Far from M Division’s finest hour. Fast, but you couldn’t live with the ride
Interesting, but there are much, much better cars available for the same money.
Audi serves up a confident, capable hot crossover. Just forgets to add spice
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
A giant, kitted out seven-seat 4x4 for the price of a top-spec Qashqai. Only apply if you like your driving rufty-tufty
Credible alternative to the establishment, without being quite as talented as the key players.
By no means perfect, but blessed with such character we can forgive AMG’s bombastic GLC
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
If you ‘get’ the Wrangler, this one’s easier to live with than ever before and just as easy to love. If you don’t, there’s always the Skoda Kodiaq
The Jimny’s ultra-honest unpretentiousness is the antidote to every beige crossover out there. Just don’t expect sophistication, and you’ll adore it
A good car in a class of great ones
On paper it's a clash of purposes, in reality it's a mouth-watering prospect. Can Lamborghini inject some real supercar DNA into a 2.2-tonne SUV?
Even if you struggle with the concept of the big, fast, heavy SUV, you can’t argue with the execution here
Goes in a different direction to the German alternatives, with convincing success.
The consummate big family SUV. Spectacular off-road, now better on it, but is it just too Range Rover for its own good?
Perhaps it isn’t as stirring as Alfas of the past, but this time who knows, you might actually buy one.
Typically BMW for its sheer composure on the road and fine refinement.
A brilliantly-designed item. Every inch the mini-A8, but not as good to drive as a 5er.
Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into the new E-Class. You can tell.