Petrol SUV - can you recommend one?

I drive approx 12K to 14K per annum, what petrol SUV can you recommend (comfort, reliability and good running costs are important)




Asked on 25 October 2011 by gord

Answered by Honest John
Honda CR-V. Engine's a bit weak, but they are very comfortable. Alternatively a Toyota RAV-4 2.0i Valvematic. That engine is almost as low in CO2 and almost as economical as a diesel. Have yet to drive the KIA Sportage and Hyundai ix35 1.6GDI, but both are 2WD only. The most fun is the Nissan Juke DIG-T 4x4 CVT auto.
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