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...

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Claire Evans
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.

Our pick 2.0D 180 HSE 4WD Auto

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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.

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.

Our pick 2.2d 150 SEL Nav

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