Best and worst family SUVs 2019
Looking for a combination of space, practicality and value in an SUV-shaped package? We reveal the best, and worst, options...
Buying a car that will transport and protect your family is one of life’s most important decisions. That's why we've gathered together our favourite family SUVs that cater for the growing number of people looking for a mix of space, practicality and sensible running costs, but also a raised ride height and off-road looks.
Practicality is paramount, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of a decent drive. We’re looking for tidy handling, smooth engines and a ride that is comfy enough to ensure the kids aren’t left feeling queasy.
And along with good space inside, we’d like to see a high-quality interior and an infotainment system that’s easy to use and packed with the latest features.
10. Toyota C-HR
The C-HR sits below the RAV4 in Toyota's SUV line-up. Even the cheapest Icon trim comes with a decent amount of kit, and there's also a hybrid version that will help keep running costs down.
Decent to drive and generously equipped, the C-HR makes a good case for itself, especially if you're a company car driver and opt for the hybrid version. However, it's pricer to buy than rivals and doesn't have much space for rear-seat passengers.
Welcome to a French take on the hugely popular Nissan Qashqai – the equally intriguingly named Renault Kadjar. The Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same underpinnings and engines.
The Renault Kadjar undercuts many of its rivals on costs and CO2 emissions. It's an outstanding option if you’re after a spacious family SUV.
8. Audi Q3
The second-generation Audi Q3 offers a stunning interior, complete with Audi's latest MMI infotainment system. It also has plenty of space for both passengers and luggage. All in, it's a very compelling proposition, even if its ride can sometimes be a little firm and some of its engines can sound rough.
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