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Which Compact SUV is Best for Me?

Which Compact SUV is Best for Me?

The SUV has taken over our roads!  Since 2010 we have been buying this crossover vehicle in increasing numbers, so manufacturers have been making them in increasing numbers leaving a confusing amount to consider before you choose the right SUV for you ...

Why are SUV's so popular?

  • Safety. One of the main reasons people choose to drive an SUV is because they feel this type of vehicle is safer.  The elevated seat position provides the driver with a better view of the road ahead giving the driver an increased feeling of confidence.   The body is often bulkier and heavier than a standard hatchback making you feel more protected.
  • Comfort.  As an SUV has a higher ride height there is more space created between the road and the level the passengers are sitting at.  This extra space allows for better suspension, so those travelling in an SUV may feel less of the lumps and bumps in the road than those in a lower vehicle.
  • Practicality. The higher nature of an SUV allows for more cabin space, meaning more storage, so if you are often packing your boot with school bags, golf clubs or camping equipment an SUV might be the car for you!  For those with children in car seats, the higher level of an SUV means less bending down when securing children for a journey saving a few aching backs.
  • Adventure.  There are many SUVs on the market that have a 4X4 version.  If you are the kind of person to seek out adventures or often drive on difficult terrain this is a big bonus for you.

A compact SUV provides all of the above advantages, while maintaining proportions that make it easy to park and handle around town.

How Affordable is a Compact SUV?

Drivers are increasingly turning to personal leasing due to the convenience of low initial costs and fixed monthly rentals, so your next compact SUV might be more affordable than you think!

 Read more : The Benefits of Leasing

There is an overwhelming amount of compact SUVs available, so to help you decide we have Rivervale Car Leasing's most popular SUVs from the most affordable to the most luxurious alongside information such as mpg, insurance group and boot space for you to compare...

Personal Lease Under £200 

Nissan Juke

nissan Juke

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 38.2 - 70.6mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 8E - 20E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 104 - 172g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 207 - 354 litres 
  • Standard features : 16" alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, front and rear electric windows, manual air conditioning and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Peugeot 2008

peugeot 2008

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 57.6 - 76.3mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 10E - 22E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 96 - 114g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 360 litres
  • Standard features : 7" colour touchscreen, DAB radio, USB, Bluetooth, front fog lights and 16" alloy wheels 

Ford EcoSport

ford ecosport

  • NCAP safety rating : 4*
  • MPG (combined) : 44.8 - 64.2mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 9E - 13E depending on model
  • Co2 emissions : 115 - 149g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 310 litres
  • Standard features : 16" alloy wheels, LED signature lights, manual air conditioning, front fog lights and Bluetooth.

Renault Captur

renault captur

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 50.4 - 78.5mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 8E - 14E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 95 - 127g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 455 litres
  • Standard features : manual air conditioning, 16" Adventure alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, cruise control and push button stop start.

Suzuki Vitara

suzuki vitara

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 49.5 - 70.6mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 13E - 23A depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 106 - 131g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 375 litres
  • Standard features : automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth, DAB radio, cruise control and 16" alloy wheels.

Vauxhall Mokka

vauxhall mokka

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 42.2 - 72.4mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 8E - 15E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 103 - 155g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 356 litres
  • Standard features : front fog lights, high beam assist, touchscreen nav and infotainment system and cruise control.

Read More : Rivervale's Guide to the Renault Captur

Personal Lease Under £250

Fiat 500X

fiat 500x

  • NCAP safety rating : 4*
  • MPG (combined) : 42.2 - 68.9mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 5E - 16E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 107 - 157g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 245 litres
  • Standard features : cruise control, manual air conditioning, radio/USB/AUX/MP3 player, tyre pressure monitoring system and steering wheel mounted audio controls. 

Skoda Yeti Outdoor

skoda yeti

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 44.8 - 64.2mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 14E - 21E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 118 - 147g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 416 litres
  • Standard features : Bluetooth, 5" touchscreen, 16" alloy wheels, manual air conditioning and daytime running lights.

Mazda CX-3

mazda cx-3

  • NCAP safety rating : 4*
  • MPG (combined) : 44.1 - 70.6mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 15E - 19E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 105 - 150g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 350 litres
  • Standard features : cruise control, manual air conditioning, 16" alloy wheels, Bluetooth and navigation system.

Personal Lease Under £300

Mercedes-Benz GLA

mercedes-benz gla

  • NCAP safety award : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 38.2 - 67.3mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 21E - 42E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 108 - 172g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 481 litres
  • Standard features : 17" alloy wheels, powered tailgate, privacy glass, reversing camera and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.

Audi Q2

audi q2

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 44.1 - 68.9mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 13E - 27E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 109 - 146g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 405 litres
  • Standard features : 16" alloy wheels, halogen headlights, cruise control, Bluetooth and rear parking sensors. 

Personal Lease Under £350

Jaguar E-Pace

jaguar e pace

  • NCAP safety rating : not yet tested
  • MPG (combined) : 35.3 - 60.1 mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 28 - 40 depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 124 - 181g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 484 litres
  • Standard features : 17" alloy wheels, LED headlights, cruise control, rear parking aid and 10" Touch Pro screen.

BMW X1

bmw x1

  • NCAP safety rating : 5*
  • MPG (combined) : 44.8 - 68.9mpg depending on engine
  • Insurance group : 25E - 31E depending on model 
  • Co2 emissions : 109 - 146g/km depending on engine
  • Boot capacity : 505 litres
  • Standard features : automatic tailgate, BMW navigation system, Bluetooth, cruise control and rear park assist.

 Learn more : The E-Pace - Jaguar's New Compact SUV

Prices correct at the time of writing, please follow the link in each image for the most up to date leasing prices.

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21 September 2017
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