These are the best small SUVs you can buy right now
Y’know, if hatchbacks and estates just make too much sense, or something
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"Compared with the first-gen Duster, the second gets an all-new dash, all-new seats, a better infotainment system, and more."
"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."Advertisement - Page continues below
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"The XC40 is an easy car to live with day to day, if you’re worried about switching to electric. It’s all very sensible, unless you’re in the ridiculously powerful twin motor, in which case it’s not very sensible."
"The new Countryman is a sophisticated piece of engineering, with a solid feel and precise driving manners."Advertisement - Page continues below
Hyundai Kona Electric
"A brave and independent design for a family crossover, it drives as well as it needs to and is much more practical than the previous generation."Advertisement - Page continues below
"It would have been oh so easy to lift and lightly re-skin a Polo, but VW went further. The T-Cross adds a good amount more space for people and things and looks totally different to the hatch on which it’s based."
"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."
"Whether you opt for the electric version, or the regular 2008, this car suits its skin, rather than looking like a bloated hatchback. While its tech is all nabbed from the smaller 208, it’s implemented beautifully and gives the 2008 a genuinely fresh feel."
"The Kamiq’s greatest strength is the same as all Skodas: that after every other car’s styling gimmicks and cabin flourishes have dated or fallen off, a useful, easy-going box with unpretentious features will retain its appeal unabashed."
Range Rover Evoque
“This is a machine from a line-up that does nothing but luxury off-roaders and does them in its unique and successful way. Albeit the Evoque is the gatehouse not the actual stately home.”
Read out full review of the Range Rover Evoque
Toyota Yaris Cross
"Toyota has played a decent hand here. The exterior is bold and different without being divisive. It’s comfortable, practical and spacious enough, and the neat touches such as the rubber-lined seatbacks and boot help protect from all that family life has to throw at you."
Kia Niro EV
"The EV is the better car to drive thanks to its super smooth power delivery and pleasant silence inside. The combustion-engined Niros are worthy (and economical) enough though, and they’re both practical and well-priced."
"Jeep has built an excellent city car. Like any decent EV the powertrain is silent and smooth, and it qualifies for various cheap parking and congestion-zone incentives."
Read our full review of the Jeep Avenger