What is an SUV?
A sport utility vehicle is a car classification that combines elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive.
There is no commonly agreed-upon definition of an SUV and usage of the term varies between countries.
Best Big SUV In Kenya
1. Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is the undisputed king of 4x4s and its ability to combine luxury with off-road capability is legendary. It can seat 8 adults in absolute comfort and go to the end of the world without skipping a beat.
2. The Nissan Patrol
The Nissan Patrol is a behemoth that can similarly seat 8 adults in comfort and luxury. The interior space is unparalleled and passengers are treated to loyalty.
3. Land Rover Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery holds brief for the Range Rover and the Defender. It combines the desirable features of both into a supremely luxurious car with unparalleled off-road capability. It can seat 7 adults in comfort and luxury.
4. Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 has been voted as one of the safest SUVs in the world and it boasts of top-notch safety ratings. Besides this, it can carry 7 adults in absolute luxury.
5. Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder is spacious and comfortable. Its history has not been as illustrious as the Toyota Prado but it certainly has improved lately in terms of comfort and interior space.
6. Toyota Prado
The Toyota Prado is a very popular car in Kenya. This popularity is driven by its reliability and longevity. It’s not in the top tier when it comes to comfort and interior space but it can hold its own.
7. Mitsubishi Pajero
The Mitsubishi Pajero follows the Prado closely in terms of design and interior space. The third-row seats are practical but not necessarily comfortable for adults.
8. Ford Everest
The Ford Everest is a legitimate SUV that has somehow been overlooked in the Kenyan market. It’s a spacious 7-seater with good safety ratings.
9. Toyota Fortuner
The Toyota Fortuner is built on the Hilux platform with a similar cabin layout as the Prado. Comfort is not its forte but nonetheless can carry 7 passengers.
10. Land Rover Defender 110
The Land Rover Defender is a military-grade car that is more for adventure and exploration than creature comforts.
Does SUV consume more fuel?
Since SUVs are heavier, even the most fuel-efficient vehicles in this category will get significantly fewer miles per gallon than sedans. On average, the most fuel-efficient SUVs average around 20-25 MPG, while sedans get anywhere from 30 to 40 MPG.