The Subaru Impreza
Battle Of The Affordable SUVs: The Subaru Impreza V Renault Kadjar
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The Subaru Impreza and Renault Kadjar are just two examples that the SUV is fast becoming the UK’s most desirable car. While new car registrations appear to have reached their peak, this is not the case for SUVs. It seems that market growth is continuing for SUVs in the UK, and with more affordable models appearing on the market, now could be a great time to invest in a new car. When it comes to choosing an ‘affordable’ SUV, however, it can be difficult to know what to look out for.

To help you see some of the options under £30,000, have a read of the following comparison between the 2019 Subaru Impreza and the 2019 Renault Kadjar.

The Subaru Impreza: Overview

We’re now into the fifth generation of the Subaru Impreza, a car which the company hopes will appeal to those looking at an affordable SUV. Available in two engine classes, a 1.6 and 2.0, you’ll want to go for the 2.0 to experience the Impreza at its best – which is 154bhp at 6,000rpm.

The Impreza delivers a solid, stable ride, helped by the changes to the suspension points. Drivers can assert great control over their vehicle, while the steering is also something to be admired. There’s always the option to customise your car, with Impreza coilovers providing the option of adjusting your ride height for the most personal experience. The Impreza might not be the most popular model, but you can be assured that it’s capable of packing quite a punch.

Priced between £18,740 and £20,240, it’s a fantastic alternative to more expensive four-wheel-drive C-segment hatchback models from brands like Mercedes or Audi.

The Renault Kadjar: Overview

The Renault Kadjar is pegged as a family-friendly SUV that rivals some of its own models like the Captur. It also has a lot of rivals from other mid-sized crossovers, but one thing that Kadjar does have is a shared engine with the current Mercedes A-Class, which is something worth shouting about. It’s available in a 1.3 and a 1.5 litre, although the difference in speed is negligible.

The Subaru Impreza

While not the most agile of cars, the Kadjar’s slower steering means that it is great for driving with kids and along motorways. It’s not an exemplary car by any means, but the car’s interior features like the advanced climate control and roomy boot space can make this a wise choice for families looking to experience an SUV.

The Kadjar is priced between £20,335 and £29,735, a fair price for those looking to try an SUV from a reliable manufacturer.

Choosing the right car is never easy, but the impressive thing about these two SUVs is their lower price point. While they might not be all-singing, all-dancing SUVs like the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 (which comes with an eye-watering £74,599 starting price tag), they are a fantastic choice for car buyers looking to own an SUV at a more affordable rate. Why not book some test drives and see which fits best?

The Subaru Impreza
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