Best used ULEZ-compliant SUVs for less than £20,000
There have been a few scary stories about the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) that's coming in April, but our top 10 list proves you can still drive a diesel SUV in London on a budget...
1. Seat Ateca
The Seat Ateca is our favourite used small SUV, because it's remarkably good to drive, comes with plenty of equipment and has all the space a family could want in a car. It won the award this year because Seat had finally managed to quench the thirst of demand, having been taken by surprise at just how many people wanted this SUV. This meant used values remained strong, but now that prices have softened, we can begin to enjoy what remarkable value the Ateca is.
The Target Price for a new Ateca is £23,518, but we found an example with only delivery mileage in well-equipped SE Technology form for many thousands less. So, you can essentially get yourself into a brand new car for less than our £20,000 budget with little trouble. And with official combined fuel economy of 61.4mpg (NEDC), it won’t be troubling your wallet, either.
We found: 2018 Seat Ateca 1.6 TDI SE Technology, 49 miles, £19,317
And the diesel SUV to avoid…
Sure, you can buy a Tivoli with delivery mileage for a considerable amount less than our £20,000 budget, but you’ll probably regret it, because of Ssangyong's noisy diesel engine. And yes, you can get a top-of-the-range model with tons of equipment, but the whole interior feels very cheap and so isn’t a pleasant place to spend time, no matter how many toys it has.
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