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Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
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Rivals

Peugeot 2008

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The all new Peugeot 2008 is bigger (25mm wider, 200mm longer and 96mm taller) than the 208 it’s based on, rides 165mm higher and comes complete with pseudo 4x4 bodystyling.Chunky LooksSkid plates front and rear supplement more aggressively-styled alloy wheels, either in 16 or 17-inch sizes, sitting beneath squared-off wheelarches. A kink in the... read more

PROS

  • Car-like handling
  • Large engine range
  • Grip Control option

CONS

  • Awkward styling
  • Poor performance from petrols
  • Limited rear seat room

Nissan Juke

3.5 out of 5 3.5

Nissan started its crossover campaign in 2007 with the Qashqai – an SUV/hatchback combination - and quickly followed it up with the Nissan Juke, which is purportedly a sporty SUV/supermini. Offering eye-catching looks that set it apart from all manner of rivals, from the slightly dull Ford EcoSport and Vauxhall Mokka X, to the more interesting... read more

PROS

  • Quirky styling
  • High seating position
  • Generous kit levels
  • Refined engines

CONS

  • Firm ride
  • Leans too much in corners
  • Cramped rear seats
  • CVT auto compromised

Renault Captur

3.8 out of 5 3.8

The Renault Captur is the French manufacturer’s smallest foray in the popular crossover market – a car that is tall and roomy like an SUV, but based on a normal hatchback underneath so it’s easy to drive on the road and relatively cheap to run.  So far the Captur has outdone all its sales targets and become the biggest-selling SUV in this... read more

PROS

  • Easy to drive
  • Eye-catching looks
  • Low running costs
  • Plenty of kit

CONS

  • Relatively small boot
  • Slightly bland engine choices
  • Interior lagging behind class leaders
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