If you’re on the lookout for an SUV or crossover, you’ll already know that some of the higher spec models can be pricey, especially when extras are added. If a Range Rover or a Mercedes is out of your budget, it’s possible to buy an affordable SUV or Crossover, and add the technology that can make them stand shoulder to shoulder with more expensive models.
This sector has exploded in popularity in recent years which means that there are many fantastic models available, at all price ranges. However, it also means that it can be difficult to know what to look for. So, here are a few affordable models that can bat above their weight, whilst ticking all the boxes that an SUV driver will require.
Despite its small size, the rugged Suzuki Vitara boasts a very spacious interior and is one of the more affordable crossovers on the market (it’s also cheap to run). The ride and handling are a huge upgrade on the Grand Vitara, plus it also manages off road terrain with ease.
With 16” alloy wheels, halogen headlamps, LED lights and a DAB digital radio, as well as the option to add a front grille trim set, rear parking sensor kit, rear bumper protector, a coloured trim dashboard panel and more – your Suzuki Vitara will be sure to turn heads.
This stylish mid-sized SUV performs very well off road thanks to the range of four-wheel drive choices and it’s one of the more fun smaller SUVs to drive. One of its key selling points is the Ford Ecoboost engine, which is a brilliant engine for both power and efficiency. Additionally, the spacious and stylish interior ensures that it is a smooth and enjoyable ride for all. It’s excellent value for money, particularly when you can find Ford Kuga deals.
If you want to add extras to take your Kuga to the next level, take a look at the options for metallic paint finishes – they look incredibly high-quality and for that reason, could help your car hold its value better. Other high spec extras include a driver assist pack, keyless opening and a sat nav system with DAB… It’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular SUVs on the market.
Although it has a low price-tag, the 2008 has a surprisingly stylish and premium interior and plenty of space for passengers to stretch out. It’s very practical, offers a decent driving experience too and has a premium feel at a fraction of the price. The available extras can add even more of a luxurious feel to the vehicle – consider the LED lights, leather seats, park assist and auto climate control to make your 2008 easily rival some of the more premium SUVs on the market.
These three vehicles are excellent options for those who want a premium SUV or Crossover on a budget. These vehicles are all affordable options that don’t compromise on driver experience, as well as having the options for added extras to take your driving experience to the next level.