Top 4 Alternatives of SUVs

July 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Some people say that SUVs best serve the large family and a person with big family can easily accommodate his members but if you wish to carry your pet dog with you should look for some alternative. No doubt SUVs are comfortable and luxury vehicles but still there carry some negative points for instance most of them are heavy and have low fuel economy and extra weight and height of some of the SUVs make them tough to drive.

As compare to other cars, SUVs consume more time to stop and also increase the chances of overturn accidents. If you still like SUV you can also consider the alternatives of SUVs like station wagons. The big plus point of station wagons is that most of the models are more practical and offers better fuel economy as compare to typical SUVs.

Following are some of the alternatives of SUVs;

1. Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen

Volkswagen Tiguan is a wonderful small size SUV and it is quite affordable and speedy as well. People who buy it admire the sporty looks and overall performance and like to use it as a family vehicle. Well, it is all for those people who love SUV, if you want the same features and want its alternative in form of any other Volkswagen vehicle you can go for Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen.

  • Comparison of Cargo Space

This spacious vehicle offers space of 32.8 cubic feet at the back of back seat and overall space of 66.0 cubic feet. On the other side, Tiguan provides 23.8 cubic feet of space for cargo at the back of back seat and overall capacity of 56.1 cubic feet.

  • Comparison of Price

Starting price of Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen is less than Volkswagen Tiguan i.e. US $3,500.

  • Comparison of Fuel Economy

Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen offers fuel economy value of 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, whereas Volkswagen Tiguan presents fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on highway.

  • Comparison of Performance

When we compare Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen and Volkswagen Tiguan in terms of overall performance again Sportswagen takes the lead.

  • Driving Options

Volkswagen Tiguan is also available in all wheel drive; hence people who like such kind of car find it a better option as compare to Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen.

2. BMW 3Series Wagon Vs BMW X3

BMW 3Series Wagon

BMW X3

  • Comparison of Price

There is not huge difference in the prices of BMW X3 and BMW 3 Series wagon, starting price of BMW X3 is US $36,750 and that of BMW 3Series Wagon is US $36,200.

  • Comparison of Engine

BMW X3 and BMW 3 Series wagon are equipped with 3.0L 6 cylinder inline engine which produces HP of 240. The difference of weight affects the performance of engine as the weight of BMW 3 Series wagon is less than BMW X3, hence it is efficient performance wise and being light weight quite speedy too.

  • Comparison of Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy of BMW X3 is less than BMW 3 Series wagon i.e. 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway whereas fuel economy of BMW 3 Series wagon is 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

  • Comparison of Cargo space

When you will look at BMW X3 you will find it bigger than BMW 3 Series wagon but cargo space of Wagon is more than BMW X3. BMW 3 Series wagon offers cargo space of 60.9 cubic feet whereas BMW X3 presents 56.6 cubic feet cargo space.

3. Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Vs Cadillac SRX

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac SRX

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and Cadillac SRX both possess superb interior and offers superb driving experience.

  • Comparison of Cargo Space

Cadillac SRX offers cargo space of 61.1 cubic feet, on the other side Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is less spacious and has cargo space of 58 cubic feet.

  • Comparison of Fuel Economy

Fuel economy of Cadillac SRX is 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway and that of Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

  • Comparison of Price

Starting price of Cadillac SRX is US $34,400 whereas starting price of Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is US $38,300.

4. Subaru Outback Vs Subaru Tribeca

Subaru Outback

Subaru Tribeca

Subaru Outback is among the biggest wagon and being all wheel drive vehicle it can be compared to any SUV but Subaru Tribeca is different kind of SUV. Following comparison will clear the point of differences between Subaru Outback and Subaru Tribeca.

  • Comparison of Cargo Space

Subaru Outback offers 71.3 cubic feet, whereas Subaru Tribeca presents more space as compare to Outback i.e. 74.4 cubic feet.

  • Comparison of Fuel Economy

Fuel economy value of Subaru Outback is 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, on the other side value of fuel of Subaru Tribeca is 16 mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway.

  • Comparison of Price

Starting price of Subaru Outback US $23,500 and the Subaru Tribeca has starting price of US$35,000.

Even there are better options and alternatives of SUV still most of the people prefer to buy. That’s the reason automobile companies keeps on introducing different kinds of SUVs i.e. traditional SUVs, Crossover SUVs, Off-Road SUVs and hybrid SUVs in order to offer wide range of choices to customers. The main reason that attracts the buyers towards SUVs is the safety; being tall and heavy SUVs are quite safe and in case of crash there are chances of less injuries as compare to other light weight vehicles.


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