6 of The Most Top-Selling SUVs
SUVs have fast become one of the most resilient segments in the Australian car market.
With all the different models out there today, choosing the best SUV can be a difficult and confusing task.
Need help with narrowing down your search for the ultimate SUV?
Here are six of the best-selling SUVs and what makes them unique!
1. Toyota RAV4
It comes as no surprise that the popular Toyota RAV4 is the best selling SUV, not just in Australia, but in many countries across the world!
The current models available include the GX, GXL, Cruiser and Edge – with the option of a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The RAV4 Edge is the only exception, offering an impressive eight-speed automatic transmission.
Most of these models come equipped with a 2.0L hybrid engine and 2WD or AWD systems.
Standard safety tech features include lane departure alert, pre-collision warning, cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind sot monitoring.
2. MG ZS
The MG ZS first came out in 2017, and it’s been a hit amongst SUV lovers ever since.
This popular car boasts features like LED daytime functioning lamps, a touchscreen 8-inch infotainment screen, distinct alloys, rear sensors for parking, and excellent steering.
The best-selling MG ZS Excite runs on a 1.5-litre engine and FWD system.
For the most comfortable driving experience, the interior is equipped with luxurious leather trims and steering wheel and an awesome 6-speaker surround sound system.
3. Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is the brand’s forerunner in the SUV category, and it still stands strong in the ranks of the most popular SUVs on the market.
Whether you choose the Maxx, Maxx Sport, Touring, GT or the Akera version, you are guaranteed to be satisfied with the comfort and safety features equipped in these cars.
From the 360° View Monitor and 7-inch infotainment system to the Mazda Radar Cruise Control and cargo illumination in select models, you’ll be nothing short of impressed.
The most recent CX-5s have i-ACTIV AWD and turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engines, which are more than capable of producing 140-170kW of power.
4. Toyota Prado
The Prado is undoubtedly another one of Toyota’s top-selling SUVs.
Choose from the GX, GXL, VX, and Kakadu – each well-equipped with 4WD and a powerful 2.8L turbocharged diesel engine.
Families love the Prado, available in both 5 and 7-seat options with Active Traction Control, Hill-Start Assist and an awesome 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display.
The high-end Kakadu model offers an advanced Adaptive Variable Suspension, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, and Multi-Terrain Select to make both off-road and on-road adventures a smooth experience.
If you’re the adventurous type, you might consider adding weather shields, bullbars, and roof racks to your Prado – and you’ll be good to go!
5. Kia Sportage
Next on the list is the extremely popular Kia Sportage.
It comes in a variety of models, namely the S, SX, SX+ and GT-Line.
Each one comes with the option of either a petrol or diesel engine and manual or automatic transmission, as well as an AWD system on select models.
The Sportage is known for its impressive features (depending on the model), including 17-inch alloy wheels, a highly-advanced infotainment system, Blind Pot Collision Prevention Assist, front parking sensors, and more!
6. Toyota Kluger
Toyota is truly killing the SUV game, with the Kruger being the 3rd Toyota on our list of best-selling SUVs.
Also called the Toyota Highlander in other countries, this mid-sized 7-seater SUV fills the gap between the RAV4 and the Prado.
Its GX, GXL, and Grande models offer either a 3.5-litre V6 engine or a 2.5-litre Hybrid engine. The standard models are equipped with 2WD, while the higher-end ones come with AWD systems.
Combining style, comfort, high-tech features and a fantastic driving experience, the Kluger is without a doubt another great SUV on the market.
If you’ve been hunting for your next SUV, you can’t go wrong with picking one of the top-selling SUVs on this list.
A smaller SUV like the Mazda CX-3 would be most suitable for those preferring a more compact car for getting around town, while a larger SUV like the Toyota Prado would be a great option for large families or those looking for an SUV with offroad capabilities.
As with any investment, do your research and pick something that suits your lifestyle and preferences best.