The following is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

I’ve been driving my car for over two years now and while that doesn’t sound like a long time when I think about all the things that have happened since I got my car it feels like an eternity. An engagement, marriage, TWO dogs, moving (twice) and buying our house… wow!


We decided to lease my car since I’d never owned this brand before and never drove an SUV. So now that I’m almost back in the market for a new car, I’ve been thinking about all the features I love about my car and those that aren’t my favorite. I’m also considering what features I’m going to need in the next few years as we start to think about growing our family. No, the only babies right now are my four-legged ones. But hashtag PLANNER over here… has a great feature that allows you to search cars by body style. From their homepage you can refine the types of car you’re looking for, whether you are looking for a new or used car and set your price. Like I mentioned, I don’t think I’ll be in the market for a small car for a while. So I tried out this tool looking for an SUV.

I was pretty excited with what I could do once I got to the search results page. I could filter by make, year and even door count!

Here are a few options I’m considering. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you drive any of these cars!

Honda CRV | This seems like a great affordable option. However I’m not sure if I’m ready to give up my 4WD yet… New England winters are no joke.

Volkswagen Tiguan | This car is deceivingly big. I love that it has a third row, but also has a full trunk when the seats are down.

Volvo XC60 | Hello DREAM car! I’m not sure why but I’ve always imagined driving a Volvo (even before they had an SUV) and this one just takes the cake.

Check out for more helpful tools like their Expert Reviews (super helpful if you’re deciding between cars), a price comparison tool, and more!