In 2017, sales of SUVs have overtaken passenger cars for the first time, suggesting that our driving tastes have moved more towards a higher driving position, greater storage space and seating flexibility than offered by sedans and hatchbacks. Whilst many SUVs are more suited to sealed roads than off-road conditions, SUVs have become very popular with families who want a larger car, but are not ready for the expense of a 4WD vehicle.

Taking out a car loan is an excellent strategy to upgrade your current vehicle to a newer model, particularly when you have a growing family. Their popularity means that there is generally an SUV on the market that will fit your family’s needs and your budget, anything from around $30K up to $100K. So, if you want to explore the best SUV options on the market, here are our top 10 picks.

FORD ESCAPE: Available for a starting price of around $30K, the Ford Escape can seat 5 people with ease and comes with Apple CarPlay & Bluetooth integration, GPS navigation, USB ports and dual zone climate control, as well as plenty more extras

KIA SORENTO: Available for a starting price of around $43K, the Kia Sorento seats 7 people and comes with Apple CarPlay, smart key and push button start, a premium sound system, heated seats, blind spot detection, A/C, lane keeping assist and lots more.

SUBARU OUTBACK: For a starting price of around $40K the Subaru Outlook seats 5 people and comes with Drive Assist, a reversing camera, Bluetooth integration, smart key and push button start, heated seats, A/C, GPS navigation, USB ports and much more.

MAZDA CX-5: From $32K, the Mazda CX-5 seats 5 people with lots of leg room and offers an innovative active driving display, rear parking sensors, sliding glass sunroof, dual zone climate control, smart keyless entry, GPS navigation and internet radio integration.

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER:  Starting at around $28K for a 7 seat Mitsubishi Outlander, there is plenty of leg room for everyone, as well as dual zone climate control, heated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB ports, Bluetooth, hill start assist and reverse parking sensors.

TOYOTA KLUGER: With a base price of around $48K, the Toyota Kluger seats 7 people and comes with voice recognition, A/C, GPS navigation, Bluetooth, MP3 compatibility, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors and plenty of options.

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE: Starting at around $61k, the Range Rover Evoque seats 5 people and comes with GPS navigation, rain sensing wipers, rear view camera, front parking aid, heated door mirrors, keyless entry, leather seats and lots more options.

AUDI Q5: With a starting price at around $72K, the Audi Q5 seats 5 people and comes with GPS navigation, an in-car WIFI hotspot, Bluetooth integration, keyless entry and start, parking assistance and 360 degree cameras, as well as lots more options.

BMW X5: A starting price of around $100K puts the BMW X5 in the higher price bracket, but it comes with lots of great features. From parking assist, a rear-view camera, rain sensors, dual zone automatic climate control, GPS navigation and a mobile internet portal, the BMW X5 might just be the SUV your family needs.

HYUNDAI TUCSON: Starting at a very reasonable $28K, the Tuscan range seats 5 people and has a panoramic sunroof, dual exhausts, premium interior, heated seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, GPS navigation, dual zone climate control, push button start, rear view camera, rain sensors and lots more options.

For competitive rates on car loans for your new family SUV, call National Finance Solutions on 1300 13 50 50 or get an online quote today.