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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
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Rivals

BMW X4

3.5 out of 5 3.5

In the same way that the BMW 4 Series is a sleeker, sportier version of the 3 Series, so the BMW X4 is a lower, more athletic looking version of the X3. BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) and it’s almost exactly the same length and width as the X3 but has a lower roofline that slopes markedly at the rear – hence the ‘Coupe’ tag – a little... read more

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Well equipped
  • Excellent diesel engines
  • Impressive fuel economy and emissions for a heavy 4x4

CONS

  • Not cheap
  • Divisive styling
  • Very much a niche product
  • Less practical and more expensive than X3

Audi Q5 SUV

4.2 out of 5 4.2

Despite its same-again looks suggesting otherwise, the second-generation Audi Q5 SUV is based on different underpinnings, with A5 Coupe-aping voluptuousness along the flanks, and a chunkier Q7-esque grille lending an aggressive air to the front end. Depending on the model, it’s also shed up to 90kg of heft. As before, the Q5 has a... read more

PROS

  • Build quality
  • Balanced handling
  • Impressive efficiency
  • Air suspension option

CONS

  • Evolutionary looks
  • Expensive options
  • S Tronic’s low-speed reactions

Representing a continued fascination for the fusion of different bodystyles, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe combines the high-rise purposefulness of an SUV with an aggressively sloping roofline that visually smacks of rear-seat space compromise. Thankfully, there’s almost as much room in the back of the Coupe as there is in the regular, more... read more

PROS

  • Purposeful stance
  • Sporty handling
  • Roomy, quality cabin

CONS

  • Restricted engine range
  • High boot lip and floor

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