Best used 4x4s 2019 (and the ones to avoid)
Looking for a used 4x4? Then these are the models that offer the best mix of practicality and value...
The Skoda Karoq is a fantastic family SUV, with compact dimensions that make it easy to handle around town, yet it has a huge and versatile interior that gives it the capability to carry everything you need. Plus, the Karoq's raised ride height and large window area help to give the driver great all-around visibility.
The 1.0-litre petrol engine is great for those on a budget, but you'll need a 2.0-litre diesel if you want four-wheel drive. In any case, the diesel is great if you do loads of miles every year, and the additional torque helps when you’ve got a full complement of passengers and luggage. Automatic gearboxes can be hesitant when pulling away from a standstill, but are smooth once up to speed.
We found: 2018 Skoda Karoq 2.0 TDI SE 4x4, 11,000 miles, £20,000
And the used 4x4 to avoid…
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Spacious and well-equipped, but let down by a bad ride and a small boot.
Noisy, thirsty and cheap inside, the Captiva is an SUV with very little to recommend it.
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