Published on September 18th, 2020
SUV cars are common among American car owners majorly because of their safety, performance, and space to seat seven.
Most SUVs in the current market are equipped with modern technology and many other specs and can be very expensive. There are smaller SUVs that can still seat seven and are economical and affordable.
1. Honda Jazz
The Honda jazz is a gifted car but does not have much adoration in the US market. It is a highly reliable car and has a practical interior.
This fifth generation of Jazz comes with features that have wowed the market like a juggle between electric power and petrol to improve efficiency.
The petrol-electric hybrid system has two electric motors powered by a small battery that works together with a 1.5 litre engine of four cylinders. It has a fancy interior design that resembles that of Honda E.
It has a spacious boot and the backseats can be folded down to give more room for storage. The Honda Jazz has a reputation for reliability and has been voted one of the reliable cars that you can buy.
It is a former car buyer reliability winner. The interior of the car has been influenced by other Honda car models like the Sivik and the HRV. It feels well put together and built to last.
- You can adjust the eats both at the front and back rows
- It has more legroom and knee room
- Under thigh support in its rear seats increasing comfort
- Lacks many of the modern features making it outdated
2. Audi Q5
The Audi Q5 is a smaller brother to the Audi Q7. It has a high-quality build, affordable maintenance cost, and a fancy interior.
It has been a best-seller since its release in 2008 and it is obvious to understand why most people love it. It is very comfortable and has a supreme build.
It has enough room for passengers and a spacious boot of 550 litres when the seats are up and 155o litres when the seats are folded down.
Its smart looks are similar to an A4. The driving experience of the Q5 is the top of the class. It has an excellent off-road grip and the traction is perfect on slippery roads.
The wind and road noise cannot be heard even at high speeds giving a relaxing feel throughout the journey.
If you are searching for a larger SUV the Audi Q5 is not the one to select. You should go for the Q7 instead.
- High quality built
- Moves silently
- Comes with a smart style
- Add-ons are pricey
- The engine range is limited
3. Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar is a sister brand to Land Rover hence the ability to build a perfect off-roader. The jaguar F-pace is almost the same size as the Discovery Sport. It has a sporty look and has proven to be a magnificent SUV.
The jaguar feels like an XF when you are driving than a Discovery Sport. It is made up of lightweight materials such as aluminum making it nimble and agile.
It has a range of engines making it stand out among many SUVs. It has a sliding scale and you can choose among the many options in front of you.
The Jaguar F-Pace is more of an on roader than an off-roader. It has strong qualities like spacious legroom and backroom than Porsche Macan which is its close rival. The boot is spacious with 650 litres of space when the seats are up.
The Jaguar F-Pace was rated 8 out of 10 from Top Gear and has a lot of sport aspects to it. Most families in the US love it and it is worth every single penny.
- Outstanding sporty performance
- Quality standard equipment
- Smart design and style
- Expensive engine options like V6
- The Interior looks cheap in some places
4. Land Rover Discovery
This is the father of all off-roaders. The Discovery helped start the SUV trends. It is a very big car that can seat seven comfortably.
On the inside, you can figure out that this is a premium SUV. The interior is made up of luxurious material and has plenty of space.
The land Rover Discovery was given a rating of 5/5 by the Auto Express. This car is also an excellent off-roader.
It can drive through, snow, sand, and mud thanks to the Terrain Response system. It is one of the most capable vehicles in the list of utility automobiles.
The technology incorporated in the car is worth the price. The inControl Remote is just one of the tech features that the Land Rover has come up with.
This software enables you to use your smartphone to fold the back seats. You do not have to wrestle with the levers manually.
- Very comfortable
- Clever tech incorporation
- Excellent off-road performance
- Expensive add-ons
- Expensive to maintain
- High carbon emissions
5. Range Rover Velar
This vehicle is an on-roader Urban SUV. It has six engines to choose from 180 BHP 2.0-liter diesel with the other two being 3.0-liter diesel engines. The Velar has two petrol options: a 2.0 liter turbocharged with 250 or 300 HP.
It has a futuristic cabin and a practical boot. The Velar has a visual presence than its other counterparts, Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
The inside matches the Mercedes GLC. It has a dual-screen Infotainment system and a digital driver’s display.
However, the Velar’s controls are not as great as the Audi and are not very well built. In terms of space, the Velar is comfortably built.
The front and back seats have ample space for four passengers but if a third one is included in the rear seats the Mercedes GLC is far more comfortable.
- Fantastic body design
- A wide variety of engines
- High-end add-ons are expensive
- The off-road performance is limited