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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Rivals

Audi A5 Sportback (09-16)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

It may have four-doors and look similar to the Audi A4 Saloon, but the Audi A5 Sportback is designed to be quite different. For starters it's actually a hatchback - giving it extra practicality - while there's also more passenger space for those in the back. So why is it part of the A5 range? Well, according to Audi, its coupe appearance is... read more

PROS

  • Stylish coupe-like looks along with hatchback practicality
  • Good rear passenger room
  • Excellent choice of engines

CONS

  • Rather firm ride
  • Some pricey optional extras

Citroën DS5 (12-15)

4 out of 5 4.0

This is the new Citroen DS5 – the third attempt at a posh car from the French manufacturer. Citroen's attempts at offering a selection of premium cars - with the stylish DS range - have been hit and miss. While the DS3 offered a genuine alternative to the MINI, the DS4 had some major shortcomings. For a start, the rear windows didn’t open. Things,... read more

PROS

Clean and frugal Hybrid4 version, unique and premium feeling interior, very good to drive

CONS

Restricted rear view, smaller boot for hybrid model, cramped rear passenger space

The Range Rover Evoque - first launched in 2011 - has been a roaring success for Land Rover, quickly becoming its bestselling car in the range. It's easy to see why it's such a success - it offers buyers Range Rover looks and luxury for a fraction of the price, while remaining one of the most practical SUVs of its size thanks to a spacious interior... read more

PROS

  • Stylish and desirable image
  • Interior is refined and classy
  • Capable on- and off-road
  • Holds its value very well

CONS

  • Media system really lags behind rivals
  • High cash prices and PCP finance costs
  • Feels quite wide for a compact SUV
  • Rear visibility is a little limited

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