly impressive level of fuel economy, the new Cherokee is perfect whether you’re doing the school run or getting off-road and onto some seriously rough terrain.
They say that good things come in small packages. Well, when it comes to the Ford EcoSport, that saying is definitely true! This compact but incredibly tough SUV is perfect for navigating the tight corridors of city life with no problem at all. If you walk into a dealership, the EcoSport is likely to catch your eye right away with it’s sleek, modern design and deceptively compact exterior. Inside the car is incredibly comfortable and quiet, giving you a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city around you. Not only that but the 200m ground clearance means that even the toughest terrain will be a breeze for you to deal with.
If you want to stay right on the cutting edge then the Ford Endura is the perfect medium SUV for you! In the modern world, there are few things more important than having all of the technology that you need right at your fingertips, and that applies to when you’re on the road as well! Larger and more heavily equipped than it’s little brother, the EcoSport, the Endura might set you back a little extra those additional features make the investment well worth it! Just make sure that you don’t let all of the gadgets and gizmos distract you when you’re behind the wheel! Not to mention the fact that the Endura is most certainly one of the best looking cars on the market right now. No matter what kind of environment you’re driving on, the Endura is going to ensure that it’s smooth sailing all the way.
Of course, when it comes to choosing a car, that decision is always going to be pretty personal. Your priorities and the needs of your family are always going to be the things that ultimately decide which is the right for you. After all, there might be some things that you’d love from your car but your budget simply doesn’t permit it. Or maybe you have certain things that you really need from an SUV but others that you can live without. No one can make that decision for you. At least this list can start to give you an idea of the kinds of things that you can look out for and help you narrow down your list of options just a little bit.