The auto site “Behind the Wheel” named the TOP 4 SUVs for 500 thousand rubles that will not ruin the owners
The magazine “Behind the Wheel” has compiled a list of SUVs costing up to 500 thousand rubles, which will not burden the owners with additional expenses. The Lada 4×4 somehow ended up at the top of this rating. For this money you can find a copy produced in 2015-2016. The magazine emphasizes the reliability of this model’s engine, although its maintenance requires some care. Especially for those who prefer off-roading, experts advise modifying the front and rear gearboxes, since in their standard state they are ineffectively protected from water and dirt, which can accelerate wear of the units.
Second place on the list is occupied by the first generation Kia Sportage, represented by the latest 2005-2006 models. Despite potential problems with the front wheel bearings and front axle couplings, experts called the car durable and reliable.
In third place is the Suzuki Grand Vitara. The average age of first-generation cars for sale is 20 years, but they continue to be not only visually attractive, but also reliable SUVs. The magazine recommends paying attention to models with gasoline engines, especially the 128-horsepower two-liter unit, which is considered the most reliable.
Interestingly, this list also includes the first generation Jeep Cherokee XJ. Experts recommend considering cars with a 2.0-liter in-line gasoline engine, noting its optimal reliability and dynamics.