Finally, you’ve reached the point in your career where you can afford to purchase the car you’ve been thinking about since you were in high school; an SUV.
When the realisation hits you, there truly isn’t a better feeling than knowing you’ll be holding the keys to your dream car soon. But if you’re like most people, you may be confused about which SUV to buy, or even the steps for buying a vehicle. Buying the right vehicle is a serious decision to make as it needs to be a vehicle you and your family will love.
Compact SUVs have made waves over the years, and it’s understandable. Small SUVs have the rugged, stylish look; they’re spacious, sleek, and they can make anyone feel comfortable riding in one. SUVs are on the pricier side, but, luckily for you, there are second-hand SUVs cars for sale, so you have a wide variety to choose from.
However, even when looking for a used car in South Africa, it is still difficult as there are many different models available for you to consider. And that’s why we’re here. We know exactly what young professionals need and what SUV would be suitable for them.
So, read below for our six favourite compact SUVs.
The Q5 is a South African favourite with over 238 units sold in 2019. The Audi Q5 has been designed to turn heads. It provides comfort, style, dynamics, and will be a joy to ride every time you take it out for a spin. If you’re looking for a vehicle that will give you a boost of confidence, the Audi is a perfect fit for you. But, that’s not all it has to offer. The Audi Q5 has a sporty and streamlined design with enough room to make you and your family feel snug. More importantly, although this SUV may appear bigger and heavier, the new design is lighter, and its weight has been decreased by 90 kgs. The Audi Q5 is certainly a luxury option; however, there are second-hand SUVs for sale, so if this is the vehicle you want, then there is nothing stopping you.
The Mazda CX-3 is in a league of its own, and you’ll know it too once you’ve seen it in real life. It has a sporty look to it, so if you’re also into sports cars yet still want to go big, the Mazda is right up your alley. The Mazda has excellent fuel economy so it can take you from A to B without costing you an arm and a leg. You can even take a road trip when you’re feeling adventurous, or a trip to the beach with the kids. It also has a very premium feel to it, especially the interior. Another benefit is that it’s a safe car with a good safety rating, and that’s always a plus when travelling in congested areas. The only concern for the Mazda CX-3 is that it isn’t very spacious, so if you have a big family, then this might not be the best SUV for you. If you do prefer the Mazda brand, then it’s recommended that you go for the Mazda CX-5.
The Ford Everest is a beast with a powerful turbo-diesel engine that is designed for maximum performance. But, don’t let these big words fool you, the Ford Everest design ensures that fuel usage has been minimised so you can enjoy this sleek SUV to the fullest. The Ford Everest is a big sized vehicle, so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it does leave a statement. This Ford is capable of driving in any terrain, so if you’re driving in rocky terrain, then the Everest is ideal for you. But, if you’re not into the great outdoors and you’re looking for a compact SUV that zips through the city, you may want to look at the Ford EcoSport.
It’s no lie when we say the Toyota Rush is a big deal. Yes, it is one of the most expensive SUVs available at the moment, but it is worth it. The Toyota Rush is a triple threat; fuel-efficient, high performance and high-quality interior design. And, the Toyota Rush truly lives up to its name. It has a 1.5 litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that has a Dual Variable Valve Timing Intelligent (VVT-i), providing you with enough power whenever you take your car out for a spin. Plus, the fuel usage is low, fitting into your budget perfectly. But, just because it fits your budget, it doesn’t mean you aren’t getting the premium quality you deserve. It’s the complete opposite; the Toyota Rush is sleek and comes with a leather interior giving you the ultimate premium feel.
If affordability is your key concern, then the Mahindra KUV is the best fit for you. This SUV is one of the most affordable, compact SUVs on the market. But, as affordable as it is, it still looks sophisticated and beautiful. It has the latest features with a bold look for any South African family looking to make a statement. The KUV is available in petrol and diesel, depending on your preference, you can truly save with this fuel-efficient option.
Although the Hyundai will leave a rather big dent in your wallet, it will offer you everything you need and more. For starters, it’s big enough to fit the entire family, fuel-efficient, and it is easy on the eyes. A few of the Hyundai Creta features are projection headlamps, a built-in roof rack, 16-inch steel wheels, infotainment system, Bluetooth hands-free kit, and a premium leather interior. If these cool features still haven’t convinced you, then maybe knowing it has a sporty interior finish will sway you. It’s available in limited beautiful colours; black and white with a red interior trimming will. So, if you’re looking for a flagship SUV, are a huge fan of Hyundai and want a spacious vehicle perfect for the entire family, then this is the perfect fit for you.
Well, we have reached our five favourite compact SUVs for young families. We know that these are ideal for any young adult. Each vehicle provides the ultimate comfort, safety, and don’t forget about their stunning designs. We understand that now you’re at a point in your life where starting a family might be next on your agenda, so a small hatchback won’t do it anymore. So, take the time you need, do more research and decide what type of car is suitable for you and the next chapter of your life.