Best 4x4s and SUVs
Brace yourselves – winter is coming. Even though SUVs are quickly becoming a perennially attractive option, they certainly appeal more in the colder months.
Way back when, buying an SUV or 4x4 meant you had to compromise – the design required to make a car perform well off-road usually worked against stability at speed and good looks. However, the latest ‘sport utility vehicles’ use technology and clever design to make sure you don’t have to sacrifice comfort, safety, speed or fuel economy for that high driving position and rugged ability.
The growing demand for SUVs and 4x4s means there are a huge amount of models to choose from, including small SUVs and family 4x4s right through to off-road kings and large seven-seat options. They’re all able to tackle the rough stuff while comforting and cosseting occupants as well as a conventional car does.
SUVs can cover all budgets, from the no-frills Dacia Duster to the opulent Range Rover. If you’re in the market for a smaller SUV or ‘crossover’, we’ve compiled a separate list that aims more towards small-to-medium sized crossover SUVs. As a general rule, all cars on this particular list are medium-to-large SUVs that have (or can be specified with) four-wheel drive. So keep reading on for our rundown of the best 4x4s on sale today.