5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing an SUV

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When it comes to purchasing a car, an aspect of the search hunt phase is asking yourself various questions in order to get your hands on the appropriate vehicle. For instance, if you want to get an electric car, you will have to ask yourself questions to know which vehicle fulfills that unique criterion. This is the same case if you have to buy an SUV. 

Although the sales for SUVs have skyrocketed due to tons of appealing examples such as Honda Passport, Kia Telluride, and Hyundai Palisade, there are some factors to think over before actually gaining an SUV like that. You have to invest in the decision-making process by giving your effort, time, and money. 

But if you are unsure which questions you should be asking yourself, we have outlined 5 important questions just for you. In order to buy any car in Dubai, visit the CarSwitch website.

Do I really need an SUV?

This is the most basic and fundamental question you should ask yourself before buying any type of product. Similarly, prior to purchasing an SUV, you should ask yourself if you actually need one. Yes, they look exotic and appealing, all your family members can sit inside, boast a variety of upscale features, etc. 

But do you really need a huge, luxurious, and powerful SUV just for daily commute? Remember that the SUVs are particularly made for their high performance both on- and off-road. This means that they can tow and haul boats, huge cargos, and trailers along with the passengers that are seated inside. The fact is that if you are not going to tow or haul anything apart from children, little things, and animals, it is better to purchase a minivan. 

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What type of tow rating do I demand?

If you do have to tow big objects such as cars, trailers, or boats, then it is advised to search for a particular tow rating of all SUVs that you have eyes for. For instance, a few SUVs like the Honda Pilot or Passport have a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. 

On the other side, bigger SUVs such as the Cadillac Escalade boast a towing capacity of 8,300 pounds. Moreover, small-sized 2-row SUVs can only tow 1,500 pounds. Therefore, know the specs of your desired SUVs carefully in order to come to a decision.

How many seats do I need?

This is a pretty obvious question but still, some buyers ignore or do not give enough attention to this question in their buying research. Do you have only 2 children and hardly go on-road adventures with your friends? 

Then you can be okay with a 2-row SUV coming with 5 seats. But if you have 3 children along with your in-laws to go on travels, you will need more cargo area. In this case, a 3-row SUV having 7 to 8 seats is a better option for you and your family.

What type of safety features do I need?

After deciding that you will buy an SUV and pick out a few automotive brands from your choices, the next step is to decide which safety features you demand. This is because safety is the utmost priority regardless of your lifestyle and how much you will be driving the car. 

Therefore, remember that a few safety features such as rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and such are only present on high trim levels for some models. Therefore, see which safety features are added to your desired cars. 

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How crucial is fuel efficiency to me?

If you are currently using a sedan or a smaller vehicle, then you must be thinking that an SUV will offer inferior fuel economy ratings. However, smaller SUVs such as CR-V, RAV4, or Subaru Forester can gain 30 mpg or higher on the highway. But in case you have your eyes on a bigger SUV, the fuel efficiency will drop. 

In short, shop wisely!

There are all types of SUVs with their own shapes and dimensions to choose from in the market. Therefore, it is essential for you to check all of them to decide which model you should opt for. 

Also, erase the idea that you will get the perfect one for you. But you can buy yourself a nearly perfect SUV if you ask all the fundamental questions written above. 

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