5-star cars for less than Β£20,000

These five-star models are all proof that you don't need to shell out a fortune to get a fantastic car, whether you're shopping for a family hatchback, an SUV or even a sports car

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Seat Ateca

Price from: Β£18,340

The Seat Ateca is one of the best small SUVs around, and this year it knocked the excellent Nissan Qashqai off its perch to become our Small SUV of the Year for 2017. Keen pricing makes the Ateca one of the cheapest SUVs of this size on sale, but a spacious interior and excellent handling makes sure that it's also one of the best. Our preferred SE trim gets you rear parking sensors, along with an 8.0in infotainment touchscreen, 17in alloy wheels and Bluetooth connectivity.

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Volkswagen Golf

Price from: Β£18,420

Recently updated, the Golf continues to be a popular choice for those seeking a practical family hatchback. What's more, it's fully deserving of its success, blending a comfortable ride with class-leading refinement and a spacious and classy interior. It might be a little pricier than some rivals, and its boot isn't the biggest around, but in every other respect it's a superb car.

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The Seat Ateca is one of the most rounded new cars on sale, and it should be at the very top of your small SUV shopping list.