I do over 20,000 miles per year - should I buy an SUV?

I'm thinking of purchasing an SUV, or similar to replace my Saab 9-3. I have narrowed it down to Kia, Honda, Ford and Nissan. I'm tempted by the Kia Niro. I do around 20,000 - 24,000 miles a year, should I just stick with a saloon?

Asked on 31 March 2017 by Mark Richards

Answered by Honest John
The Niro is good. Should be capable of around 55mpg in regular use. But as a general rule of thumb, an SUV uses 5 - 10 per cent more fuel than a saloon and a 4x4 SUV uses 10 -15 per cent more fuel. That gets critical with your mileage. The Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC is quite good though. I averaged just under 60mpg over 12,000 miles. The other contender is the Toyota C-HR hybrid.
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