On the Internet, there are countless videos of cars somewhere in the world gamely trying to drive through a heavily flooded street after a storm.
Not before long, a garang driver piloting a high-riding SUV ploughs triumphantly through the waters and out the other side.
Scenes like that don’t often play out in sunny Singapore.
But when the rains come, it’s good to have a high-riding vehicle to ford through the flood waters.
The three cars here offer that and then some.
Elevated, roomy and practical are just a few reasons why compact and sporty crossovers have taken consumers by storm, and we’re here to see which of the trio is worthy of your dollars and bottoms.
Back from a crossfit training session, the new Toyota RAV4 looks resplendent in Cyan Metallic covering muscular sheetmetal.
Compared with its anodyne-looking predecessor, the new RAV4’s expansive sculpted surfaces and large trapezoidal grille mark it out as the toughest-looking one here and the roomiest, too.
It’s a different story with the Skoda Karoq, the pert and petite member of our trio.
But size only tells half the story, as the traditional VW robust build quality, premium design and interior “Czechs” the box for the most premium SUV in the group.
The Subaru Forester needs no introduction to a driver looking for brawn and brains in a sporty package.
It’s loaded with tech like the Eyesight driver assist package and has absolutely ginormous door bins, making it very practical too.
Pack your bags and come along to see which of our three soft-roaders drives the hardest bargain.