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Parkers overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 4.7

Rivals

Kia Soul (14-19)

4 out of 5 4.0

Cars from Kia aren’t renowned for being the most characterful of machines – reliable, value for money and practical maybe, but not exactly packed with personality. The new Kia Soul is different - it’s more extrovert and all the more likeable for it. When the original model was launched in 2009 it was the start of a more youthful design direction... read more

PROS

  • Distinctive looks
  • Spacious, attractive interior
  • Quiet diesel engine
  • Electric version available

CONS

  • Small boot, reduced on EV
  • Thirsty petrol engine
  • Too niche for some

SEAT Ateca SUV

4.3 out of 5 4.3

SEAT might have been late to the SUV market when it launched the Ateca in 2016, but few could argue it’s wasted any time playing catch-up. Combining excellent practicality, keen pricing and sharp handling, the Ateca is now one of the Spanish manufacturer's most popular models. Now joined by the smaller Arona and Skoda Kodiaq-based Tarraco, it... read more

PROS

  • Sharp yet smart styling
  • High-tech equipment list
  • Spacious, practical interior
  • One of the best SUVs to drive

CONS

  • Slightly dull interior design
  • Some hard dashboard plastics
  • Firm ride on some models
  • No adaptive dampers

Suzuki Vitara

4 out of 5 4.0

The Suzuki is a compact crossover with more rugged off-roader-style looks than almost any other car of its kind, possibly in homage to its predecessors which were arguably much more rugged machines. Since then, buyers have started to demand a bit more polish, so this version of the Vitara blends a bit of 4x4 style with a bit more kerb appeal. read more

PROS

  • Offers good value for money
  • Spacious interior in compact body
  • Lots of equipment available
  • Punchy turbocharged engines

CONS

  • Some questionable interior plastics
  • Engine range is limited
  • Not as tough as older Vitaras
  • Odd steering feel

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