SUV Buying Guide: A Checklist of Features to Look For

The volume of SUVs available on the Australian market seems overwhelming, but the features they offer you are staggering. So, as you look through Mitsubishi ASX for sale Brisbane advertisements, for example, it is critical you determine the most important features for you. It also helps to review the available options across major categories.

This list has some of the important feature categories to look for, even if you are looking for a used Mitsubishi Pajero for sale Brisbane has to offer. Later, you can decide whether your new or used SUV should have a hands-free tailgate or a sunroof–or even both!


The most subjective quality in any SUV on the market is its exterior styling. It is down to whether you like it or you don’t. Some SUVs have rugged capability supported by an elevated ride height, reinforced lower panels, and chunky tyres.

Other models are designed for city drivers with beautiful LED accent lights, elegant lines, and chrome trim. Consider how high you would be willing to step in and out of your vehicle. After all, you do not want to end up with a car that is giving you more trouble than convenience daily.


Even small SUVs can place a major strain on the engine, and manufacturers are working hard to create a balance between fuel economy and power. This explains why you will find some SUVs, like a Mitsubishi ASX for sale Brisbane dealerships sell with a turbo-diesel engine. Adding a turbo to the vehicle helps it easily generate low-end torque, while a smaller size minimises fuel consumption.

Even models with V8 engines also have a leaning towards turbocharging for the same reason above. However, you should note that not all the small engines are made the same, which is why you should test-drive a few models.

Fuel economy

Modern SUVs are fuel-efficient, but they are still larger and heavier compared to their sedan counterparts. For example, the trade-off between the new Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Lancer for sale Brisbane has to offer is at the pump. The newer model ASX does almost as well on fuel as its smaller counterpart.

It should not come as a surprise to learn that the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market are hybrids, but only a couple of manufacturers have hybrid SUVs ready for the public. Fortunately, that is changing, but you should consider whether you need to wait for the hybrid SUV while the current models can consume less.


Modern SUVs can seat anywhere between five to even nine passengers, but some of the more exotic, high-performing models have seats for just four. Just because the SUV has five seat belts does not mean that you can happily fit five passengers. If you have a growing family or you want to ferry adults, Mitsubishi Outlander for sale Brisbane offers are a good deal due to the unusually spacious interiors.

A little preparation in determining your basic needs. such as number of passengers, cargo space, and amount of money you are willing to spend, will go a long way toward narrowing down the list of SUV choices. For further insights about Mitsubishi SUVs, such as the Mitsubishi ASX for sale Brisbane has, get in touch with the professionals.