Best 4x4s and SUVs
With summer a distant memory, a number of new and used car buyers may be considering a 4x4 or SUV for added grip in the inevitably slippery conditions to come during the winter.
Buying an SUV or a 4x4 used to mean huge compromises - the design required to make a car perform well off-road usually flew in the face of what was needed to make the car feel stable at speed. But the latest models, also referred to as crossovers or sports utility vehicles, use technology that means one needn't sacrifice refinement and comfort for that high driving position and rugged ability.
The growing market means there are lots of models to choose from, including small SUVs and family 4x4s right through to large 4x4s and seven-seat SUVs. Models include the more road-biased Nissan Qashqai to the rugged Land Rover Discovery. It can handle the tough off-road conditions you would expect only the utilitarian Land Rover Defender to be at home in.
SUVs cover all budgets, too, so our list of the UK's top 10 SUVs includes everything from the affordable Dacia Duster to the pricey, but luxurious Range Rover. So keep reading on for our rundown of the best 4x4s on sale today.