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...

03 August 2019
Volkswagen T-Cross

1. Volkswagen T-Cross

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The T-Cross is the best small SUV you can buy right now – it's great to drive, spacious inside and comes with an impressive array of safety equipment. Plus it's competitive on running costs, so whether you're a company car driver or private car buyer, it deserves to be on your SUV shortlist

Small SUVs to avoid

Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade

The Renegade has its merits: it’s roomy inside, the diesel engines sip fuel gently and it has genuine off-road ability. But its shortcomings will outweigh the good points for many buyers. Not only is it comparatively expensive to buy, refinement is woeful, the ride is unsettled and the gruff-sounding engines make it feel positively agricultural to drive. 

Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki Jimny front

If you’re after a small SUV with genuine off-road ability, the Jimny may fit the bill. However, the little Suzuki feels like it belongs in a different era. Its woeful refinement, feeble performance and shortage of safety and security equipment all count against it.