Best small SUVs 2019 (and the ones to avoid)
Thinking of buying a small SUV? Then make sure you read our countdown of the top 10 cars in this booming sector...
The Volkswagen T-Roc competes with everything from the Seat Arona and Kia Stonic through to the Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman. To help it stand out, the T-Roc has a more raked rear end than most rivals, aluminium exterior detailing and a distinctive front-end design. On the inside, the T-Roc's interior lets the side down a little, feeling rather low-rent for one of the pricier small SUVs.
Seat's second SUV, the Arona, is so good that we've named it our 2019 Small SUV of the Year. While it's pricier to buy outright than the Suzuki Vitara, great finance deals mean it is actually more affordable on a PCP deal. And the Arona’s interior may not be as classy as the Audi Q2’s, but it’s still a comfortable and nicely designed place.
Although there's nothing new about pint-sized SUVs, the Q2 was one of the first to combine compact dimensions with a premium badge on its snout. The boot and rear seats are adequate, but it’s the quality of the interior that is seriously impressive. It also has one of the best infotainment systems around.