We want a rugged car that can cope with raised water levels, occasional snow falls, mud and two medium sized dogs?

We looking to change our MINI Cllubman. We live in a very rural farming area on the coast, liable to very wet, muddy poor roads. We would like car that is fairly rugged, can cope with raised water levels, occasional snow falls, mud and two medium sized dogs that like to get dirty and wet.

It would also need to cope with the occasional long distance M6 journey and preferably be an automatic with AWD.

We have thought about a Subaru XV, there is local Subaru dealer or a Renegade Jeep 4Xe but there are no local Jeep dealers within 90 miles. It would be used as our budget is around 22k.

Any other suggestions?

Asked on 2 January 2024 by

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Subaru XV sounds like a good choice - it's a very dependable 4x4 that'll be able to cope with challenging rural road conditions. A Skoda Karoq would be a good alternative - perhaps not quite as robust as the Subaru, but with a plusher interior and it is available as a 4x4. Take a look at the Kia Sportage, too.
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