What alternatives should I consider to a used Mitsubishi ASX estate?
The trouble with the Mitsubishi ASX is that many of its competitors are much nicer to drive and cost less to run.
Our favourite small SUV is the Seat Ateca because it is the best car in its class to drive and feels just as sporty as the family hatchback Leon upon which it is based. You also get a big boot, a spacious and well put together interior along with a great range of petrol and diesel engines.
The Nissan Qashqai has been a firm favourite with small SUV buyers because it’s very comfortable, is well equipped, nicely refined and, in 1.5-litre diesel form, highly economical.
If you like good value and demand strong reliability, then the Suzuki Vitara is worth a look. It’s fun to drive, too, and the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine turns the Vitara into a surprisingly quick small SUV.