As you may have read from my Net Worth Rule For Car Buying post, I’m looking into buying the latest Range Rover Sport HSE to replace Moose, a 15 year old Land Rover Discovery II. The 2020 Range Rover Sport can be had for roughly $75,000 MSRP, an exorbitant amount of money for a vehicle.
SUVs are an anathema to eco friendly San Francisco. But I’ve long argued that if you don’t completely destroy your car before buying a new car, you are still ADDING pollution to the world. I like SUVs because they ride high so I can see what’s going on in traffic. They can go through snowstorms with ease, a necessity for when I go up to Tahoe in winter. Furthermore, I’d rather be in a larger vehicle vs. a smaller vehicle during accidents.
SUVs have become more fuel efficient thankfully. The new Range Rover Sport V6 engine produces 345 hp at 17 city / 23 highway. Just 10 years ago such an SUV would be a V8 and run around 12 city / 17 highway mpg with only 185 hp. But this is not a post to defend purchasing a large vehicle. This post’s purpose is to discuss the aspect of purchasing a vehicle for your business in order to deduct the expense!
With the tax reform act passed at the end of 2017, buying a truck or an SUV that is over 6000 pounds has become more favorable for 2018 and beyond.