Owning an SUV with a large boot and flexible seats can be a blessing when it comes to bulk buying and saving money. This way you can buy everything you need and more in a single go. You also don’t have to leave a passenger or two at home to make space for all the shopping bags. Not even to mention the fun you’ll have going on road trips where everyone fits into one car (while saving on fuel too)!

According to The Balance, an online platform for the publishing of financial editorials in the United States,  experts estimate that buying in bulk could save you as much as 83% on some items. You’ll find strength in numbers and pay less per unit, because bulk items don’t come in fancy packaging and require less advertising which all adds to the unit costs that must be factored in with per item display in store.


Top 5 SUVs ideal for bulk shopping


  1. Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is not only gorgeous but also offers flexible seating arrangements, which includes 7 seats across the majority of their range. It has more than enough legroom for passengers and ample storage space to meet all your shopping needs. It comes to no surprise that the Kia Sorento is the best large SUV on the market as confirmed by CAR Magazine.


  1. Subaru Forester

U.S. News says that the Subaru Forester is incredibly spacious, generously making room for people, pets, and gear. Each model is fitted with a user-friendly infotainment system and a comprehensive set of advanced safety features.  “Its cabin is very roomy for the class, and it’s even capable of accommodating four 6-footers.”, says U.S. News. And this is no tall story! 😉

The Forrester comes with 5 seats with adjustable front seats and reclining rear seat at just the touch of a button. This SUV is extremely comfortable and perfect for long adventures and shopping excursions.


  1. Lexus RX

The Lexus RX has a luxurious interior and is very practical when it comes to storage space and legroom for passengers. “The base RX 350 seats up to five people on standard synthetic leather upholstery. Opting for the RX L raises the seating capacity to seven, says U.S. news.

Long legged passengers can stretch out comfortably as space is generous and all back seats can recline to make room for cargo.


  1. Honda CR-V

The 2020 Honda CR-V has a handsome cabin made with quality materials and comes with enough space for up to 5 adults to sit comfortably.

“The CR-V has one of the roomiest cabins in the class, with copious amounts of head- and legroom. Upgrades include heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a heated steering wheel,” states U.S. News.


  1. Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has a high-end interior with enough cabin space for 5 passengers. It comes with an adjustable driver’s seat and four-way manually adjustable passenger seats.

“Options include an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats’, says U.S. News. Wow, fancy!


Sounds like bulk buying might just be the way to go, especially if you have one these luxurious wagons on your side. Just imaging the shopping sprees…

Just before our minds wander off too far down the shopping spree lane… it could be worth considering how important it is to stick to a closely monitored budget, especially in these economically challenging times. This is where it pays off to opt for car insurance that allows you the flexibility you need when managing expenses. With dotsure.co.za Name Your Price™ car insurance, you will have access to a customised offer and the option to exclude certain added cover options from the policy, which you might not require at this stage, in order to save on your monthly premium. Take a step to bust your budget by getting a quick online quote here!


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