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Rivals

Citroën C3 Aircross SUV

4 out of 5 4.0

The Citroen C3 Aircross is the French manufacturer’s first foray into the compact SUV market, slotting in between the regular C3 hatchback and upcoming C5 Aircross. Designed to major on practicality, style and technology, the C3 Aircross is going up against some well-established competition including the Renault Captur, Vauxhall Mokka X and... read more

PROS

  • Bold styling
  • Good practicality
  • Capable engines
  • Lots of kit
  • Decent to drive

CONS

  • Could ride better
  • No height adjustment on passenger seat
  • Panoramic sunroof spoils headroom
  • Slack-feeling manual gearbox
  • Will Puretech 82 engine be strong enough for an SUV?

Kia Stonic SUV

3.8 out of 5 3.8

Given the tall stance, chunky wheel arches and rear skidplate, you’d be forgiven for assuming the Kia Stonic SUV is a tough off-roader. So many rivals… It isn’t, but then neither are any of its competitors, which are many and varied. Its main competition is from the Peugeot 2008, SEAT Arona, Citroen C3 Aircross, Mazda CX-3 and Renault Captur,... read more

PROS

  • Space for four adults
  • Peppy handling
  • Practical boot
  • Low running costs
  • Kia warranty and reliability

CONS

  • Firm ride
  • Engines lack character
  • Cheap cabin materials
  • Lacks some common kit
  • Myriad rivals in sector

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

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

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