The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in the Country

Living in the country is a whole different way of living. You deal with rough and uneven roads, mud, snow, rain, and ice and you need a vehicle that can stand up to these kinds of conditions with ease. We’ve put together a list of the top four used cars to consider for those who live in the country.

Must-haves

When searching for the ideal vehicle there are a few features you’ll want to consider, which include:

  • Ruggedness, the ability to drive over uneven terrain with ease
  • 4WD or AWD
  • A reliable and powerful vehicle
  • Plenty of cargo space

List of top four Vehicles

Keeping the above criteria in mind, we’ve come up with the following list of vehicles:

  • Ford Escape: The Ford Escape pops up in a variety of categories as this one is a versatile vehicle that is priced reasonably, and offers an impressive amount of power. This one has the typical look, handling, and feel of an SUV and will certainly take on the country roads with ease.

  • Nissan Rogue: The Nissan Rogue was first introduced in 2008 and is classed as a small sport utility vehicle. It offers impressive fuel economy (city 26/ highway 33 mpg for the 2014 model according to Kelley Blue Book), sleek lines, and comes in an all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive model.

  • Nissan Juke: Classed as a mini sport utility vehicle this one was introduced back in 2010, so there are used models to be found. Its 2014 model features a turbo-charged engine giving you the power you need to get around those country roads. Kelley Blue Book does point out that it is a bit short on space though.

  • Land Rover Range Rover: If you don’t mind spending a little extra money, they you won’t be disappointed with the Range Rover. The Range Rover Evoque is one getting a lot of attention since its introduction in 2011. Features include fuel economy that is comparable to other SUV's, lower CO2 emissions, a variety of models, and luxury to boot.

Final thoughts

Country driving can take a toll on vehicles, which is exactly why it’s wise to spend the time researching different makes and models so you can find the right one. In addition, you can speak to experts in person such as those at YourMechanic to get a pre-purchase car inspection.


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