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3 Top SUVs to Suit your Budget

If you’re looking to purchase a new SUV, or are simply just interested in the market, here’s our top 3 SUVs to suit different budgets:

1) The Nissan Qashqai

The new Nissan Qashqai has received great reviews, already winning What Car’s Car of The Year 2014. It’s stylish, practical and very economical. Inside its extremely comfortable, with more space for passengers than the previous model. This car is reliable and efficient and uses less than 100g/km of CO2 – making it one of the most economical crossover SUVs around. It’s secure, smooth to drive and highly practical making it perfect to use as a family car. Although slightly more expensive than its rivals, with prices ranging from £16,000-£22,000, it really is worth it. Buyers can also choose from four different engines: 1.2 and 1.6 litre turbo petrol engines as well as 1.5 and 1.6 diesel engines.

Launched at the beginning of the year, the new 2014 Nissan Qashqai comes with an impressive range of brand new car technology, including Nissan’s Active Engine Brake function, Body Motion Control, and the extremely important Safety Shield technology which offers drivers features such as front collision avoidance, blind spot warning, drowsiness detection, lane departure warning and detecting moving objects behind you when you’re reversing. The new Nissan Qashqai was even awarded the full 5 stars by safety experts at the Euro NCAP – especially in the adult and child occupant categories.

All in all this car is a reliable, safe and sturdy drive which is perfect for families. It’s practical as well as stylish and comes with the latest safety technology to ensure you and your family a comfortable drive. Not the cheapest or most expensive vehicle in its class, if you’re looking to spend a decent amount to ensure quality but not over-do it, then this is the car for you.

2) Mazda CX-5

This stylish SUV features a unique design, reliable performance and low running costs. This family car returns CO2 emissions of 119g/km, meaning that the road tax on this vehicle is extremely low. Driving this car is fun and comfortable, with an impressive leather interior featuring a touch screen system. It has a large, 503 litre boot making it perfect for travelling and one of the largest in its range. Folding down the back seats gives you an impressive 1,620 litres of space in the back. This vehicle can comfortably carry 4 passengers, however be weary of having 5 in the car.

The Mazda CX-5 received the full stars when tested by Euro NCAP. It comes with six airbags, seatbelt warning buzzers on all seats, city brake and electronic stability control. All models also come with electric windows, dual zone climate control and stop-start technology. When buying the Mazda CX-5, you can choose between petrol and diesel engines, opt for four wheel drive and decide between a manual or automatic gearbox.

We would highly recommend this SUV to families of four who love to travel with their car. The Mazda CX-5 is fun to drive through the winding countryside, safe and reliable and very stylish. Although not the cheapest in its class, with prices ranging from around £22-£30,000 this vehicle has very low running costs and is economical. If you’re looking to spend a little extra on your new SUV in return for a comfortable, fun drive and stylish, quality interior, then the Mazda CX-5 is the car for you.

3) Dacia Duster

If you’re looking for an SUV on a budget, then the Dacia Duster is the model for you. This car gives you everything you need from an SUV at a great price – but no fancy extras. Although it doesn’t have the most stylish appearance, this car does come with a four wheel drive system developed by Nissan. It’s practical and affordable to run, but comes with a very basic interior made mainly from plastic. The Duster comes with a choice of 2 engines – a 1.6 petrol engine and a 1.5 diesel engine. It’s also very spacey with 475 litres of boot room – even more than the Qashqai.

This ‘cheap and cheerful’ SUV is great for families looking for an SUV on a tight budget – it’s a real bargain, with prices starting from around just £10,000. The Dacia is great value for money as at the end of the day it does come with all the standard features such as air conditioning and electric windows.

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