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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
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Rivals

Nissan Qashqai

3.9 out of 5 3.9

The Nissan Qashqai is a high-riding crossover, offering an alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. It's arguably one of the first crossovers, and kicked off a burgeoning craze for SUV-style family cars. It shares a platform and engines with the Renault Kadjar, but also needs to tempt potential buyers of the Skoda Karoq,... read more

PROS

  • Interior is roomy and very comfortable
  • Sharp exterior styling and solid build
  • All models come well equipped
  • Engine range is very good

CONS

  • Boot not as big as in rivals
  • Interior looks and feels dated
  • Infotainment system trails rivals
  • You see them everywhere

Renault Kadjar

4.2 out of 5 4.2

Strip away the curvaceous bodywork of the Renault Kadjar SUV and what’s underneath is very similar to the Nissan Qashqai. In fact, it’s a product of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which means the best from both firms in terms of chassis design, engine line-up and gearboxes. The styling, technology, interior fixtures and fittings are all pure... read more

PROS

  • Comfortable, supportive seats
  • Impressive engines available
  • Well-equipped across the range
  • Stylish looks and practical body

CONS

  • Disappointing manual gearbox
  • Some cheap interior plastics
  • Boot space trails rivals
  • Rear headroom tight for taller passengers

Ford Kuga

3.7 out of 5 3.7

The Ford Kuga is consistently one of the Blue Oval’s most popular models in the range, 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 left, right and centre in the form of the... read more

PROS

  • Great to drive
  • Relatively cheap to run
  • Lots of safety systems
  • Looks more interesting after 2016

CONS

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

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