Best and worst large SUVs 2019

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 one we'd avoid...

16 August 2019
Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav+

4. Mazda CX-5

The 2.0-litre petrol engine in the Mazda CX-5 is strong, quiet and impressively efficient without sacrificing pace. Plus, the car is well equipped, fun to drive and extremely practical – as long as you need only five seats. Even some road noise can’t detract from its overall desirability.

Pick of the range: 2.0 SE Nav+

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3. BMW X3

BMW X3 front

The X3 is a great choice if you're looking for a prestige SUV with five seats. Drivers will like its strong engine range and top-notch handling, while passengers can enjoy the luxurious and spacious interior. You also get BMW's iDrive infotainment system as standard, which is a real bonus because it's the best around.

Pick of the range: xDrive20d SE

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2. Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S line

Beautifully made and quiet as a mouse, the latest Q5 is a very luxurious choice, particularly if you go for the optional air suspension, which turns it into one of the smoothest-riding cars available – in any class.