No matter your preference – off-road capability or comfort are two distinct considerations when shopping for an SUV. There are various models to select from and plenty of choices are available when looking for your ideal model.
In 2009, automakers realized that consumers preferred larger vehicles over smaller cars for comfort reasons. Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 became perennial best sellers with pricing plans that won’t drain your wallet.
If you’re in search of an SUV with plenty of style, the Honda CR-V may be an excellent choice. With its stylish exterior that makes an impression from all sides and its spacious interior that can seat five comfortably, making this vehicle an excellent choice for families. In addition, its excellent fuel economy ratings also make this an attractive option.
The Honda CR-V offers numerous safety features, such as its Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure and airbags, low rolling resistance suspension, hill descent control and hill start assist system to increase off-road capability.
Used CR-Vs can be found for around PS20,000 on the market, which isn’t much more than their new equivalents. Honda recently updated their Real Time all-wheel drive system on Sport Touring models of their latest-generation SUV to add some desirable upgrades like an updated version.
Its chassis has been enhanced through increased front and rear track width, MacPherson struts, and multi-link suspension systems – giving it better handling, ride quality, and refined steering.
Interior of CR-V overhauled with advanced cockpit, premium cabin with ample room to accommodate passengers, large comfortable steering wheel, redesigned dashboard layout with clear information without distraction, large and comfortable steering wheel and more!
The Honda CR-V stands out among family vehicles by being reliable and low maintenance costs compared to competitors; its annual maintenance costs are significantly less than other models and if properly cared for will last over 250,000 miles! Furthermore, this vehicle provides fun driving dynamics while boasting ample power for any terrain or situation.
The Nissan Juke is an unconventional small SUV, boasting both eye-catching styling and surprising levels of practicality. Ideal for drivers in search of an affordable, enjoyable driving experience.
The original Juke set trends with its unusual, hip, and edgy styling and gained a loyal fan base due to its distinctive appearance. However, its second generation takes this design and adds more refinements that make it more family-friendly.
An impressive feature found on high-end Tekna vehicles is an array of active safety features such as lane departure warning and keep assist, plus highway blind-spot monitor and city surround-view cameras.
This model’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive; all-wheel drive offers more controlled rides as well as improved cornering abilities.
At the back, three adults can sit comfortably, and there’s a generous trunk space – not as spacious as its competitors but still enough space for an average-sized family.
As for driving the Juke, it feels harsh over more abrupt bumps and noisy over road corrugations. There are various driving modes available such as Eco and Sport to you when selecting your driving experience.
With some work, the Juke can become both enjoyable and highly practical car, though improvements to engine and transmission design as well as high-tech features would increase its appeal among young urban buyers.
The RX SUV is unique because it uses a unit-body car platform instead of heavy-duty truck frames, offering better fuel economy, handling, and safety than many other SUVs. Furthermore, its spacious interior provides an elevated driving position for an enhanced view of the road.
A range of models is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive capability, and two powertrains – a 3.5-liter V6 producing 295 horsepower, as well as a hybrid model which generates 308 horsepower – depending on your preference.
With its impressive list of features and outstanding reputation, the Toyota RX is an enduringly popular luxury SUV. Perfect for drivers seeking spacious comfort with modern technology features.
Not content with offering only the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, other available engines include a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and all-new 500h F Sport Performance trims – these two models offer additional comfort and convenience features as well as outstanding infotainment systems that can be personalized according to individual preference.
One of the greatest strengths of the RX is its capacity to comfortably seat five passengers. The second row seats recline for additional legroom, and cargo space behind rear seats reaches 38.3 cubic feet; up to 85 cubic feet can be added when they are folded flat.
The RX offers exceptional passenger protection with its dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags, front seat mounted side airbags and roll-sensing front/rear head/side curtain airbags. In addition, there’s a traction control system and anti-lock brake system included as standard features.
Though one of the oldest SUVs on the market, Lexus’ RX remains an excellent option for drivers seeking an economical yet luxurious vehicle with low maintenance costs and strong reputation – no doubt one of its top sellers ever since its release!
With its stunning appearance and use of proven C-car components, the Kuga offers much for family car buyers looking for their next SUV. One of the most desirable 2009 used SUVs available today, it provides excellent driving dynamics as well as practical interior features and an expansive boot.
Ford is well known for crafting steering and suspension systems to deliver a comfortable yet thrilling drive, and their Kuga SUV follows this pattern, featuring four-wheel drive with responsive four wheel traction systems that can even manage tricky situations with ease.
An aggressive, dynamic stance is further highlighted with body-colored wheel arch extensions, lower rocker claddings, and new bumpers which have been extended around 50 millimetres to the front. A unique tailgate design gives maximum flexibility with access to either only the upper section, or both sections simultaneously.
The interior of the Kuga is tailored to provide maximum comfort and convenience for up to five passengers, featuring dual-zone air conditioning and heated front seats, plus rear view camera and CD player with MP3 jack connectivity.
In addition, the Kuga comes equipped with various driver assistance features such as cruise and traction control – features which help make driving safer and easier – which are invaluable assets for families.
The Kuga offers an impressive variety of powertrain options, including a 2.5-litre Duratec turbodiesel engine and Durashift 5-tronic automatic transmission. Both engines deliver excellent balance between performance and fuel economy – emissions were recorded as low as 154g/km in 2008! Making it a smart and cost-effective choice for drivers looking for reliable transportation.
If you’re shopping for a compact SUV, Hyundai’s Tucson could be an excellent pick. Packed with features and boasting an extended warranty coverage.
Base models feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower, standard six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive capability; for an upmarket experience SE and Limited models feature an enhanced 173 horsepower 2.7-liter V-6.
Hyundai’s Active Eco system manages shift patterns to maximize fuel efficiency, saving as much as 31 miles per gallon on highway driving – an impressive figure in this class of vehicle.
This innovative technology from Hyundai allows drivers to manage climate settings, infotainment controls and tailgate open from either their steering wheel or via voice command – a first for any Hyundai vehicle!
Rear occupant alerts can help reduce accidents by detecting vehicles approaching from behind and providing a warning in both your cluster and mirror. They can also provide notification if children or animals have been left in the back seat unknowingly.
The Tucson offers drivers many safety technologies to put their minds at ease when driving on the road, including lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
Besides these advanced features, the Tucson offers numerous convenience and comfort systems designed to make driving simpler. One such feature is Hyundai Digital Key; you can use your Android smartphone as a remote starter and unlocking system!
The Tucson offers an optional semi-autonomous driving system that uses lane-keeping assistance and navigation data to keep you safe on the road. This option is only available on Limited trim models and can be activated with just one button press.