Best SUVs to Purchase in 2022


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Best SUVs to Purchase in 2022

Last updated on: June 3, 2024

It’s a new year and you may be starting to think about whether you want to part exchange your car for an SUV this year, or you may just be interested in the best types of SUVs on the market in 2022.

We have gathered questions from popular questions car consumers have asked on Google regarding each vehicle. Look no further as we have an up-to-date list of our opinion of the best SUVs to purchase in 2022.

  • Porsche Macan
  • Vauxhall Mokka
  • BMW X5
  • Mercedes GLA
  • Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Peugeot 3008
  • Volvo XC40
  • Audi Q5
  • Range Rover Velar

Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is stylish, sophisticated and practical. Porsche are primarily known for their high-performance sports vehicles, but a Porsche SUV brings a sense of practicality to the brand and they are ideal for those with growing families who are looking for a luxurious family car.

What are the Specifications of the Porsche Macan?

The specifications or trims the Porsche Macan is available in are:

  • Base
  • S
  • GTS
  • Turbo

What Colours is the Porsche Macan Available in?

The Porsche Macan is available in a wide range of colours, the 2014-2022 Porsche Macan colours that are available are:

Standard Colours

  • White
  • Black

Metallic Colours

  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Mamba Green Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic

Special Colours

  • Carmine Red
  • Chalk
  • Miami Blue

What Makes the Porsche Macan Special?

The Porsche Macan comes in various specifications, as listed above. If customers opt for the Base specifications for the Macan, it still has the standard Porsche luxury and builds quality that a consumer would expect to see.

The car is equipped with the latest technology and models from 2014 to the present are virtually identical, so this makes the Macan a timeless car to purchase.

The car is also regarded highly in the terms of pop culture. The Porsche Macan has been featured in Netflix’s hit TV series: Selling Sunset. The model is very popular with residents in Los Angeles, so if you are looking to bring some LA glamour to your life, then the Porsche Macan maybe a car to consider.

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Vauxhall Mokka

The latest model of Vauxhall Mokka is completely different to the Mokkas we have seen previously. This time the Mokka is sleeker in style, fashionable and eye-catching and there is even a fully electric version on the market.

Specifications for the electric version of the Mokka (more commonly known as the Mokka-e):

  • SE Premium
  • SRi Premium
  • Elite Premium
  • Ultimate

Specifications for the petrol and diesel version of the Mokka:

  • SE Edition
  • SRi Premium
  • Elite Edition

For more detailed information on the specifics of the specifications of the Vauxhall Mokka we have listed please click on the Vauxhall Mokka link.

What Makes the Vauxhall Mokka Special?

The Vauxhall Mokka offers its consumers good value for money. Vauxhall offers mid-range prices, they are not a high-end brand, their target market is people who want a reasonably priced car that has up to date features. What makes the newer version of the Mokka stand out, in particular, is its overhaul design and it is packed with the latest technology such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, heated front seats and automatic headlights.

Is The Newer Model Much Better than The Previous Models?

Generally, whether the newer Mokka is better than the older version is down to personal preference. However, the newer Mokka is a completely different model to the previous versions and it appears that Vauxhall is targeting a new demographic for the Mokka, which appears to be younger people who are looking for a sporty small SUV, whereas the previous Mokka seemed to be aimed at middle-aged people who were looking for a more modest, basic small SUV.


The BMW X5 has always been a popular SUV on the whole. This is because the BMW X5 has always been practical, sporty and comfortable. Many car enthusiasts are keen on the way BMW SUVs drive, because of their easy handling and the useful mod-cons the cars are equipped with.

Is the BMW X5 Available as a Fully Electric Car?

The BMW X5 is available as a hybrid vehicle, which means drivers have the option to use either petrol or electric to run the car. According to BMW, the electric range for the vehicle is 88 kilometres which is 54.68 miles.

 However, there are rumours that BMW will release a fully electric version of the X5 in the near future, so it will be interesting to see if there is any truth behind these rumours.

Why is the BMW X5 a Good Car to Purchase in 2022?

The BMW X5 is a good car for those who are looking to change their car in 2022, because the car is modern, up to date and second-hand versions of the car tend to keep their value and quality. Usually, with BMWs there is very little upkeep and maintenance needed to keep second-hand X5s in good condition. We buy any car, like BMW X5s so there is a good chance that you may find a BMW X5 suitable for your needs and wants.

Extras that can be included with a BMW X5

  • 20” inch light alloy wheel Star-spoke style 748 M Jet Black
  • 22” M Performance light alloy wheel Star-spoke style 749M in Bicolour
  • BMW roof box 520 black/titanium silver
  • BMW rear bike rack Pro 2.0
  • BMW all-weather floor mats front

Extras that can be included with a BMW X5 M Performance

  • M performance rear diffuser carbon fibre
  • M performance rear winglet carbon fibre
  • M performance mirror cap carbon fibre
  • M performance steering wheel
  • M performance pedal covers stainless steel

Mercedes GLA

The Mercedes GLA is a luxury smaller sized SUV. The design and performance of the car rival the BMW X5. Both cars are German manufactured and for some car consumers, it is often a close choice to purchase one of the two cars.

So, like the BMW X5 is the Mercedes GLA available as a Hybrid?

This is a question you may be wondering, as we compared the Mercedes GLA to the BMW X5. The answer is yes, The Mercedes GLA is available as a plug in Hybrid. With the GLA 250e the electric range is of approximately 37 miles, so drivers can use the electric feature of the car for short distances. According to Mercedes-Benz it takes approximately 2-3 hours for the vehicle to be fully charged.

What Makes the Mercedes GLA a Good SUV for 2022?

