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These are the best crossovers in the UK in 2023

Undecided between a hatchback or an SUV? These picks hit the best of both worlds

Best crossovers 2023
  1. Alfa Romeo Tonale

    Alfa Romeo Tonale

    “Welcome to a different kind of Alfa Romeo. One that puts rationality a little further up its priority list with a surprisingly logical interior layout and bags of room to match. Its cabin beauty is more than skin-deep, being well-made and practical with electronics work properly.”

    Read more about the Alfa Romeo Tonale

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  2. Cupra Ateca

    Driving shot of the Cupra Ateca

    "The Cupra Ateca is a quick and capable crossover in the oversized mould of a hot hatch. Neatly engineered and competent, it’s a practical and swift family car."

    Read more about the Cupra Ateca

  3. Toyota Aygo X

    Static shot of the Toyota Aygo X

    “It’s a fun little thing, the Aygo X, particularly in Cardamom Green Limited Edition spec with the retractable fabric roof. It rides and steers impressively well too…”

    Read more about the Toyota Aygo X

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  4. BMW iX1

    BMW iX1

    “The iX1 is the best of the bunch no doubt, with its swish and accomplished electric powertrain in stark comparison to the slightly underwhelming internal combustion engine variants.”

    Read our first drive piece on the BMW iX1

  5. Renault Captur

    Driving shot of Renault Captur

    "That the Captur is a night and day improvement over what it replaces in looks, refinement and cabin quality is not up for debate, backed up by the fact it's the firm's best-selling car in Britain."

    Read more about the Renault Captur

  6. Citroen C5 Aircross

    Static exterior shot of Citroen C5 Aircross

    “It looks smart without being pushy. The cabin is also visually literate without any po-faced seriousness. It's quiet and easy to drive. Most of all it's extremely habitable: useful, comfortable, roomy, versatile. A part-of-the-family kind of car.”

    Read more about the Citroen C5 Aircross

  7. Skoda Karoq

    Driving shot of the Skoda Karoq

    “It's a deeply worthy, sensible, inoffensive car that will go about family life in a faithful and fuss-free way without any major gripes or annoyances.”

    Read more about the Skoda Karoq

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  8. Hyundai Kona electric

    Driving shot of Hyundai Kona electric

    “The Kona Electric may have way more rivals than it did when it first arrived back in 2017, but this refresh keeps it right up towards the top of our tree.”

    Read more about the Hyundai Kona Electric

  9. Mazda CX-30

    Mazda CX-30

    “Good car, the Mazda CX-30. It handles well, looks smart and has a properly lovely interior.”

    Read more about the Mazda CX-30

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  10. MG Motors MG 4

    Driving shot of MG Motors MG 4

    “When you dig into what the MG4 does for the money, it's probably the only car in the class to recommend.”

    Read more about the MG4

  11. Kia Niro EV

    Kia Niro EV

    "A fantastic EV that’s simple to use and nails the basics. Also no longer mind-numbingly boring to look at. Result."

    Read more about the Kia Niro EV

  12. Nissan Ariya

    Static shot of the Nissan Ariya

    "We're now at the point where there's plenty of choice in electric crossovers, and it becomes a design and styling play. If you like the look of the Nissan, and especially its interior, go right ahead."

    Read more about the Nissan Ariya

  13. Peugeot e-2008

    Driving shot of the Peugeot e-2008

    “Peugeot has made the e-2008 a properly appealing thing in its own right. It looks exciting, like a car you’d be happy to be seen in. And with the combination of spangly 3D dials (at least on top spec) and electric power, it feels futuristic without resorting to any naff touches.”

    Read more about the Peugeot e-2008

  14. Peugeot 3008

    Driving shot of the Peugeot 3008

    "The 3008 makes its extra size and height feel genuinely useful though, and with its surprisingly low kerb weight and lithe handling, it’s not hamstrung by its additional heft over a Peugeot 308."

    Read more about the Peugeot 3008

  15. Ford Puma

    Static shot of Ford Puma hybrid

    “The Puma is at heart a taller, longer Fiesta. And that's pretty much how it steers and rides, with the Puma ST being a genuine surprise.”

    Read more about the Ford Puma

  16. Range Rover Evoque

    Driving shot of Range Rover Evoque

    “After all these years, there's still something that makes an Evoque special. The rest of the premium crossover crowd look and feel like taller versions of their makers’ regular hatchbacks.”

    Read more about the Range Rover Evoque


  17. Volkswagen T-Roc

    Volkswagen T-Roc

    “Car buyers love a little crossover, as the T-Roc's stats prove. That’s in no small part thanks to its Golf-like looks, comfortable driving experience and handy size.”

    Read more about the Volkswagen T-Roc

  18. Toyota Yaris Cross

    Static exterior shot of Toyota Yaris Cross

    “Despite its late arrival to the game, Toyota has played a decent hand here. The exterior is bold and different without being divisive, but don’t be fooled by the rugged looks – it's not an off-road workhorse, nor is it meant to be, even with four-wheel drive.”

    Read more about the Toyota Yaris Cross

  19. Vauxhall Mokka

    Driving shot of green Vauxhall Mokka

    “The compact crossover set is a hugely congested and well-contested cars sales goldmine right now. To rise above the chaff, you’ve got to have a properly good-looking machine that also hits all the equipment and features bases not costing the Earth. The Mokka has at last smashed that bullseye.”

    Read more about the Vauxhall Mokka

  20. Volvo XC40 Recharge

    Static shot of Volvo XC40 Recharge

    "It’s all very sensible, unless you’re in the ridiculously powerful twin motor, in which case it’s not very sensible. The XC40 is an easy car to live with day to day, if you’re worried about switching to electric."

    Read more about the XC40 Recharge

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