Africa still has a lot of rural settings. That is why the car market is in need of SUVs and Mini SUVs that are compatible with this setting and the urban life. When purchasing SUVs, it is important that you get one that will speed through the highways and be able to comfortably navigate through the rough country terrain and still offer great control and durability. Let us look at the top 7 SUVs and Mini SUVs for the rural and urban settings.
1. Honda CR-V
Apart from being among the most affordable SUVs, the Honda CR-V also shines in terms of a spacious interior, standard rearview camera, great performance, and nimble handling. The fuel economy on this car is enviable. Its great control does well on the rough terrains, which is why it is in this list.
2. 2014 Subaru Forester
The Subaru forester has been completely redesigned with 2014 in mind. The new beast stands taller than other SUVs based on its standard all-wheel drive, great economy on fuel and a comfortable interior. The all-wheel drive comes in handy in the rural settings and the fuel economy is more than a city dweller can ask for.
3. 2013 Hyundai Tucson
If you are looking for standard features, great performance and a pretty face, then the 2013 Hyundai Tucson is the vehicle for you. You might be limited in power and cargo space, but fuel economy and great control makes this SUV a vehicle of choice for many SUV enthusiasts in Africa.
4. 2013 Kia Sportage
Though not as noticeable as other SUVs in terms of space, the KIA Sportage is a competitor especially in safety and handling. Great fuel economy and control must be the reason why it is rising up as one of the best SUVs in Africa to handle both the rural and urban settings. The vehicle’s pretty face should not fool you into thinking it is a weak machine, its performance on rough terrain is something to write home about.
5. 2013 Toyota RAV4
This list cannot be complete without a Toyota vehicle. Toyotas are common in Africa and the 2013 RAV4 had to be in this list. The vehicle is widely used because of its compatibility, great performance levels, admirable fuel consumption, spacious cargo and great comfort. The vehicle is also pretty to look at and thus one of the SUVs that are common in urban settings.
6. 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
With a low price tag, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a favorite for many in Africa. The vehicle has great performance and gives amazing control on both the rural and urban settings. In addition to the low base price, the fuel economy is great making a great combination not found in most SUVs.
7. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
If you are looking for a powerful machine, the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is the vehicle you need. The cargo space might not be all that and the price is higher than all the SUVs in this list, but it is a reliable vehicle especially when it comes to performance and is good looking.