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Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

Rivals

Peugeot 2008

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The all new Peugeot 2008 is bigger (25mm wider, 200mm longer and 96mm taller) than the 208 it’s based on, rides 165mm higher and comes complete with pseudo 4x4 bodystyling. Chunky Looks Skid plates front and rear supplement more aggressively-styled alloy wheels, either in 16 or 17-inch sizes, sitting beneath squared-off wheelarches. A kink in the... read more

PROS

  • Car-like handling
  • Large engine range
  • Grip Control option

CONS

  • Awkward styling
  • Poor performance from petrols
  • Limited rear seat room

Renault Captur

3.8 out of 5 3.8

The Renault Captur is the French manufacturer’s smallest foray in the popular crossover market – a car that is tall and roomy like an SUV, but based on a normal hatchback underneath so it’s easy to drive on the road and relatively cheap to run. So far the Captur has outdone all its sales targets and become the biggest-selling SUV in this segment... read more

PROS

  • Easy to drive
  • Eye-catching looks
  • Low running costs
  • Plenty of kit

CONS

  • Relatively small boot
  • Slightly bland engine choices
  • Interior lagging behind class leaders

SEAT Arona SUV

4.4 out of 5 4.4

The SEAT Arona is the Spanish company's first attempt at a small SUV, and it’s designed to take some of the attention away from the big-selling Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008, as well as newer rivals like the Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona and Citroen C3 Aircross. Despite being taller, longer and wider than the SEAT Ibiza, the Arona... read more

PROS

  • Exterior looks are striking
  • Lots of standard kit and space
  • Low PCP monthly payments

CONS

  • Interior is a bit plain 
  • Boot smaller than some rivals
  • Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered

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