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Cheapest 4x4s of 2022

4x4s are great at tackling rough roads or getting you out of a tricky spot in adverse weather conditions. Some luxury 4x4s can be very expensive, but if your budget doesn’t stretch that far we have picked a selection of the cheapest models offer that will still do the job.

skoda Karoq

1. Skoda Karoq

carwow price from
£255* / month (£24,733)
volvo XC40

2. Volvo XC40

carwow price from
£331* / month (£33,077)
skoda Kodiaq

3. Skoda Kodiaq

carwow price from
£299* / month (£31,189)
kia Sportage

4. Kia Sportage

carwow price from
£208* / month (£25,322)
fiat Panda 4x4

5. Fiat Panda 4x4

carwow price from
£236* / month (£16,423)
dacia Sandero Stepway

6. Dacia Sandero Stepway

carwow price from
£184* / month (£13,406)
toyota Yaris Cross

7. Toyota Yaris Cross

carwow price from
£220* / month (£23,370)
dacia Duster

8. Dacia Duster

carwow price from
£194* / month (£14,425)
suzuki Jimny

9. Suzuki Jimny Commercial

mazda CX-30

10. Mazda CX-30

carwow price from
£217* / month (£23,295)

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Not only is the Dacia Duster one of the most affordable 4x4s, but it has also proven to be one of the most reliable too. It’s rugged construction and relatively basic interior are plus points when it comes to long term reliability.

A good tow vehicle needs to have ample low-down torque, good traction and not be too light. That last point is because the maximum towing weight is largely dependent on the vehicle’s kerb weight. Also, if a trailer weighs more than 750kg (or is more than half the kerb weight of the vehicle), it will have to be braked.

Right, so with that in mind one of the best cheap 4x4s for towing is the Skoda Superb Estate, thanks to its combination of grippy 4x4 system and powerful engine. The Skoda Kodiaq is another great tow vehicle.

Aside from your particular risk profile, a 4x4’s engine size and price are key factors in insurance costs. It stands to reason then that smaller 4x4s like the Dacia Duster and Fiat Panda 4x4 will be cheaper to insure than something like a Mercedes GLE or Audi Q7.

Road tax is based on emissions levels, so the more efficient your engine, the lower the road tax. Hybrids in particular can benefit from lower road tax so hybrid SUVs like the Kia Sportage and Volvo XC40 will have lower road tax charges than something with a big, powerful six- or eight-cylinder petrol engine under its bonnet.