With so many SUVs on the market, finding the right shape and size to suit you can be complicated. A Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is defined as a wagon body style with elevated ride height, 2 or 4 doors and typically features 2WD or AWD. These days there are SUVs purpose built for almost any lifestyle, and they generally fall into one of four groups based on their length and width: Compact / Small SUVs, Medium SUVs, Large SUVs and Upper Large SUVs.

Compact/Small SUV’s

If you’re after a compact vehicle with the space and practicality of 5 seats, then a small SUV makes perfect sense.

QASHQAI on city road

Medium SUV’S

If you’d like a bit more space for both passengers and storage, then a medium or mid-size SUV would be the go. With the flexibility of 5 or 7 seats, they’re perfect for small families.

X-TRAIL parked alongside remote dam

Large SUV’s

If you’re a growing family after plenty of room, a large SUV with 7 seats across three rows would do the job.

Family playing inside Nissan Pathfinder

Upper Large SUV’s

If you’d like to carry up to 7 or 8 passengers in comfort while tackling off-road terrain, then an extra-large or upper large SUV is for you.

Patrol driving on beach