Looking For A 4×4 or Large SUV Car?

How we define 4×4/Large SUV cars

If you’re looking for the best SUV to buy this year, there are plenty of great options. In fact, it can look a bit of a minefield to the uninitiated as the best SUV for towing might be a rugged traditional 4×4, whereas the best SUV for family use could just as easily be one of the stylish new wave of crossovers.

There are so many different choices when it comes to picking an SUV to lease or buy, because increasing numbers of drivers have cottoned on to the benefits of commanding driving positions, roomy cabins and load areas, and the confidence-inspiring extra grip that 4×4 systems provide.

When you look at the benefits in detail, there are a number of reasons why a 4×4 holds so much appeal. The raised ride height gives a better view of the road ahead, and the high driving position inspires confidence. The large body of a 4×4 means there’s potential for great practicality, so much so that some SUVs can rival MPVs for family-friendly space and versatility.

Four-wheel drive boosts their capability when the weather turns, too, although models with 2WD will deliver the kind of running costs you’d get with a conventional car if you’re looking at the financial bottom line – and there are a number of hybrid and plug-in models available to cut your costs even further. At the other end of the spectrum, the latest range of powerful performance models mean you can get an SUV that can put a smile on your face on twisty roads.

However here at Platts Garage Group we have the expertise and the huge range of small cars to ensure you drive away in the perfect small car for you.

A 4×4 or SUV that’s cheap to buy seems impossible but we have plenty of options for you to consider. Many manufacturers are bringing out affordable but flexible vehicles that have space for all your adventures. Here at Platts Garage we have probably the widest selection of great value 4×4 and SUV’s.

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Dacia Duster ‘Access’ From £9450

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Dacia Duster had a major revamp. New lights, a smart new interior and a full range of new metallic colours give New Duster a more modern and dynamic look while remaining true to its rugged and robust roots true to its rugged and robust roots.

At prices starting at £9450 you get a lot of car for a little money.

 

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Fiat 500X Off-Road look From Just £19,215

What The Sales Manager Says About This Car.

Bold, rich, one step ahead of the rest. The 500X Off-Road Look is the ideal SUV for all kinds of roads. Especially those off the beaten track.

With all the looks and charm of the classic Fiat 500 with the confidence in poor conditions of much larger SUV’s this is a great choice at this price.

Many people get a big 4×4 or SUV for its towing capabilities. The UK is home to a great many enthusiastic caravaners and having a vehicle with the confidence to pull a decent rig makes the experience far more enjoyable.

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Dacia Duster From Just £9495

What The Sales Manager Says About This Car.

 

There are some truly excellent machines on this list of tow cars, but none comes close to offering the sheer value for money you get with the Dacia Duster. It’s a capable, comfortable SUV that’s similar in size to the Nissan Qashqai, but you can buy one for the price of a Nissan Micra. We’ve given it the coveted first place in our list thanks to its rugged charm and rock-bottom price, and while it’s not hugely exciting to drive, the 1.5-litre diesel engine does make it a capable tow car. Whichever engine you choose, the Duster can pull a braked trailer weighing up to 1,500kg, and you can add four-wheel drive for a welcome dose of extra grip and traction when pulling away. Inside, it’s true that the rather functional dashboard design does betray the car’s budget roots, while entry-level models are somewhat bare-bones, with air-conditioning, electric windows and even a stereo all optional.

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Kia Sportage From Just £18,795

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The Kia Sportage is a rugged and unusual-looking SUV. Its 2.0-litre diesel engine makes 282lb ft of torque and, weighing up to 1,546kg, the Sportage can tow up to 2,200kg in its strongest guise. A fixed tow bar is a small but worthwhile extra at £225. It’s a little sportier than some cars on this list with fairly firm suspension, limited body roll and light, accurate controls. Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty and large 503-litre boot make it a smart pick for a family car.

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Grand Cherokee From Just £47,580

What The Sales Manager Says About This Car.

If you’re interested in a more rugged SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee could be up your street. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine produces 420lb ft of torque and, combined with its sheer heft, gives it a huge towing capacity of 3,500kg. There’s no seven-seat option but the five seats it does have are spacious and the boot is large enough for most people’s needs.

Not everyone needs their 4×4 or SUV to really go off the beaten track but if you do then we have the vehicles here to meet that need. Rugged, tough with advanced capability to see off the most challenging terrain.

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Jeep Wrangler

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The All-New Kia Picanto gives one of the best rides in its class. The Picanto feels fairly keen to turn into bends, too, and because its body remains composed, the whole experience is fun rather than fraught.

The driver’s seat is comfortable and supportive and it’s easy to find a good driving position. Seeing forward out of a Picanto is easy. The windscreen is deep, wide, and its front pillars are slim.

At prices starting at £9450 you get a lot of car for a little money and this is the latest version from Kia so you get newest car available.

 

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Dacia Duster From Just £9,495

What The Sales Manager Says About This Car.

The Dacia Duster is one of the UK’s cheapest new cars – and it happens to be an SUV, so it’s great for anyone who can’t afford a Jeep model.

The 4×4 version isn’t too bad off-road, though it’s suited more to rough tracks than anything too challenging.

Practicality and functionality are at the heart of Duster’s clever design. It can carry up to 5 people and has up to 475 litres of boot space to house their luggage. With the back seats folded down, Duster’s load capacity expands up to 1,636 litres.

Choosing your first car can be the most daunting after taking your driving test. Everyone remembers their first car for a lifetime and getting it right can mean the difference between happy memories or a lifetime of regrets. let us help you make the right choice.

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Grand Cherokee ‘SRT’ From £69,830

What The Sales Manager Says About This Car.

The Grand Cherokee SRT® delivers everything you would expect from a range topping sports SUV. It features cutting edge technology such as the bespoke SRT instrument cluster and sports specifications including the 6.4 V8 Litre HEMI engine, taking you from 0 to 62 mph in 5 seconds. It also comes with 20″ Black Vapour Chrome SRT alloys with Pirelli tyres and a luxurious interior which includes Sports Leather and Suede seats and Carbon-Fibre trim.

If you’re looking for a luxury equipped with all the finest technology and materials available then this is the car for you.

 

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Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk From £40,855

What The Sales Manager Says About This Car.

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most awarded SUV’s available and in the Trailhawk version you have all the extras you need for a luxurious drive.

From prolonged drought and summer flooding to unwelcomed spring snow fall, the UK weather is predictably unpredictable. The Jeep® Selec-TerrainTraction control system optimizes vehicle control automatically to tackle the impulsive UK weather. Offering a multitude of climate features, the Jeep®Cherokee is made for the everyday unpredictable weather.