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Guest post: Which SUV would you buy?

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With how flooded the SUV market is, choosing the right one can be quite difficult. Whether it’s simply transporting your vehicle safely, ensuring that your car is a reliable one or finding one that is reasonably priced, it can be a tough decision. You’ll have to consider the following things.


SUV’s come in all shapes and sizes and with that, in a wide array of prices too. Compact SUV’s are typically the most affordable but aren’t for everyone. Mid-size and full-size ones vary greatly in price while luxury SUV’s can be quite expensive. It’s appropriate to gauge which one is right for your needs and purchase one accordingly.


One of the most important things to consider when buying any vehicle is its safety features. You should make sure that your desired SUV incorporates safety features such as antilock brakes, side airbags, stability control and more. If you’re purchasing a luxury SUV, you would do well to ensure that you have some of the more high-tech safety features like parking sensors and rear-view cameras.

Passenger Capacity:

SUV’s are designed to carry at minimum, 5 passengers. That said, if you’re buying a compact SUV, you should make sure that there is enough legroom inside the vehicle. You would also do well to see if it allows for seat adjustments and even the option to add a third-row seat for carrying more passengers.

Extra features:

Even if you aren’t buying a luxury SUV, there are still quite a few “luxury” features offered with regular compact SUVs. There are features such as heated car seats and automated climate control that can help improve comfort while there are other features like navigation systems and Bluetooth support that can enhance your overall SUV experience. If you have the money to spare, it’s worth considering a SUV with these luxury features.

Cargo Capacity:

Although the latest news about SUVs predicts that they would still top the market in terms of consumers’ preference, many items of information point to an increasing trend in decreased cargo capacity. Considering how many people use SUVs to transport equipment across places, this can be a worrying change. That’s why it’s recommended that you pay attention to the cargo capacity of your desired SUV. If you’re dead set on a given SUV but it doesn’t have as much cargo capacity as you would like, it’s worth checking if you can fold or remove the rear sets to increase cargo capacity.

As long as you follow the above guidelines, you should do well no matter which SUV you buy. Whether it’s going on road-trips, picking up your son at his soccer game or simply going to work, the right SUV will make any drive enjoyable.

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