How to find your perfect 4x4 car
If you've decided to get yourself a new 4x4 car then we have some advice to give to you. Read through our guide for a more comprehensive knowledge on what you should expect and look for when buying a 4x4 car.
Why get a 4x4 car?
A 4x4 car is simply a regular car body equipped with 4-wheel drive setup. They range from saloons to SUVs and stylish crossovers. Most 4x4 cars have slightly elevated bodies. This gives them a higher profile from the driving surface than regular 2-wheel drive vehicles. They are also equipped with a heavy-duty oil pan with guard and extra under-body protection. The special attention to the undercarriage protects 4x4 cars from rough, uneven terrain, since these cars are often driven off-road.
The most common use for 4x4 cars is in remote, rural areas where the roads are poor to non-existent. For various reasons, many people either choose to or must live in rugged areas, and these vehicles are more than up to the challenge. For others who live where the roads are otherwise fine, but become treacherous with heavy snow or ice, 4-wheel drives offer superior driver control potential.
4x4 or AWD?
Both 4x4 and AWD systems increase the traction by all 4 wheeels when necessary. Specialists' advise on choosing the right system depending on where you live and tend to drive your vehicle. 4x4 is more suitable for off-road driving, remote areas and very bad weather. AWD is preffered for driving in snow, normal winter weather, and for fuel efficiency.
Our 4x4 cars recommendations
The Volvo XC90 is a very compact four-wheel drive car. It is a good combination of style, space and equipment. The starting price for a new one is £52,000 but you can also check for Car Leasing deals. This is the safest car made by Volvo ever and has 97% occupant protection.
Suzuki have made the Jimny model with classic cube shapes and is quite affordable. The prices for such vehicle start at £15,999. Its excellent for extreme off-road driving and difficult terrains.
The Dacia Duster is affordable and reliable model. It is highly recomended budged 4x4 car with prices starting from £14,000.
Where to buy
If you have in mind what exactly you want to buy have a look at online traders or visit the dealers' websites. You will be able to order and customise your 4x4 car with all the extra equipment as you wish. We would advise you to go to a garage and test drive first to study the behaviour of the car before you buy it.
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