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5 Cars Which Prove Big Can Be Beautiful

Bigger Cars Don't Always Had A Great Reputation For Being The Best Looking Of Cars. Here Is Our Pick Of The Top 5 Cars That Combine Both Size & Great Looks.

Jun 20, 2014

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels you may have ruled out buying a big car. Big cars have a reputation for being uneconomical, difficult to drive and tricky to park. You may also be put off by the potential cost of buying a larger model.

However, there are lots of brilliant big cars on the market that combine practicality, efficiency and flexibility. Here are five cars which prove that big can be beautiful.

Kia Sportage

Since its launch in 2010, the Kia Sportage has taken the crossover market by storm. The new Sportage boasts head-turning looks, an upmarket interior, generous equipment list and family-friendly practicality. You also get the peace of mind of Kia’s seven-year warranty.

The front-wheel drive entry-level diesel model gives you low emissions and excellent fuel economy while the Sportage is also one of the most affordable cars in its class.

Auto Express said that ‘stylish looks, a seven-year warranty and a great-value price tag make the Kia Sportage a hugely desirable crossover’.

Ford Kuga

Redesigned from the ground up, the new Ford Kuga is a dynamic, sleek and versatile SUV which combines a stylish design with bags of interior space and all the latest technology.

The Kuga boasts intelligent All Wheel Drive, Active Parking Assist and a rear-view camera which make driving and parking easier. It also has a hands-free tailgate which is a brilliant innovation for when your hands are full. Inside, Ford SYNC gives you voice control of your music and mobile calls and will even read your text messages to you.

Car magazine called the 2013 Kuga ‘a very comfort-oriented car, with impressive levels of refinement’.

Nissan X-Trail

The new Nissan X-Trail joins the Juke, Qashqai, Murano and Pathfinder in Nissan’s leading crossover range.

As well as best-in-class legroom, you can increase the legroom or boot space by moving the middle bench while all three rows of seats are arranged in a theatre-style layout, with the mounting points for the second and third rows being higher than the ones in front.

All models boast get air-conditioning, alloy wheels, six airbags, LED daytime running lights, five-inch colour combimeter display, Bluetooth with microphone, cruise control and speed limiter, hill start assist, follow me home lights and a luggage board system as standard.

Auto Express said that the new X-Trail ‘continues Nissan’s fine run of recent form in building family-friendly crossovers.’

Mazda CX-5

The multi award-winning Mazda CX-5 is one of the best SUVs you can buy. With a sleek and dynamic design, the CX-5 combines style and practicality with performance and has been awarded the maximum five star safety rating by Euro NCAP.

The interior has been ergonomically designed and your in-car equipment includes a 5.8" touchscreen colour display, hands-free iPhone and Bluetooth car stereo connectivity, a USB connection and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The CX-5 is a high quality, versatile and fuel-efficient SUV that What Car called ‘sensational’.

Skoda Yeti Outdoor

The Skoda Yeti now comes in two styles and the Outdoor version is perfect for the active family. The ‘Outdoor’ spec comprises chopped front and rear bumpers, allowing steeper approach and departure angles and an all-wheel drive system that makes the Yeti as good off-road as on it.

Even though it is a big car, it’s great to drive, has lightweight, wide-opening doors and a family friendly 416 litre boot.

As well as winning Top Gear’s Family Car of the year award 2009 shortly after its release, the Yeti was named the most satisfying car to own by UK drivers in the annual Auto Express Driver Power customer satisfaction survey in both 2012 and 2013.

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