Why buy a seven-seater SUV when a seven-seater MPV does the job of ferrying people just as well, if not even better?
SUV owners will tell you that among other things, a sports utility vehicle looks better than a multi-purpose vehicle and can be just as versatile. With all-wheel-drive and higher ground clearance, an SUV can also go off-road and would fare better in a flash flood than a regular car.
Giving owners the ability to ford rivers and bash through jungles (even concrete ones) is the Land Rover Discovery, which is the tallest and largest contender here. Dimensions aside, the Discovery also offers a roomy and practical cabin filled with numerous amenities.
Making its first appearance in the seven-seater SUV segment in Singapore is Lexus and its RX350L. Can the Japanese carmaker, which is renowned for its luxuriousness and attention to detail, deliver the same standards of refinement to every occupant?
Also with a reputation to maintain is the Volvo XC90, which is arguably the first seven-seater SUV to become popular here. Although this second-generation model was launched three years ago, it remains a compelling proposition thanks to its attractive design and suite of advanced safety features.
Which of these square-jawed contenders will prove irresistible to surburbanites looking for a rugged seven-seater sports utility vehicle? Keep reading and see how they stack up!