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Best SUVs for mumsBack

Sports Utility Vehicles or SUVs as they are commonly referred to are an attractive choice for mums who are looking for something a bit extra from their family car.

Many SUVS are Crossovers which means that they are built on a car’s chassis but still offer an increased interior space just like other 4×4 cars. One of the benefits of choosing an SUV Crossover is that the ride tends to be smoother and the car is generally easier to handle.

Crossover cars are fun to drive, and the higher seating position provides a better all round view for the driver as well as ensuring all occupants enjoy maximum safety. Most crossovers will also offer you the chance to invest in elaborate entertainment systems as well as providing plenty of nifty gadgets as standard and also some optional luxury extras if you have the cash to spend.

The Trusted Dealers have done their own research into the best SUV Crossover cars currently on the market, but it’s worth noting that if you’re planning to travel frequently off road then you might prefer to opt for a 4×4 car as the off-road capability is limited in Crossover cars. Below is a pick of the best Crossovers cars currently on the market:

Volkswagen Tiguan: Prices from £12,000.00

Volkswagen’s answer to the Crossover car is the attractive Tiguan which contains all of the traits you’d expect from this prestigious brand. Step into the Tiguan and you’ll be impressed by its luxurious, classy looking cabin which is highly versatile when it comes to juggling passengers with luggage, prams or shopping thanks to its sliding rear seats which also fold flat when required. The Volkswagen Tiguan drives well, in particular the 2WD version which provides plenty of grip making it a fun ride. It is not the cheapest Crossover on the market, but like all Volkswagen cars, its holds its value well and therefore makes for a good long-term investment.

Nissan Qashqui: prices from £7,495.00

The Qashqui is one of the most stylish Crossovers in its design and it is also one of the most competitively priced. An added bonus is that resale values also remain strong on the Nissan Qashqui so it really does make a fabulous family car. To drive, it offers impressive refinement and plenty of comfort even on the bumpiest of roads. Inside the cabin is roomy with plenty of space for five people plus a large boot that is well shaped to fit in the most awkward of items. Choose the 1.6 diesel version to gain the most value for money; it will return an impressive 63mpg whilst emitting just 119g/km of CO2.

Kia Sportage: Prices from £4,994.00

One of biggest attractions to the Kia Sportage is its competitive price in comparison to rival Crossover cars as well as the seven year unlimited-mileage warranty which comes with all Kia cars and helps towards its strong resale value. The Kia Sportage is an attractive Crossover which sports a practical and stylish looking cabin that is comfortable for a family of five, and an impressive sized boot built to accommodate their luggage. You get a large amount of equipment as standard with the Sportage which includes plenty of safety features such as front side and curtain airbags, active front head restraints and it also scores the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test ratings. Running costs are low on the Sportage with all the engines offering competitive fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

Posted by Leana Kell on 13/07/2012