What's the best petrol family SUV on a budget?

I would like to buy a budget used petrol family SUV with 4WD and with good mpg but only have about £4000- 5000 to spend. My ideal would be a Honda CR-V petrol but it has poor mpg (34mpg). A big ask I know but can you suggest any makes (and models) to look for other than a Honda CR-V which would give me more 'bang for my buck'

Asked on 27 April 2023 by ian ramsden

Answered by Andrew Brady
I think you're going to have to compromise somewhere, unfortunately - petrol 4x4s just aren't very efficient! A Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 sound like good options if you can stomach the fuel bills. Alternatively, can you compromise on four-wheel drive? A two-wheel-drive Kia Sportage will be more efficient and fairly capable with a set of winter or all-season tyres.
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