There’s nothing quite like escaping the city for a hard-earned break, hitting the open road, or maybe even leaving the tarmac behind. That’s the dream, but of course everyday reality looks a little different. You also need a car that will get you to work on time, is as convenient for the school run as it is for your weekly shopping trip, and that you can park, even in tight city spaces.
The car that combines the best of both worlds is known by many different names: crossover, compact, mid-size, small or mini SUV. If you want a car that is compact enough for city living, driving and parking, paired with the flexibility for spontaneous road trips and weekend activities, these are the SUV models to look for.
What sets a crossover vehicle apart from other SUVs:
For a crossover SUV, you’ll want tyres that are as versatile as your vehicle. For a car that performs as well in the city as it does in the great outdoors, you need wheels that can deal with a wide range of driving conditions and surfaces. Since the compact SUV segment is so large and popular, with a wide range of applications, Continental offers an extensive selection of tyres to suit your car. Which ones you choose depends a lot on your personal needs and priorities.
Do you mainly drive your compact SUV in the city or on other tarmac roads? Whether you are hauling equipment, transporting a lot of passengers in your family car or need space for the dogs, if the utility aspect of this vehicle is more important than the sporty part, pay attention to these features:
Just as the name suggests, Sports Utility Vehicles offer a whole lot of cargo space for all your sporty and utilitarian needs.
While most SUVs can go off-road, the same way four-wheel drives can, there may be some limitations.
Most SUVs certainly can go off-road. Just make sure you know the conditions and have the right tyres.
If you're looking for new SUV tyres, there are a number of things to consider to ensure safety and quality.
Depending on where you are in the world, you should heed several SUV tyre limits.
There are several indicators that tell you when you should replace your tyres. Even if you've never had a puncture, they could be showing wear.
The right tyre pressure ensures optimal traction and grip on any terrain and gives you more mileage for your fuel. If you're unsure what the pressure of your SUV tyres should be, refer to your vehicle's manual.