Which 4WD would be best?

I need to buy new/nearly new car and I have the following requirements;
I need a lot of boot space for my training gear, I need 4 wheel drive so I do not get snowed in when I need to be somewhere to deliver my training, I need an occasional 7 seat capacity. As well as this, automatic would be preferred but economy is more important.
I am interested in
Kia Sorento, Mitsubishi Outlander, Chevorlet Captiva, Vauxhall Antara, and Hyundai Santa Fe. On your advice I would prefer chain timing belt.

Asked on 29 October 2011 by brenny66

Answered by Honest John
So we're talking £20k +. In which case a Hyundai Santa Fe or a KIA Sorento, but Santa Fes are better value. All these Korean built cars are now chain cam. Four wheel drive, this size of vehicle and 7 seats do not equate to economy. But I did manage 45mpg in a 2.2 litre belt cam Mitsubishi Outlander.

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