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A Blog You Must Read Before You Buy An SUV!

If that time in your life has come when an SUV is more practical for you and your family, then you should consider weighing your options before buying one that just looks good. There are factors to consider, which will ultimately help you decide on the best look and feel that suits you perfectly.

Here's what you need to consider when buying a SUV:

  • Space
  • It is a general misconception that all SUVs can seat eight to 10 people with ease. Some three-row models make passengers feel cramped and often can scarcely fit adults. However, most three-row SUVs can accommodate up to eight people.

  • The size, in this case, does matter because it is the space inside that you care about, which adds to the comfort of your passengers.

  • When deciding on the type of SUV, you should narrow down which one will suit your lifestyle. The range of SUVs on the market includes small, compact sporty, mid-sized and large.
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  • Petrol
  • You must consider the petrol factor. Larger SUVs will guzzle petrol and are therefore a poor choice for fuel matters. Smaller SUVs have the benefits of the SUV design and space, but are lower on petrol usage than the mid-to-large SUVs.

  • Again, this depends on your needs and of course your budget. If this is not a day-to-day vehicle you need, but a weekend-only one, then petrol costs might not be a factor you would consider.
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  • Engine
  • When it comes to choosing the right SUV, the engine is what matters most. The power and the pull are the deciding factors most SUV owners look for. One of the greatest benefits of owning an SUV is its cargo-carrying space.

  • A powerful two-litre, four-cylinder engine, providing an 113 kW of sheer power with 191 Nm of torque is a no-joke engine, and one that will give you the oomph you need when you need it most.

  • Mid-sized SUVs usually come with a V8 engine, which offers the power of a great engine and a rough balance between capacity and moderate petrol consumption.
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  • Accessories
  • Besides being big and powerful, the accessories available in most SUVs, especially the medium-sized ones, are akin to the comfort of a luxury sedan.
    For example, some of the safety highlights of the new Kia Soul SUV includes:
    • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) –This helps the car remain stable when you suddenly accelerate or brake, which is needed especially on slippery or rough roads.
    • Rear-view camera
    • Hill Assist control
    • Parking sensors
    • Six airbags

Remember the reason why you want an SUV. Let us remind you of a few benefits other road-users will never have:

  • A higher driving position, which gives you an all-round view of the road.
  • Ability to carry more people.
  • Can help with carpools

For more information or to ask for advice about selecting the right SUV, contact City Kia Melbourne today!

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