4x4s are so versatile, it’s no surprise that they are hugely popular as used cars. They are superb all-rounders that give a fantastic high drive position which most motorists absolutely love. They are also excellent for adventures of all kinds because of their off road capabilities and are unstoppable in bad weather, which increases their appeal to school parents and motorists who have to commute or travel in all weathers. Buying a pre-owned 4x4 significantly reduces their costs but retains all their appeal and allure of being durable and stylish. So if you’re in the market for a 4x4, which is the best used model to go for?
Top of the list has to be the Land Rover Discovery. It is simply one of the most advanced 4x4s on the road, with technology in abundance and sophisticated style both externally and internally. It can plough through up to three feet of water, can more than accommodate seven adults comfortably and has great storage options. It is probably the most capable 4x4 on the market and will tackle just about any terrain with sheer ease.
A great alternative is the Volvo XC90. It has less off-road capabilities but it’s more than capable on rough roads and has plenty of space for seven passengers. And even with those passengers securely fastened into a third row of seats, there is still space for luggage at the rear.
Other options include the Toyota Land Cruiser, which has superb suspension ideal for both off-roading and traversing common pot holes. The Land Cruiser is a beast of a 4x4 and is highly practical in almost every scenario. Our hot tip is for the 2.8-litre for great motorway cruising and slightly lower running costs.
And finally we have the Audi Q7, which has an undoubted touch of prestige about it. Of course it has much more going for it than just prestige; superb engines, a solid build and exceptional technology make the Q7 a big hitter in the 4x4 market.
Why not take a look at our current range of used 4x4s online? Our stock is regularly updated with new models, so if you are in the market for something specific, let us know and we can give you a call as soon as we have what it is you are looking for. Or if you’d like some advice on which 4x4 might best suit you, why not chat to our sales team? We can give you free, impartial, tailored advice based on your requirements. You can get in touch with McCarthy Cars in several ways: give us a call, use our online live chat or visit us at our location in Croydon, which is easily accessible from London and the M25.