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Best SUVs for winterBack

The cold weather is here so now has never been a better time to buy a reliable car that will see you through the winter months with ease.

SUVs are popular at this time of year and it’s not difficult to see why. Not only can you benefit from a high driving seat position, plenty of interior space and a large versatile boot, you also have the option of four-wheel drive, helping you to stay firmly planted on the road, whatever the weather.

This week, Trusted Dealers has been looking at some of the best SUVs to buy this season. Why not take a look at our top five picks below:

NissanQNissan Qashqai: Priced from £5999 used
The second-generation Nissan Qashqai has carried over some of its predecessor’s traits to make it one of the best SUVs on the road. Not only does it offer low running costs and plenty of practicality for growing families, it’s a stylish looking car too and includes a wide range of safety equipment to include front collision avoidance, drowsiness detection, blind spot warning, traffic sign recognition and cameras.

DaciaDusterDacia Duster: Priced from £7,290 used
The Dacia Duster might not appeal to everyone’s taste but it’s got one big thing going for it – it’s the cheapest SUV on the UK market and for the price you still benefit from a well built car. In fact, the Duster is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a cheap, dependable runabout that’s also capable of managing rougher terrain when needed. Thanks to the low price, buyers often purchase the Duster from new meaning you can benefit from a manufacturer warranty too.

BMWX3BMW X3: Priced from £7,490 used
The BMW X3 is one of the most popular compact SUVs to own in Britain thanks to its stylish looks, reliable badge and excellent performance. Not only is it easy to ride and handle, it’s fun to drive and fuel economy is reasonable too. Add to this it’s spacious interior that offers plenty of comfort and luxury and a range of fuel efficient, powerful engines and you can find the perfect X3 to suit your lifestyle this winter.

Honda CR-VHonda CR-V: Priced from £5,000 used
The Honda CV-V has been a firm favourite in the SUV family for many years and its popularity is still going strong. The third generation Honda has a strong reputation for making well built, reliable cars and this is not the only area it scores very highly in. The Honda has one of the largest boots in its class, and its cabin is packed with practicality perfectly suited to a family or outdoor lifestyle.

SkodaYetiSkoda Yeti: Priced from £9,995 used
The Skoda Yeti is popular for many reasons. Not only is it well built and practical its one of the most affordably priced SUVs currently on the market. Its drives well too with sharp steering and firm body control. The cabin is perfectly geared towards families – its huge and offers a versatile seating arrangement. In 4×4 mode its surprisingly capable and can handle rough terrain well, making it an excellent choice for the winter months.

Posted by Leana Kell on 02/12/2014