Britain’s love affair with 4x4s is becoming stronger and stronger each year, with more 4x4s taking to British roads in recent times.
4x4s are an all round fantastic choice of vehicle. Sitting higher up you have a great view of the road and your surroundings, whether you’re driving through suburban towns, compact cities or going off-roading. British weather is unpredictable at best, so it’s always handy to have a vehicle that can tackle any climate, throw in their spacious storage space and comfort and you’d be hard to find a better family car.
With many Brits looking for bigger and more comfortable family and off-road cars we take a look at eight of the best currently on the market.
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Where better to start than perhaps the most famous 4×4 in the world? The Range Rover is perfect for those who want to make the most out of their 4×4, from off-roading on tough terrain to cruising on long distance journeys on the motorway. Plus its beautiful aesthetic is sure to turn heads wherever you go. The only drawback is that unlike a lot of options on this list, it doesn’t have a seven seat option.
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The Dacia Duster is without doubt the cheapest option on this list, but don’t think for one second that it’s the worst because of the price tag. The Duster is arguably pound-for-pound the best 4×4 you can buy in Britain.
Starting at around £13,000 from new, the Dacia Duster may offer no-frills and it may not be the most well known manufacturer, but as an entry level into the world of 4x4s, they don’t come much better.
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You may be forgiven for thinking the Jeep Wrangler looks more like a toy car than, well, a car, but this 4×4 is practically the best off-road vehicle you will encounter. The car is near enough fully customisable, so those with deep pockets can really make their Wrangler bespoke. Built to tackle tough terrain and all off-road surfaces Jeep have done a really impressive job with this model.
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Subaru aren’t exactly well known for their 4x4s or SUVs, but the XV will change the way you think about the manufacturer. Unlike most on this list the car resembles somewhat of a hatchback rather than a 4×4. The XV is perfectly mid-range itself amongst the world of 4x4s. It’s practical and effortless to drive and is very handy off-road too, which is what you’d expect/want from a 4×4.
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If the Subaru XV was mid-range, then prepare to say hello to the highest range. The Mercedes G-Class will set you back over £100,000. So what are you getting for that kind of investment?
Well you’re picking up the modern marvel that is a 4×4 that can compete with your average sports car. The 2021 version is lightning quick for a 4×4. With 416 horsepower and a V8 biturbo engine it can go from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds.
It’s also rather plush inside with incredibly comfy seats, luxurious interior and tons of leg room.
Land Rover Discovery
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No 4×4 list can be complete without mentioning a Land Rover. And for this list we’ve gone with the Land Rover Discovery.
This seven seater comes is probably the best all-round 4×4. If you need to tow a caravan or a boat the Discovery has you covered, if you need a car with tons of leg room and a generous boot the Discovery can do that and if you need a off-road vehicle that will easily impress your neighbours while it sits on your drive, guess what, the Discovery can do that as well. Plus it has some of the most advanced technology, with a 11.5 inch infotainment screen, wireless charging for your mobile, on-board wi-fi of up to 20GB per month, optional head-up display and much more.
Toyota Land Cruiser
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Toyota’s Land Cruiser is as you’d expect from Toyota a heavily reliable vehicle. Built to tackle the toughest of terrains the Land Cruiser can make it through just about anything the British weather has to offer whether on-road or off-road.
Fiat Panda Cross
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And now for something a little different. The Fiat Panda Cross may not look like a 4×4 or SUV, but don’t let the design fool you.
The Panda Cross has a terrific four-wheel drive system that enables it to keep up with 4x4s and SUVs more than double its price off-road. Unlike some competitors this vehicle’s plastic bumpers aren’t just for show. When travelling off-road you may encounter some solid parts of the countryside that will inevitably dent your vehicle, but the Panda Cross’ bumpers will spring back into shape.
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