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
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.”Advertisement - Page continues below
"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."
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…”Advertisement - Page continues below
“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.”
"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."
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.”
“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.”Advertisement - Page continues below
Hyundai Kona electric
“Good car, the Mazda CX-30. It handles well, looks smart and has a properly lovely interior.”Advertisement - Page continues below
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Kia Niro EV
"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."
“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.”
"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."
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.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
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."