With snow, wind and rain on the UK weather menu once again, more and more people are thinking big when it comes to cars. They want a vehicle which not only looks great and gets them from A to B, but also one that keeps them safe and is sturdy enough to fight the harsh British weather we have become so accustomed to.
The 4×4 and its many variants has therefore remained a popular choice amongst the UK motoring community.
From the Peugeot 508 RXH to the Audi A4, there are plenty of four wheel drive options available on the market and this blog looks at five of the best from a number of different models.
Range Rover Evoque
Of course when it comes to 4×4, the manufacturer that typically comes to the average UK motorists mind is Land Rover. Price wise there is very little difference between a basic Evoque model and the Peugeot 508 RXH for example, but at present this offering from Range Rover seems to be generating more interest. Perhaps the interior designed with Victoria Beckham has helped.
This model is currently the greenest offering from Range Rover. So, if you really have the money for a luxury motor such as this, it is hard to beat.
Peugeot 508 RXH
The Peugeot 508 RXH features the French car manufacturers Hybrid4 drivetrain.
It also boasts 200bhp and plenty of luxury kit to draw the punters in. for the environmentally conscious it also features remarkably low CO2 emissions of 107g/km.
Audi A4 allroad
Quite similar in appearance to the 508 RXH from the outside, the Audi A4 doesn’t have the immediate impact when looking at its interior. It is however a solid ride, and gives a slightly better drive on the motorway than its rival from Peugeot.
Hyundai have been getting increasingly confident with their car models of late, and this is a great addition to its range. As a premium estate it can sit quite comfortably amongst its rivals.
A meaty 4×4 that truly looks the part, the X-Trial is well built, is solid to drive and pretty comfortable as well. It is one of the more popular types of its kind in the UK.
These models cover a variety of four by fours aimed at different audiences, and honourable mentions should definitely go out to a host of other candidates that could have easily made the list including the Volvo XC60, Skoda Yeti, BMW X3 and the Ford Kuga.
Ultimately with so many different shapes and sizes available, it will be up to you to decide which 4×4 option to go for.
One thing is for certain though, there is a great range of them available at all manner of prices, so once you know your budget and what you’ll predominantly be using it for, the choice is yours.
Louisa Jenkins is an automotive expert who specialises in 4x4s, from Peugeot’s new 508 RXH to the Nissan X-Trial, she enjoys offering advice on which car is the most suitable for each person.
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