Best and worst large SUVs 2018

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...

04 January 2018
Best and worst large SUVs 2018
Best and worst large SUVs 2018

A former Large SUV of the Year, the Land Rover Discovery Sport sits below the full-size Discovery in the Land Rover range. However, it's still available with seven seats, has a smart and user-friendly interior and holds its value well. It's even well priced by class standards.

Best and worst large SUVs 2018

The Q5's interior isn't quite as palatial as the Q7's, but this more compact Audi SUV is cheaper to buy and run and still a highly practical family car. It is more at home in the city than off-road, but it does come with four-wheel drive should you need extra traction. It comes with a choice of punchy engines and a superbly finished interior, and all versions hold their value well.

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Best and worst large SUVs 2018

The 2.2-litre diesel engine in the Mazda CX-5 is strong, refined and impressively efficient, keeping CO2 emissions down to tax-friendly levels. Plus, the car is well equipped, fun to drive and extremely practical – as long as you need only five seats. Even some noticeable road noise and dull interior plastics can’t detract from its overall desirability.