Things To Consider When Buying A SUV

Are you part of growing family? Is child #1, #2 or even #3 on the way? Does your car need more room? Are you looking for a new vehicle to make room for new additions to the family? Well, there are some things to consider; because, like every major investment, thorough research and planning is fundamental in determining whether the vehicle you want will suit your needs.

The most common family friendly car these days is the SUV. SUV aren’t just a popular choice for families, but also people who enjoy road trips, the great Australian outdoors, four wheel driving and a thirst for adventure. If you’re in for one or a combination of these factors, perhaps a SUV is the right choice for you. But first – check out these five factors to consider when buying an SUV:

  1. Size Matters

There are a range of compact, mid-size or large SUVs available in the market – the appropriate size depends on the size of your family and your intended use of the vehicle. Also, consider how much space you will regularly need in the boot, the number of seats or people the car can hold accordingly to your state’s automobile laws.

2.                  Sports vs. Suburban

Suburban-UVs generally have good fuel efficiency, are often more comfortable and luxurious, and offer a smoother ride. On the other hand, while Sports-UVs are heavier, they are sturdier, can tow more and are designed for off-road adventures.

3.                  Fuel Efficiency

Due their size and functionalities, SUVs tend to consume more fuel than a sedan or hatchback. Compact SUVs usually have four to six cylinder engines making them very fuel efficient; mid-size SUVs have six to eight; while large SUVs tend to consume more fuel than the more compact versions.

4.                  Features

Common, or extra, features available on most SUVs today include sunroofs, air-conditioning, built-in navigation systems, Bluetooth, keyless entry and start, parking sensors and rear camera, safety features, tinted windows, alloy wheels and touchscreen multimedia.

5.                  Price

The average price of an SUV in Australia can range anywhere from AUD 20,000 to AUD 100,000, depending on your budget, size, make and model preference, and feature requirements. Most dealerships offer deals on a regular basis, and the end of financial year is a great time to buy as dealerships try to move stock.

Once you’ve decided on vehicle that best suits your needs, do what you can to improve and preserve the longevity of your vehicle, as they will save you some unnecessary costs down the road (literally). For a start, come down to Novus Auto Glass Port Macquarie and pick up a free Windscreen Saver Kit, and keep them handy in your car for unexpected windscreen chips or cracks.

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