These days, people like to complain about SUVs.
However, driving an SUV has many advantages over driving a regular car. Improved safety, extra seating, and cargo space are the first things that come to mind. There is also the benefit of comfortable driving, greater visibility, and fuel economy. Add the higher towing capabilities and off-road driving possibilities, and the result is a perfect vehicle for people who travel a lot.
Pair that up with the advantages leasing has over buying a new car, and you got yourself a recipe for a perfect solution.
No matter if you travel on your own or with your family, leasing an SUV is the right choice. Here are some cars for you to consider.
Small SUVs to lease
Here is a selection of smaller, more compact SUVs for you to consider if you plan on going on a road trip alone:
- Toyota Rav4 – Toyota has a reputation for making excellent and reliable vehicles. The 2021 Rav4 is no different and is a perfect option in the small SUV market. They can typically be leased for less than $400 per month, which depends on your leasing terms. It comes standard with a 203-hp 4-cylinder engine that can get about 35 mpg on the highway.
- Mazda CX-30 – The CX-30 is Mazda’s newest small crossover. It has the rakish styling of a lifted Mazda3 hatchback. Inside, it has a high-quality interior similar to the Mazda3. The dash has an elegant design, capped off by an 8.8-inch infotainment screen. It is operated via a center console dial controller, inspired by similar systems found in luxury cars. From a safety standpoint, the CX-30 comes very well-equipped. Standard driver assistance features include forward collision avoidance, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
- Nissan Rogue – Nissan makes some fantastic cars, and one on the top of the list is sure to be the 2021 Rogue Crossover SUV. With room for five passengers and plenty of cargo space, Nissan Rogue is appropriate for families, individuals, and everyone in between. It comes with an all-wheel-drive setup that provides top-notch handling in all road conditions.
- Alfa Romeo Stelvio – The Stelvio’s performance and personality are inherited directly from the Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan, with which the Stelvio shares its underpinnings and engines. This connection provides liveliness to the Stelvio that sets it apart from most of its competition. Stelvio’s technology features aren’t as innovative or useful as what you’ll find on rival SUVs such as the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, and Porsche Macan. But this Italian luxury SUV has an undeniable charm and enhanced driver-assist safety features that are worth your time and money.
Large SUVs to consider
Here is a selection of larger, more robust, and more family-friendly SUVs for your consideration:
- Kia Sorento – This car is ideal for a large family. It’ll seat seven people without any difficulty, carry loads of luggage, and will tow up to 2.5 tonnes of a caravan or, perhaps, boat. It’s enormous. A smooth 2.2-liter diesel engine provides power, but there’s also a plug-in hybrid option to keep emissions down. Every option offers plenty of power and surprising frugality. On top of that, Kia Sorento has got a seven-year 100,000-mile warranty.
- Skoda Kodiaq – Skoda took the term Sport Utility Vehicle and applied the most literal translation to it. With Skoda Kodiaq, you can choose between a range of engines, from frugal to fast. A load of different options from sporty to luxurious guarantee that anyone can find a Skoda that they will like. There are countless helpful features, called ‘Simply Clever’ by Skoda, that make life slightly more comfortable, from an ice scraper in the fuel filler flap to an umbrella hidden in the door.
- Land Rover Discovery Sport – Using Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, this SUV has an engine that can adapt to all types of driving surfaces such as mud, snow, sand, and rock, making no road trip a challenge too big for the Discovery Sport. Additionally, the Discovery Sport is one of the most efficient in its class. The TD4 SE variant can return up to 58mpg and has an impressive 129g/km of CO2 emissions. If you are looking for an SUV with low running costs yet can handle the harshest conditions, you won’t go wrong with a Land Rover Discovery Sport.
- Porsche Macan – Here is a vehicle that provides all the practical benefits of an SUV combined with the sports car experience. This is an SUV designed for high performance off-road that can give its sports car siblings a run for their money on a motorway. If your road trip involves plenty of long stretches, the Porsche Macan will not disappoint on speed. Its qualities don’t just lie in its performances on main roads. The Macan’s four-wheel drive capabilities and five-star Euro NCAP safety rating make it a great off-roader if your journey involves crossing challenging surfaces.
Luxury SUVs for your consideration
Finally, here are some luxury SUV options to think about if you want to treat yourself:
- BMW X3 – The 2021 X3 delivers the agility and driving capabilities BMW fans expect in a vehicle. As a bonus, BMW X3 also boasts an airy cabin and expansive cargo area. Behind the split-folding second row, you’ll find more than 28 cubic feet of room. Fold the rear seats down, and this expands to 62.7 cubic feet in total capacity. A classy cabin and an intuitive infotainment system are two additional fine attributes found in the X3.
- Range Rover – This British classic’s classy exterior is matched by an interior hat covered in thick leather, plush trim, and all sorts of premium material choices. Its straight-edged style adds to the perception of ruggedness. You can choose between different diesel and petrol engines, hybrid models, and potent 5.0-liter supercharged V8 units. With the latest Range Rover, here’s something to suit every taste.
- Lincoln Nautilus – If you plan on taking long trips regularly, this midsize SUV could be precisely what you need. The standard 250-horsepower turbo-four has more than enough grunt for daily driving. Lincoln Nautilus has an infotainment system that is user-friendly and comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.