SUV: the complete guide to making the right choice

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SUV: the complete guide to making the right choice

They are the stars of a market. car in upheaval. Will SUVs withstand the wave of electricity? Some are already passing to a hybrid or 100% electrified engine. presents the latest trends in the market. and helps you to make your choice.

In a decade, SUVs have invaded the market; automotive to establish itself as the buying trend for new vehicles. All the manufacturers have rushed into this very prolific breach by multiplying the models: small urban, compact, family SUVs with the advantages of minivans, low cost or premium or even luxurious… There are 39; has something for everyone! provides you with the best news. SUVs with our buying advice, our tests, our photo reports and presentations of the latest innovations on the market. of these popular city adventurers. Follow the guide! 

Which is the cheapest SUV?

When choosing an SUV, you will need to pay attention to the displayed price. Some of them, among the cheapest on the market, are penalized by significant ecological penalties which drive up the bill. Among the models with a good quality-price ratio, it is impossible to switch to a side of the Dacia Duster, the adventurer of the low cost Romanian firm of Renault. It is also proposed in 2 wheel drive or 4×4 version.

French SUV

French brands are not necessarily the first to arrive on a market. that they have for some invested late on the competition, in particular Japanese (Nissan with its complete range Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail thus appears as a precursor…). Very quickly, the PSA group like Renault rectified shooting and today offer models that are among the best-selling. Find below, brand by brand, the best tricolor SUVs.

SUV Citroën

Citroën has timidly invested in the market. with the first C4 Aircross based on on a platform and collaboration with Mitsubishi. The trial was quickly abandoned for the benefit of 100% in-house SUVs developed at from the new PSA platforms. Today, Citroën offers two very popular models: the C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross. Find below the tests and photo reports on these two models.


DS is also gradually developing its range of SUVs and offers two premium models intended for compete with the best German models. DS3 Crossback (offered in petrol and electric) and DS7 Crossback available in combustion engine or plug-in hybrid. Find our latest DS SUV topics below.

Peugeot SUV

Peugeot now offers a full range of SUVs that are among the most popular on the market. The 2008 is intended for at the market from the small urban SUV, capable of sneaking everywhere, the 3008 has been a hit; as soon as it hits the market in 2016 while the 5008 mixes the look of the adventurer with; family assets recognized and appreciated by those in search of space and habitability. You can find all the information on these models in our dedicated content:

We have tried these models or we discovered them in static during the last tests organized by Peugeot or during car shows to provide you with complete immersions at any time. Peugeot SUV edges:

Renault SUV

Renault now has a full range of SUVs from the small Captur to the more livable Koleos. However, the latter does not have 7-seater versions. Between the two, we find the Renault Kadjar, cousin of the Nissan Qashqai. Renault is also launching a coupe SUV in 2021, the Arkana  presented for the market Russian.

We were able to try the latest Renault SUVs, go up to; board at trade fairs or events to help you discover their interiors, their equipment and designs before taking the wheel for complete tests in pictures.

Other SUVs

Almost all manufacturers today offer SUVs. The offer is so vast that it ranges from the accessible Dacia Duster or Suzuki Ignis to the luxurious Bentley Bentayga or Maserati Levante via the sporty Lamborghini Urus. There is therefore something for all budgets and all tastes.

Choosing an SUV: advice from the editorial staff

Opting for an SUV also involves certain constraints: maintenance can be more expensive, especially when changing tyres. Penetration into the air is also not always optimal on these high-pitched vehicles, which results in higher fuel consumption. The space to edge is not always there, especially for the rear passengers who can suffer from a receding roof line and have the feeling of being compressed. Finally, while insurance companies have adapted in recent years, insurance policies can still be more expensive than for a comparable sedan.

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