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Greenest crossovers

16 June 2008
Peugeot 3008

We list the five cleanest crossovers and recommend three that we think you should consider.

Crossovers: What Car? Recommends

1. Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP 150 Sport
Our 2010 Car of the Year is fully deserving of the title. It’s a supremely practical family car that blends the best bits of a hatchback, MPV and SUV in one package. True, it’s not the most exciting thing to look at, but when it’s this well built, this good to drive and this affordable, we can forgive it that one slight disappointment.

2. Skoda Yeti 1.2 TSI S
The Yeti has bags of room, a large boot that’s easily extended and even a decent turn of speed from its 1.2 engine. With a healthy dose of style on top of that, it would be an attractive car at almost any price; but when it all comes for less than £15,000 – undercutting some top-end superminis, for heaven’s sake – it’s a positive steal.

3. Volvo XC60 2.4D DRIVe SE
This might look like a 4x4, but it’s actually just a 2wd model, and that’s the secret of its success. Without the extra weight and drag of a 4WD system, this version is cheaper to buy and run than other XC60s, making this smooth-riding, practical and comfortable Volvo all the more appealing.

Greenest crossovers


Greenest crossovers


Model
Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.33 VVT-i 2WD
Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.4 D-4D 4WD
BMW X1 sDrive 18d SE
Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi FAP 110
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 2WD
Emissions
129g/km
130g/km
136g/km
137g/km
139g/km
VED
D
D
E
E
E
Ave mpg
51.4mpg
57.6mpg
54.3mpg
55.4mpg
52.3mpg

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