The best 4x4 and SUV deals of 2022

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Whether you’re looking for a seven-seater family SUV, or the best small 4x4 for those last-minute adventures, there’s a 4x4 car to suit every lifestyle!

We’ve got you covered with the best of the bunch for 2022.

Want to know more? Check out our FAQs below.

What is a 4x4?

With rugged wheels, excellent visibility and the advantage of extra traction on uneven surfaces, 4x4s are designed to handle anything the elements can throw at them, keeping you and your passengers safe in even the toughest conditions. Don’t forget to check out our all-wheel drive vehicles too.

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Frequently asked questions

Four-wheel-drive (4WD) vs all-wheel-drive (AWD): What’s the difference?

Often these terms are used interchangeably, but they’re very different in reality. The term ‘four wheel drive’ (4WD or 4x4) relates to a vehicle system where the power is delivered to all four wheels simultaneously.

This means that the engine splits the power between each axle, so that all the wheels spin at the same rate. All wheel drive (AWD) is a more modern concept, where the power sent to each wheel is varied. Lots of SUVs and crossovers now feature AWD, because it is ideal for switching between city driving and off-road.

What does SUV stand for?

SUV stands for sport utility vehicle, but what does that mean? SUVs are cars which predominantly have four wheel drive, a higher driving position, come better equipped for winter and have a lot more room than your average hatchback. This makes them perfect for families.

What’s the difference between a crossover, a 4x4 and an SUV?

4x4s tend to have a rigid chassis and high ground clearance which helps with towing and tackling rough terrain. An SUV is lighter which means they often have improved steering and fuel economy. They usually have more luxurious features, too. Crossovers are smaller still and can suit those who want the SUV look with the practicality of a hatchback.

Are 4x4s good in snow?

One of the main advantages of driving a 4x4 in winter is the vehicle height. As the chassis sits higher than a conventional car, there’s more ground clearance, which is a big help when you’re trying to manoeuvre through deep snow.

AWD is great for driving through a combination of conditions, as it will switch between different power outputs depending on the surface.

For drivers living in areas that are more likely to see lots of black ice, driving a 4x4 might not be the best solution, though, as the added weight can increase your chance of skidding.

For adverse weather conditions, it’s a good idea to make sure your car is equipped with the correct tyres. During the colder months, winter tyres can improve your car’s performance, efficiency and overall safety. You can also fit your tyres with things like snow chains or snow socks, which you can purchase from your local Arnold Clark Parts department.

Are 4x4s expensive to run?

Because of its mechanical setup, a large 4WD vehicle is heavy, and takes a lot of power to move. By opting for all-terrain capability, drivers will usually need to sacrifice a bit of fuel economy.

Modern SUVs offer a more affordable option if the majority of your driving will be on ordinary roads and motorways. You’ll still get the raised ride height and commanding view of the road, and a little extra cash in your pocket too.

If it’s the rugged style that attracts you most, then you might want to consider a crossover, which will have all the road presence of a fully-fledged 4x4 with a much lighter chassis and improved running costs.

Which 4x4 should I buy?

If you’re looking for a 4x4, you’ll probably be spoiled for choice! To find the right one for you, think about your lifestyle and what your primary reasons for choosing a 4x4 vehicle are. Here are some reasons to get you started:

  • Regular driving through snow or muddy tracks;
  • Driving on flooded roads;
  • Towing caravans, horseboxes or boats.

Are space and practicality top of your list? Or do you need a sturdy vehicle that can tackle any terrain?

Whatever you’re after, Arnold Clark has the right 4x4 or SUV for you!

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