I'm looking for a car with a forgiving ride and decent ground clearance?

I'm looking for a car with a forgiving ride and decent ground clearance for travelling over parkland. Four wheel drive is not essential and as I don't do more than 8000 miles a year I'd like a petrol with decent economy. It needs to have enough room to get two spaniels in. Any suggestions?

Asked on 20 September 2018 by Salmon12

Answered by Andrew Brady
As you say, I suspect a petrol would be better suited to the miles you cover, although a diesel might work if you do the occasional motorway run to clear the DPF. A Honda CR-V would be an excellent choice as it's reliable and practical. Alternatively, take a look at the Suzuki Vitara. The 1.6 petrol engine is very robust and efficien and there'll be plenty of room for your spaniels. It rides well, too.
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