The term 'SUV' means Sports Utility Vehicle. Not to be confused with a 'Jeep' or a '4x4', they are one of the largest body-types a car is available in and are favoured for their everyday practicality, interior comfort and raised driving position. You can learn more about what constitutes an SUV by heading over to our 'What Is An SUV' page.Click here to find out the meaning behind each car body type.
Certain manufacturers are synonymous with the term 'SUV', namely - Land Rover, Jeep & Suzuki, however as these models come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, SUV's are very popular among both personal car leasing customers and business users. Some people often confuse Cross-overs with SUV's due to how heavily inspired they are by the latter, you can find out more on what defines a Cross-over here.
Almost every single manufacturer offers a variation of the SUV body-type - the five categories we divide them into are Large, Extra Large, Executive, Full-size & Oversize. Below is a list of each model belonging to its respective category.
Bordering on the Cross-over segment, compact SUV's often have more sophisticated off-road systems, making them a cut above the cross-over classification. Aside from this, Large is the category where the bulk of the models lay. With larger size models, tyres are also often slightly wider and more expensive to replace.
Chances are you'll have seen an awful lot of Range Rover Evoques out on the road, while it is Land Rovers entry-level model, they still retain the same level of luxury that Land Rover are known for. Its stylish, haunch looks and modern interior make the model stand out in the incredibly crowded market.
Porsche have a sizeable range of SUV's and sit in the upper-echelon in terms of luxury level, though there's also no compromise on the level of performance associated with being a Porsche. With Porsche having such high standards and build quality, residual values are often very good on their models, with the Macan being the most popular out of their range of SUV's.
The Sorento has very recently had a mid-life refresh and is back once again to offer even greater value for money over the previous model. It's still only available with a diesel engine, but features such as alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning & Bluetooth connectivity all come as standard. Whats more, is that the Sorento is quite quick on its feet for a car of its size, with a 0-62 time of 8.7 seconds all while retaining an average mpg of 47.1 MPG. Kia really have upped their game with the new Sorento.You can find out our latest rates on the Kia Sorento by clicking here.
Most known for their great handling and driving dynamics, BMW have a huge range of SUV models, with the X3 sitting right in the centre of their range. As the X3 shares many parts with other BMW models, there is also a wide range of engines, including a full-fat performance X3 M40i.
The XC60 has been given a recent face-lift as part of Volvo's ongoing campaign to modernise their range. Back once again with upgraded lights, minimalist cabin and new autonomous driving & safety tech, the XC60 has remained as one of the best family all-rounders.
The Nissan X-Trail is an affordable seven-seater family commuter car with a nicely spaced out interior and good choice of engines; because of this, it's one of Nissan's best-selling vehicles worldwide. Despite being a step above the Nissan Qashqai, the cost of leasing an X-Trail is only marginally more expensive, offering great value for money.You can find all of our latest Nissan X-Trail lease offers here.
The E-Pace is one of the entry-level models into the Jaguar range. Priced right alongside the XE Saloon, the E-Pace is a stylish small SUV that is essentially a smaller version of the popular F-Pace. It's available with a wide choice of engines and drive-train setups, both petrol and diesel, FWD or AWD can be chosen along with an enormous range of trim levels - Standard, HSE, R-Dynamic, R-Dynamic HSE, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic S Black Edition, R-Dynamic SE, S, S Black Edition, SE.Check out our huge range of E-Pace offers here!