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Best and worst large SUVs 2017

The best large SUVs are practical, luxurious and good to drive, with sensible running costs. Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the ones to avoid

Words ByClaire Evans

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7. Jaguar F-Pace

The F-Pace is Jaguar’s first foray into SUVs. It can be had with a wide range of engines, from a frugal four-cylinder diesel to a riotous supercharged V6 petrol. Although it shares some of its oily bits with the Discovery Sport, it’s sportier and more agile than its Land Rover sibling.

Our pick 180 diesel Prestige auto

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6. BMW X3

Like the smaller BMW X1, the X3 is a great choice for those looking for a premium SUV. Drivers will like its strong engine range and top-notch handling, while passengers can enjoy the luxurious (and fairly spacious) interior. You also get BMW's iDrive infotainment system as standard, which is a real bonus because it's the best around.

Our pick xDrive20d SE

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5. Volvo XC60

Don’t think of the Volvo XC60 as a slightly downmarket BMW or Mercedes-Benz; the Swedish car maker has transformed its model line-up in recent years, so the XC60 sits firmly beside its German rivals on many levels, including the quality of its interior. It doesn’t quite make the grade in terms of driving enjoyment, though.

Our pick D4 R5 Momentum

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