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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Rivals

Nissan Qashqai

3.9 out of 5 3.9

The Nissan Qashqai defined the crossover/small SUV class when it first debuted in 2007, and is now in its second generation. It's been such a success that it's frequently found on top 10 bestselling lists in the UK, and you really do see them everywhere. What makes it such a popular car is that it offers a high driving position in a stylish body... read more

PROS

  • Interior is roomy and very comfortable
  • Sharp exterior styling and solid build
  • All models come well equipped

CONS

  • They're really common
  • Boot not as big as in rivals
  • Interior looks and feels dated

MINI Countryman (10-17)

4 out of 5 4.0

The MINI Countryman is a new entrant to the lucrative crossover market. When rival Nissan launched its Qashqai crossover the strange name masked the genius behind its conception. With more than 250,000 worldwide sales now that name doesn't seem quite so strange. All-new Model MINI’s biggest model to date is has jumped on to the crossover bandwagon... read more

PROS

  • Fun handling
  • Bargain entry level price
  • Stylish looks
  • Excellent residuals
  • Low servicing costs
  • Economical

CONS

  • Noisy engines
  • Interior prone to rattles and buzzing
  • Feels a little tinny
  • Rear seats don't fold completely flat
  • Counter-intuitive switchgear and controls

Skoda Yeti (09-17)

4.4 out of 5 4.4

Part family hatch and part SUV, the Skoda Yeti is an unusual model. It's a similar idea to the Nissan Qashqai and combines the user-friendliness and affordability of a hatchback along with the practicality of a four-wheel drive. The result is a real success, making the Yeti an ideal family car. There's plenty of room inside, especially for rear... read more

PROS

  • Distinctive looks
  • Available with four-wheel drive
  • Strong but frugal engines
  • Good rear passenger space

CONS

  • Unusual styling not to everyone's taste

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