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Volvo V40 Cross Country

4 out of 5 4.0

The Volvo V40 Cross Country is the third variant of the V40 range offering rugged looks and real off-roading ability from the all-wheel drive model.When this sector was in its infancy 15 years ago there was only one car available - the Volvo XC70. Nowadays there are plenty of premium rivals to do battle against including the Nissan Qashqai and the... read more

PROS

  • Low CO2 and excellent fuel economy
  • Available in four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive

CONS

  • Only the flagship model comes with all-wheel drive

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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