Best and worst small SUVs 2018

We've rounded up the very best small SUVs on sale in the UK right now, and pointed out the ones you should avoid...

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Darren Moss
6 Jun 2017 9:7 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Best and worst small SUVs 2018

The latest Volkswagen Tiguan simply spells practicality, and while it's an expensive choice it's good to drive and has a smart interior. To keep costs lower, we recommend opting for a mid-range diesel model in SE Nav trim. This gets you sat-nav as well as three-zone climate control, cruise control and more comfortable seats.

Our pick 2.0 TDI 150 SE Nav

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Best and worst small SUVs 2018

You may be surprised that the Nissan Qashqai isn't at the top of this list. It is, after all, a former What Car? Car of the Year and is still one of our favourite cars in this class. However, even the Qashqai's excellent blend of driving dynamics, practical and spacious interior and tempting entry-level price can't match the contenders higher up this list.

Best and worst small SUVs 2018

Striking looks help to give Peugeot's small SUV an edge over the competition – but it's inside where the 3008 really impresses. In fact, its i-Cockpit design won our Technology Award at the 2017 What Car? Awards. There's no need to look beyond the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol engine when choosing, either, because it provides plenty of power while also being efficient.

Our pick 1.2 Puretech Allure

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See which car is our favourite small SUV, as well as the models we'd avoid, on the next page