The Mercedes GLA is a good car to consider in 2022, because the car is very on trend, second hand Mercedes GLA seem to keep in very good condition if they are well maintained.

Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is an SUV that is known for being reliable and highly practical. The Tiguan commonly appears in our top lists because it has had such a positive response from its consumers since its first release at the Frankfurt Motorshow in 2007.

The trims of the Volkswagen Tiguan is available in:

  • Life
  • Active
  • Elegance
  • R-Line
  • R

The trims we have listed start from the cheapest down to the most expensive. For further information on the exact details of the trims, please visit the “trims” link above.

Is the Volkswagen Tiguan Good Value for Money?

Most car consumers believe the Volkswagen Tiguan is good value for money because they offer a variety of trims which alter in price, so Tiguans can suit the price range of many different people, depending on their budget and the trim that suits their driving needs and wants best.

Has the design of the Volkswagen Tiguan altered lots over the years?

The external look and style of the Volkswagen Tiguan hasn’t altered too much since its first release. However, every few years Volkswagen has launched newer and improved versions of the Volkswagen Tiguan. The years that the model of the Tiguan has been altered are: 

  • Version 1: 2008-2011
  • Version 2: 2011-2016
  • Version 3: 2016-2020
  • Version 4: 2021-present

Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot 3008 has been a family car favourite for many years. Many families choose to purchase the 3008 because of its practicality and the lots space for growing children in the back of the car.

Why is the Peugeot 3008 a Good Car to Purchase?

The Peugeot 3008 is a good car to purchase in 2022, particularly for those who are looking for a decent sized family car, which is one of the more environmentally friendlier SUVs as they can offer the vehicle as a Hybrid. The Hybrid version of the Peugeot 3008 is impressive because it offers a range from up to 40 miles on a full electric charge, which is higher than some of their competitors and this is why consumers have responded so well to the switch to the Hybrid Peugeot 3008.

Is the Peugeot 3008 Reliable?

According to John Pease Motor Group’s research, Peugeot as a car manufacturer was named as the most reliable car brand. This research was par- taken by J.D Power that generated reviews from real car customers to determine which car brand is most reliable in those car consumer’s opinions. This research shows that many customers are impressed with the reliability of Peugeot and this must mean the Peugeot 3008 is deemed reliable by many people.

Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 is a comfortable compact sized SUV which has been popular particularly with drivers in the UK and across Europe. Like its competitors, the Peugeot 3008 and the Volkswagen Tiguan, the car is a mid range priced family SUV.

Where is the Volvo XC40 made?

According to Engine Patrol, the Volvo XC40 is made in numerous manufacturing plants across the world. The models that are being produced for the USA and Europe are produced in Belgium. The cars that are being produced for South America and Asia are produced in China.

How is the Volvo XC40 in snow?

The Volvo is a good car to be driven carefully in snowy conditions. This is because it has the T5 all-wheel-drive powertrain; it provides extra traction to be able to be driven safely in light snow.

What Makes the Volvo XC40 Special?

Some car consumers view the Volvo XC40 as ‘special’ because the car is very easy to drive and the cabin features are nicely laid out and the seats are known for always being very comfortable.

Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 has been a family favourite for decades. Car consumers are often impressed by the durability and general appearance of the car. Whilst the car is primarily used by people who need a decent, reliable vehicle to ferry their family around, single people and couples also appreciate the car as the car provides a very good higher driving position. The later models of the Audi Q5 are equipped with the latest technology, with impressive features such as “Audi Connect” which transfers data from your smartphone to your entertainment screen in the car.

Does the Audi Q5 last long?

According to Motor Ask, The Audi Q5 can last between 10 to 13 years. This is based on the car having proper care and maintenance and if you the car owner, were to drive on the average of 13,500 miles per year. Most Audi Q5s can last up to 125,000 to 180,000 miles. Which makes the car ideal for those who are looking for a long term family car.

Why is the Audi Q5 so popular?

The Audi Q5 has been popular with car consumers in recent years because of its stylish interior, generous sized cabin space and the high tech features that always seem to be included in newer models of Audis.

What is the Audi Q5 Hybrid like?

The Audi Q5 hybrid is known as the ‘Audi Q5 TFSI e’. It looks pretty much identical to the fully fuel version of the Q5, the main difference being that with the Hybrid version you can run the car on solely electric for up to 37 miles, making it ideal to be used for short journeys.

Range Rover Velar

The Range Rover Velar is a car which is particularly well suited to being driven on various UK roads, this is because the car is British made and Range Rover always seem to manufacture sturdy 4x4s that ideal for the various driving terrain we have in the UK whilst ensuring the car is very sophisticated with a touch of glamour.

Who is a Range Rover Velar suitable for?

The Range Rover Velar is suitable for a wide range of people. This includes people who live in the countryside and they are looking for a reliable yet luxurious car to be driven on the country lanes. Or people who live in more urban areas and they just enjoy driving a car that is elegant yet sturdy.

Is the Range Rover Velar a luxury car?

Yes, Land Rover owns Range Rover, and they class their Range Rovers as being luxurious versions of their typically more rugged Land Rovers.

Is the Range Rover Velar available as a hybrid?

Yes, as of 2021 Range Rover launched their first ever hybrid version of the Velar. It is a plug in hybrid model, which has an electric range of 33 miles and the fuel type is diesel.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed our selection of best SUVs to purchase in 2022. Here are our final views:

  • Best Luxury SUV: Porsche Macan
  • Best Family SUV: Peugeot 3008
  • Best SUV for off road: Range Rover Velar
  • Best SUV for technology: Mercedes GLA
  • Most stylish SUV: BMW X5
  • Best Overall SUV: Audi Q5

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