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Car of the Year Awards 2023: Best coupé SUV

A good coupé isn’t just about style. The trick if it’s to be among the class leaders is that it must feel on point whether you’re enjoying a great road or enduring a terrible commute...

Best coupé SUV

Cupra Formentor 1.5 TSI 150 V1

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While many coupé SUVs are just about looking suave, the Cupra Formentor sets out to prove that they can do so much more. Sure, it has a stylish design, but it also strikes a good balance between sportiness and practicality. It offers space for five adults in its smart-looking interior, plus a big boot, while also being fun to drive.

Cupra Formentor dashboard

With our favourite 1.5 TSI 150 petrol engine, the Formentor has plenty of pace and will put a smile on your face on a twisty road. That tall SUV stance means it’s not as enjoyable to drive as the BMW 4 Series Coupé, but the balance between body control and comfort is about right for a sporty SUV.

Better still, entry-level V1 trim comes with everything you need, including a 12.0in infotainment touchscreen, sat-nav, rear parking sensors, three-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control.

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