Sports utility vehicles have become immensely popular in the UK in the last few years. The rise in SUV popularity has led every major manufacturer to release at least one beast of a car – this creates strong competition and is great for the consumer. It can make it challenging to identify the best SUVs on the market, however, so here is a close look at the top 3 fuel efficient SUVs available in 2017:
Ford has done a brilliant job of revamping the Fiesta and now they have turned their attention to their SUV – the Kuga. The original was well-received by critics but did not sell a huge amount, but they have remodelled the automobile and shifted it up a class.
The most notable change is the fresh exterior styling which is sure to turn heads. It has ample room inside for passengers and storage, plus the new Kuga comes with plenty of standard equipment to better the driving experience.
There are a handful of engines to choose from, with the front-wheel-drive 1.5-liter being the cheapest to run as it returns 64.2 mpg with 115 g/km. In terms of performance, the Kuga has plenty of grip and taut handling which makes it very agile for an SUV. Its affordability is another key selling point as it has a low price-tag when you shop at places like AA Cars.
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Those seeking a mature and sophisticated SUV need look no further than the Skoda Kodiaq. The Czech manufacturer are new to the SUV game, but the Kodiaq is many critics’ top pick due to the elegant design, huge interior with high-quality materials and its affordability. There is the option for seven seats too, so large families will love this vehicle.
There is an engine to suit every need and it is capable of up to 56 mpg – this makes it one of the more affordable seven-seat SUVs, plus insurance is affordable too. Behind the wheel it provides very fantastic ride and handling balance, good body control and light steering. Larger SUVs can be tricky to drive, but this is not an issue with this car.
Practical, reliable and affordable – the Kodiaq is highly worth a look.
The Renault Kadjar shares a lot with the very popular Nissan Qashqai, but motorists might be better off taking a look at the Kadjar. This is because it is more affordable, comes with more room in the boot and has an extra year of warranty.
The Kadjar is a terrific choice for families due to the fact that it has a very spacious and comfortable interior with more than enough room for storage. In addition to its practicality, the Kadjar is one of the most economical SUVs available – the 1.5 dCi diesel has impressive returns of 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle and emits less than 100 g/km.
It is great to drive and feels very secure on the roads, so it is particularly well-suited to those with an active lifestyle.
It is a competitive marketplace with many great SUVs currently available, but these three are the pick of the bunch.
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