Customers looking for the combined assurance of solid road holding, ample storage space, excellent legroom and stylish modelling need to take a look at the compact SUV market. These rugged little off-road vehicles were originally built around a truck chassis but lately there has been a shift in design to using car architecture. These crossover SUVs that combine the best of both worlds are proving very popular.
Most of the compact SUV”s return good fuel economy and have well constructed and cleverly designed cabins, and with their 4×4 capability are capable of handling even the most difficult of terrains if required.
The VW Tiguan is one of the leaders in the compact SUV class, the German built car returns around 26 mpg, comes in a variety of trims and even the standard model is well equipped.
The Volvo XC60 compact SUV, despite its executive saloon disguise, is every inch an off-road terrier. With excellent storage space it comes equipped with the expected Volvo safety and environmentally sound technology. A premium SUV it certainly is, but you will see what you are paying the extra money for when you open the doors on this car.
A Mercedes Benz GLK, with its 3.5 litre V6 engine, all wheel drive and seven-speed gearbox provides superb handling. Stacked with features to keep you safe over even the toughest ground and very comfortable in urban traffic.
The Nissan Juke is just about to be released onto the UK roads but it is already making a splash in the press. Drawing on the success of the Nissan Qashqui the Juke is a five door roomy compact SUV that sees the Japanese taking a new look at the market and coming up with a very interesting design.