Four wheel drives, all wheel drives, SUVs, 4x4s, whatever you want to call them, you can’t go a mile down the road in Britain without seeing one. Their popularity in the UK has soared in recent years and they have become safer, more fuel efficient and now they are just about cheap enough to run and maintain that they can be used as an everyday car. Drivers enjoy the high and commanding seating position, the luxurious comfort they provide and their improved capability in poor weather conditions over regular 2WD hatchbacks and saloons. They also make good towing companions too, so if you’ve got a trailer or a caravan that you’d like to move, an SUV is a smart choice to help you do it.
At Evans Halshaw, we have a massive range of both new and used four wheel drive cars. You can take a look through the very best new SUVs that Ford, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Renault, Dacia, Nissan, Kia and Hyundai have to offer, or browse the used car pages for a Kuga, Antara, Sportage or any other 4WD vehicle that we have for sale.
One of our most popular used SUVs is the Ford Kuga, which was updated in 2012. It comes in either two or four wheel drive configurations, with a 2.0-litre diesel engine the most popular choice, either in 140bhp or 163bhp guise. Whichever one you choose, it will be able to achieve around 50mpg on the combined cycle, and both units have an impressive maximum braked towing weight of 2100kg. Boot space is good too, and the current shape Kuga has a boot capacity of 406 litres with all the seats in place.
The Antara is a full-size 4x4 from Vauxhall, and feature a 2.2-litre diesel engine with 163bhp in AWD format. It can also be had in fuel efficiency-minded 2 wheel drive form too. It has a slightly larger boot than the Kuga at 2.2-litres, and fuel economy for the all-wheel-drive model is 42mpg (combined). It’s available in a range of trim levels, including Exclusiv, SE Nav and the top spec Antara Diamond. It can tow 2000kg and is a spacious, comfortable and good-to-drive vehicle which is more than capable of going off road.
Land Rover had real success with the Freelander, and there’s plenty in our classifieds to choose from. From older-generation special editions such as the Freelander Serengeti to more modern and well equipped GS and XS models, you’ll find them all at Evans Halshaw dealerships. They are perhaps more capable off road than models from other manufacturers, as Land Rover have been specialists in off road vehicles for over 60 years.
Other premium 4x4s include the BMW X3 and X5, the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 and of course the Mercedes ML series. Models from eastern manufacturers such as the Kia Sportage and Sorento, as well as the Santa Fe and IX35 from Hyundai are also well worth a mention, as they offer strong build quality and good value for money 4WD vehicles.