Best big 4x4s of 2022
A large 4x4 can be a great multi-purpose vehicle. The best ones can tackle anything from the school run to an off-road track without breaking a sweat. The high driving position gives you a commanding view out and you won’t have to bend down to load items into the boot either. There’s plenty of interior space with some offering seating for up to seven occupants. Our expert team has selected some of the very best large 4x4s on sale today.
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The Land Rover Discovery offers a class-leading 1,137 litres of space behind the second row of seats, that beats even the Range Rover’s impressive 909 litres. Most other large 4x4 rivals manage between 550- and 800-litres of boot space. At a much lower price point, the Skoda Kodiaq offers a generous 835 litres of space for your goods.
The Skoda Kodiaq is a strong contender for this title, with the SE Drive 4x4 model coming in at just £35,690 with a 150hp turbo diesel engine and DSG automatic transmission. Most other large 4x4s start closer to the £40,000 price point. Even if you don’t need the option of seven seats, a Nissan Qashqai in 4x4 trim still comes in at £33,220 and is less spacious.
The BMW X5 xDrive 45e is a Plug-in Hybrid offering up to 235.4 MPG on the WLTP cycle. That’s thanks in part to its 54 miles of all-electric range, if your daily commute is less than that figure then you could potentially use no fuel at all. However, if you forget to charge it that MPG figure will drop rapidly. The Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid claims an even better 353 MPG combined.
More conventional models like the turbodiesel Skoda Kodiaq offer a mixed consumption figure of 47.7 MPG which is still impressive and should be more easily attainable in a variety of driving conditions.