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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2



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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • Purposeful stance
  • Sporty handling
  • Roomy, quality cabin


  • Restricted engine range
  • High boot lip and floor

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