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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Rivals

Ford Kuga

3.7 out of 5 3.7

The Kuga is consistently one of Ford’s most popular models, and it’s a safe and solid option for family buyers looking for an SUV that’s good to drive. It sits between the EcoSport and Edge in the company’s SUV range. There’s a huge amount of competition, though, with rivals including the Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Karoq and SEAT Ateca from the VW... read more

PROS

  • Great to drive
  • Relatively cheap to run
  • Lots of safety systems

CONS

  • Ride is on the firm side
  • Media system lags behind rivals
  • Not as capable off-road as looks suggest

Nissan Qashqai (07-13)

4 out of 5 4.0

The Nissan Qashqai is described by the Japanese firm as a crossover - in other words it's a cross between a normal hatchback and an off-roader. This may sound like an odd notion but the result is a real success and the chunky styling looks great.It's actually an indirect replacement for the Almera and an alternative to cars like the Volkswagen... read more

PROS

  • Distinctive styling
  • Spacious cabin
  • Comfortable
  • Good to drive
  • Hugely popular

CONS

  • Poor rear visibility
  • Rear seats don't fold completely flat
  • Dated dashboard design
  • Cheap-feeling interior plastics

Peugeot 3008 (09-16)

4 out of 5 4.0

What happens if you combine a normal hatchback, an off-roader and a compact people carrier? According to one French car manufacturer you end up with the Peugeot 3008, a family car that aims to appeal to those looking for something different.It's not a new formula, the Nissan Qashqai was the first successful 'crossover' as they've come to be known. read more

PROS

  • Refined and comfortable ride
  • Plenty of room in the back
  • Clever split tailgate
  • Impressive HDi diesel engines

CONS

  • Poor five-speed manual gearbox on entry-level VTi engine
  • Limited rear visibility

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