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Buying an SUV

Buying an SUV

Buying an SUV – or Sport Utility Vehicle as they’re known in full – is an exciting process. They come in all shapes and sizes, and here’s some advice to help you settle on the best SUV for your situation.

Buying an SUV

Many families across Australia have an SUV in their garage, but as a potential owner that does not mean it is simple deciding which one to choose. The best option is to first understand what an SUV is as a vehicle and what they are meant to do before then deciding on a specific manufacturer and nameplate.

Whether it is the size of your family, your budget limitations, lifestyle requirements, or some other factor, buying an SUV often leads to much deliberation. We are here to help simplify the process.
What is a sports utility vehicle

What is a sport utility vehicle?

An SUV is a vehicle that has a higher ride height and taller body than your average passenger car. Many SUVs power their front wheels only to the benefit of fuel efficiency, though most are available with four-wheel drive to aid off-road driving. SUVs usually have increased towing capacity and greater head space compared with the average car. This category of vehicles can be broken down into compact SUVs, mid-size SUVs, full-size SUVs, crossovers (half hatchback/half SUV), seven-seat SUVs, luxury SUVs, as well as hybrid SUVs.

It is also important to consider comfort when buying an SUV. What level of comfort are you after? Are you looking to buy a vehicle that will just get the family to and from school drop-off and work each day? Are you looking for an SUV than can take the family to the Snowy Mountains throughout the winter? The level of comfort within the vehicle needs to match the level of comfort you desire.

If you will only be in the car for 15 minutes per day and an hour or two in total each week, maybe you can settle for one SUV rather than another. On the other hand, if you will be doing long road trips or have a frequent and distant commute to work, a luxury SUV with added comfort may be preferable. 

It is about understanding what you need from an SUV and then choosing the one that fits those needs. From there, you will be a happy driver and owner.

Interior features
Refined strength, elegantly crafted

This purpose-built SUV was designed with the modern family in mind, leading us to innovations like the XC90’s T8 Twin Engine and City Safety Features. We’ve even rethought the journey for your little loved ones, with an Integrated Booster Seat that folds up and down with very little fuss.

Swedish heart, SUV soul

Our thoughtful balance of exceptional design, performance and efficiency has seen the XC60 evolve into Australia’s most awarded luxury SUV in 2018. The XC60’s touch screen centre display and power-operated tailgate are just two examples of our considered, contemporary design.

Dynamic and sporty

The R-Design expresses the sporty soul of your Volvo XC40 Compact SUV, with a glossy black colour theme and large allow wheels. The interior features R-Design seats, a sport steering wheel with optional gearshift paddles and the charcoal headliner.