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Why choose an SUV?

SUVs have been an ever-more present fixture on UK roads for years now. But why are they so popular and should you consider an SUV for your next car? From the practicality to fashion, we’ve taken a look at the most common reasons people pick an SUV.

SPACE IN ABUNDANCE


One of the most obvious benefits of SUVs is the extra space available; a combination of a high roof, low floor and wagon shape give SUVs comparatively boundless headroom, legroom and storage space. An example of this is the Toyota C-HR interior, which showcases the abundant space you can expect from an SUV. 

Other body shapes, like hatchbacks and saloons, often offer less space for passengers and storage. If you find yourself squeezing into a smaller car frequently, an SUV may be the answer to your space needs.

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ENHANCED SUSPENSION


The higher ride height means that the distance between the road and the passengers is also greater, allowing for better suspension. The SUV can glide over holes and bumps in the road with less turbulence to create a smoother ride for drivers and passengers.

Whether cruising along a motorway at 70, or navigating some challenging back routes, an SUV will be at home on most common road types.

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AN EMPHASIS ON STYLE AND TECH


For those who value a car’s visual appeal and love modern gadgets, SUVs will deliver. Cars of this style allow for the latest tech and stylish flourishes. A muscular exterior and a sweeping design combine to give an SUV an impressive look.

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SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT


While safety considerations should be a key buying decision for those looking for a new vehicle, this is something that is often overlooked. The sturdy exterior and state-of-the-art safety technology mean that many of today’s SUV earn high NCAP safety ratings. With class-leading features that often come as standard, drivers will feel an extra sense of security in an SUV.

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DESIGNED FOR COMFORT


Drivers who spend long periods of time in their car will welcome the additional luxuries that are often part of an SUV. Extra space means extra comfort, and with many SUVs designed with luxury in mind, you can expect to find features like supportive bucket seating, exciting tech and well thought-out details to maximise comfort levels.

SUVs offer a balance between practicality, comfort and style, which means they are often the choice of the modern driver. To find out more about the benefits behind each specific SUV model, take a closer look at our list of Toyota SUVs here.

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