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Top Gear test on a range of SUV’s currently on the market in 2018. They selected the best SUV’s on the market and this is what they found. We reviewed their rankings of the SUV's according to each category.
SUV General Handling:
Audi SQ7 came out on top. The Bentley Bentyga and Audi SQ7 have the same triple-charged diesel engine but in terms of handling the Audi comes out on top. The Audi sticks to the road and feels faster and smoother than the Bentley. The Audi SQ7 is a magical car to drive – it just wants to be driven.
Jaguar and Land Rover both fall under the TATA banner but handle slightly differently. Jaguar F-Pace has much better handling and tends to stick to the road better than the Land Rover does.
General SUV Handling is ranked accordingly:
*Audi SQ7: 10
*Bentley Bentayga: 9
*Jaguar F-Pace: 8
*Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 7 + 1
*Land Rover Discovery: 6
*Peugeot 5008 4x4: 5
*Skoda Kodiaq: 4
*Dacia Duster: 3
Speed is not just reserved for petrol heads and back street races. They tested speed in terms of how quickly you over take, get on or off a slip way or pulling off from the side the road.
In terms of speed its no surprise to see Audi and Bentley at the top of the league table and to Dacia Dusters embarrassment it comes in stone last.
The land rover almost came in right at the bottom but once some mileage had been built up and it had some traction it took over most of the other cars.
Alfa Romeo might not have made reliable good car in the past but the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes in a graceful 4th paces and gives the other cars a good run for their money!
SUV Speed is ranked accordingly:
*Audi SQ7: 10
*Bentley Bentayga: 9
*Jaguar F-Pace: 8
*Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 7
*Land Rover Discovery: 6
*Skoda Kodiaq: 5
*Peugeot 3008 4x4 : 4
*Dacia Duster: 3
Off Road handling:
The Land Rover handles the English country side and off road the best. I suppose it might have something to do with the fact that’s its designed and built in England. So it fits in well with the English, Welsh and Scottish country sides. Nothing seems to intimidate this car. From gravel roads to icy roads it has a mode for each. The Land Rover wins hand down in the category.
If you like the underdog look no further than the Dacia Duster as one of the cheapest SUV’s on the market currently it handles amazingly well off road.At the opposite end of the spectrum you get the Bentley which handles beautifully off road. That is if you want to take a £60K+ vehicle off road and potentially ruin some paint work or rims. However you can get it as muddy as you like and still be sitting literally in the lap of luxury and style.
I know the Alfa Romeo ranks at the bottom of this test however it needs to be said it managed to beat the Volvo XC60 and Range Rover Velar in 2 runs on the English country side off road. To which it was said Alfa Romeo might not make the most reliable cars but they sure make reliable 4x4's in their terms of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Off Road handling ranking:
Land Rover Discovery: 10
Bentley Bentayga: 9
Dacia Duster: 8
Audi SQ7: 7
Skoda Kodiaq: 6
Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 5
Peugeot 3008 4x4: 4
Jaguar F-Pace: 3
Cost: Cheapest SUV to most expensive SUV's
Dacia Duster comes in 1st as the cheapest car. In terms of what you get for your money, this is a good run around car or a first car. Great for quickly nipping around town and to the shops (not as fast as some of the others but a good enough car for those looking for a value for money car and ranked high in terms of off road handling).
Peugeot 3008 4x4 is great value for money coming in £15 000 less than the Audi and £45 000 cheaper than the Bentley. In terms of a good SUV to get you started the Peugeot is good value for money. In terms of Audi and Bentley you get what you pay for – while they might have the biggest prices tag in terms of speed, style, comfort you get what you pay for – luxury to a T.
Compare SUV Cost and ranking accordingly:
*Dacia Duster: 10 £11,513 (Grab a bargain from: £140 / month)
*Peugeot 3008 4x4: 9 £14,933 (Grab a bargain from: £210 / month)
*Skoda Kodiaq: 8 £17,073 (Grab a bargain from: £233 / month)
*Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 7 £20,960 (Grab a bargain from: £292 / month)
*Jaguar F-Pace: 6 £26,080 (Grab a bargain from £358 / month )
*Land Rover Discovery: 5 £29,534 (Grab a bargain from £490 / month )
*Audi SQ7: 4 £31,291 (Grab a bargain from £537 / month )
*Bentley Bentayga: 3 £61,273 (Contact us for Bentley pricing – We offer the best deals in the UK)
Please note all prices are subject to change and dependant on personal or business contact hire. Prices correct at time of article being written.
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