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Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7


Mazda CX-3

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The popularity of the compact crossover shows few signs of relenting, which is why the Mazda CX-3 SUV exists among a rapidly-growing number of cars of this style. The Nissan Juke kicked things off with whacky looks, an elevated driving position and compact car practicalities, such as being easy to manoeuvre in town. Since the Juke’s launch a wide... read more


  • Sharp styling
  • Enjoyable to drive
  • Generous equipment list
  • Interesting interior


  • Cramped rear seats
  • Small boot on higher-spec models
  • Rear visibility restricted
  • Expensive to buy

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... read more


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


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

Toyota Prius Hatchback

4 out of 5 4.0

There’s no escaping the striking, low-slung appearance of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hatchback; whether as standard with low nose and vertical ribbon-shaped lights front and rear or in Plug-in form with its horizontal light design. There remain few players in the hybrid-specific segments of the market with the Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro and... read more


  • Class-leading efficiency
  • Plug-in’s 30-mile EV range
  • Distinctive design
  • Generously equipped
  • Comfortable cabin and ride


  • Won’t sate keener drivers
  • Pale interior colours may age quickly
  • Getting expensive, especially Plug-in
  • Plug-in only has four seats

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