The Kia Sportage is a highly popular SUV and due to the abundance of safety features and systems it is available with, it comes as no surprise that it was awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP rating - so you can be sure you and your passengers are in safe hands when you're driving around. Available in 8 different guises, choice is not compromised when it comes to the Sportage, so whether you need a practical and economical crossover to get you from A-B, or something with a little bit more attitude, there will be a model line to suit you.
The Sportage comes with a surpassing level of features as standard, including 16" alloy wheels, DAB radio and Bluetooth with Voice Recognition and Music Streaming, whilst optional extras such as a Reversing Camera System, heated seats, Autonomous Emergency Braking and various body styling accessories are available.
Alongside a spacious interior and comfortable cabin for occupants, this SUV also has circa 500L of boot space, increasing to 1,492L with the back seats folded flat. The fourth generation Sportage is available with a broader range of engines than previous models, providing enhanced power and performance, despite improved fuel economy - returning up to 61.4mpg.
Highly commended by automotive experts and motorists alike, particularly for its connectivity and state of the art technology, the Nissan Qashqai is a well-known model within the SUV segment. First entering the market in 2006, the urban crossover is now in its second generation and features a range of stunning style updates as well as improved performance in comparison to the outgoing model.
Attention has been paid to every detail on the Qashqai, from the exterior styling such as the V-Motion front grille, to the classy graphite cloth trim inside, establishing a superior feel throughout the vehicle. The range topping model - the Tekna+ - features nappa leather Monoform seats with 3D quilting, for those looking for an even more refined interior.
The exterior styling embraces chrome side window finishers, a rear roof spoiler, 17" alloys and LED running lights as standard, with higher end model lines featuring 19" Diamond Cut alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and matte silver roof rails, making the stylish SUV more bold and brazen.
In addition to the impressive exterior styling and class-leading interior, the Qashqai is powered by a selection of engines and transmissions and is available as front-wheel drive or 4WD drive (available with the 1.6 dCi diesel engine) - unarguably ticking all the right boxes for those looking to purchase an SUV.
In a competitive and ever-growing automotive segment, it is hard to stand out from the crowd, however the Mercedes-Benz GLA doesn't struggle to do so. Based on the same architecture and engineering as the A-Class hatch, this crossover is brilliantly styled and packed with innovative technology, keeping drivers connected and informed at all times.
A genuine off-roader, this luxury SUV is the car for you if you enjoy an adventure and require a reliable companion. Available in five different model lines, the GLA caters for all individual motoring needs. So, whether you're looking for a refined and elegant vehicle, or a head-turning and high-performance alternative, the range will have something for you.
Despite being a part of the family, the range topping GLA is a world apart performance wise. Fitted with the world's most powerful 4-cylinder engine, the AMG GLA 45 produces an impressive 381bhp and reaches 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds. The other model lines are powered by a selection of punchy petrol and efficient diesel engines, with a four-wheel drive option available for those that require extra traction.
Designed with the intention of offering drivers of smaller cars the chance to experience the practicality of an SUV, the GLA flaunts a raised height ride and a higher driving position, complemented by the reputable prestige characteristics and driving dynamics of a Mercedes-Benz.
The award-winning Hyundai Tucson is a versatile SUV and provides the perfect balance of practicality and style. Powered by a range of efficient engines and delivering a performance-oriented drive, not only does it look good, but is fun to be behind the wheel of, too.
The modern exterior flaunts sophisticated styling, comprising a rakish roofline, sharp yet sleek creases and sporty alloy wheels, all of which coincide with the stylish interior. The spacious cabin of the Tucson provides an ergonomic driving experience for motorists as a result of the driver-centric layout and conveniently placed intuitive controls.
Packed with (but not too tightly) clever technologies and advanced safety features, the Tucson keeps occupants safe and connected at all times and was awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP rating. The rear of the Tucson also offers plenty of room and comfort for passengers and the boot offers approximately 500L of cargo space.
Named as Auto Trader's Best Car for Long Distances in the 2018 New Car Awards, the Tucson is perfect for road trips, but its flexibility means it is also ideal for tackling the school run or popping to the shop. Returning up to 61mpg, the range of petrol and diesel engines are economical, keeping running costs lows and are accompanied by a variety of advanced transmissions.
This award-winning SUV was named 'Best SUV' in the 2017 Carbuyer Awards, despite being faced by strong competition, and was also highly commended for its practicality and innovative technology at the 2018 UK Car of the Year Awards, receiving the accolade for 'Best Family Car' category. It's impressive collection of coveted automotive accolades is a testament to the level of popularity and approval it has achieved industry-wide since being launched.
Displaying indisputable strength and distinct character, the Peugeot 3008 is a stand-out vehicle in the SUV segment. The combination of its rugged styling and chic interior, range of efficient engines and all-round practicality puts the second-generation 3008 well ahead of the SUV game. Although the compact crossover isn't available as a 4WD, Peugeot's Advanced Grip Control gives it enhanced capability on unconventional roads and better stability in slippery conditions.
Featuring Peugeot's new i-Cockpit, drivers are seamlessly connected via a customisable and configurable 12.3-inch customisable heads-up display in addition to an 8-inch touchscreen situated on the centre console.
Providing an innovative setting for motorists, essential driving data is conveniently displayed allowing them to fully concentrate on the road ahead of them. Other clever features such as a 180-degree reversing camera, a smart electric tailgate and a 3D navigation system provide a stress-free driving experience.
Boasting impeccable styling, surpassing fuel economy and unrivalled driver convenience, the C-HR has a lot to offer. Winning 'Best Family Car' and 'Car of the Year' in the 2018 Parkers New Car Awards, it is clear that this luxurious SUV is setting standards for others in it's class.
Combining the agility and niftiness of a hatchback with the practicality of an SUV, the C-HR is ready to tackle whatever road you put it against. What's more, the selection of Toyota Safety Sense technologies will keep you and your passengers safe and protected at all times.
Just like the impressive exterior, the refined and comfortable cabin is completely unique and is crafted around the driver. It is well equipped with innovative technology, as Toyota planned to make driver enjoyment a priority with this model. Despite looking rather compact alongside its rivals, the clever styling ensures space is not compromised, providing a comfortable amount of space for front and back seat passengers, as well as the driver.
The C-HR is available as a hybrid, as well as a with a conventional petrol engine, alongside a range of transmissions, providing an imposing performance no matter which version is opted for. The punchy 1.2 Petrol Turbo variant is available as an AWD, offering extra traction where necessary producing 115 hp, whilst the 1.8 Petrol Hybrid produces slightly increased power (122 hp).