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Looking For The Perfect SUV?

Heather Gribbin

Heather Gribbin

March 22, 2019

Heather loves Land Rovers and spending time in the great outdoors.


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Different cars are always going to be useful for different people in different situations. After all, there are about as many different cars as there are places to drive them! However, if you're looking for something that covers pretty much all of the bases of form, function, and reliability you really could do a whole lot worse than an SUV. These cars are often some of the absolute best for those who want something that really can cover all of the bases from city driving to the school run to getting off-road. With that in mind, here are some of the factors to consider when trying to find the perfect SUV.


One of the best things about an SUV is that it's this perfect balance between a family car and a great off-road vehicle. But if there's one thing that both of these situations have in common, it's that you're going to spend a pretty large amount of time in your vehicle. Because of that, you're going to want to make sure that you're as comfortable as possible. The last thing you want to is to be rattling around and causing yourself pain and discomfort from sitting in your car. SUVs like the new Audi Q7 are perfect because they offer a huge amount of comfort no matter what kind of driving you're doing. And that applies to everyone in the car!


Of course, the last thing you want is an SUV that doesn't offer you the chance to switch up your driving style as and when you want. Maybe one day you're going to be doing the school run and the next you're ready to get off-road. You're going to want an SUV that actually functions properly in both of these situations. Make sure that you find an SUV with a smooth enough ride to make city driving comfortable but decently strong suspension that you don't end up destroying it the moment that you take it off-road.


One other thing that really sets SUVs apart from a lot of other cars is that they're not only incredibly versatile but they're a decent enough size to offer space for large families, travellers, and pretty much anyone else! Of course, not all SUVs are made equal so it's worth figuring out what's the right kind of size for you. Do you want something smaller for more city driving? Or do you have a big family and need plenty of space for everyone no matter where you are?

Of course, the truth is that pretty much all of us will make the choice of what kind of car to buy based on pretty strong personal preference. It's not just a matter of which car ticks all of the relevant boxes for you but also how a car makes you feel when you're actually behind the wheel. And this is an incredibly important factor when it comes to deciding what car to buy. Just make sure that you're not forgetting about the practical side of things as well.

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