1. Seat Ateca
Toppling class titans like the Nissan Qashqai is no easy feat, but such is the breadth of the Ateca's talents. It has a spacious interior, class-leading handling and tempting pricing – and for those reasons it deserves its place at the top of our list. If you're looking for the best small SUV out there, look no further.
See what happened when the Seat Ateca took on the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage in our group test.
Our pick 1.4 TSI 150 SE
The small SUVs to avoid:
The Subaru XV handles well and come with a strong diesel engine, but the ride and refinement are poor and it feels cheap inside, despite being expensive to buy.
Excellent off-road but unsophisticated on it, with roly-poly handling and a jittery ride. Vague steering and uncomfortable seats also disappoint.
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