Rated: Every SUV on sale

Thinking of buying a new SUV? Here we give our verdict on all of them, from small through to luxury, plus the hybrid and electric options.....

There was a time when SUVs were expensive to run and crude to drive, but today the best combine efficiency with style and are as comfortable as they are spacious.

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What’s more, with so many brands recognising their popularity – and the potential for attracting new customers – there’s now a huge variety of models to choose from.

Here’s the paradox, though: while this means there’s more chance that someone is selling exactly what you want, it can also make it harder than ever to find. So, in this article we’ve not only rated every SUV available, but also looked more closely at the current class leaders and exactly what they offer. It should make finding your ideal SUV a lot easier. And we start with small SUVs.

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Every small SUV rated:

Ford Puma 2020 front cornering

Ford Puma

Our pick: 1.0 Ecoboost mHEV 155 ST-Line X

For: Great fun to drive; remarkable blend of performance and economy; big, clever boot

Against: Rear space is adequate rather than outstanding; visibility could be better

What Car? rating: 5/5

Four little words. That’s all that’s needed to tell you the extent to which we’ve been dazzled by Ford’s new small SUV contender. So what are they? Here we go: Car. Of. The. Year.

The What Car? Car of the Year Award is the most coveted prize in motoring. Not only is the Puma our 2020 champ despite being up against an incredibly strong field of contenders, but the decision wasn’t even difficult. That speaks volumes.

Ford Puma - interior

Ford Puma dashboard - grey 69-plate car

From the first moment, the Puma is a joy to drive, being super-nimble for a small SUV, while the ideally weighted steering gives you a real sense of connection with the front wheels. These are things you’ll appreciate no matter how quickly or slowly you’re driving, and just as impressively, the Puma’s agility doesn’t come at the expense of a comfortable ride.

The engines deserve praise, too. Coming in 124bhp and 153bhp guises, the 1.0-litre turbo petrol units provide strong urge from low revs but thrive even more on being revved harder. Fitted with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, they deliver incredible efficiency, helping to keep ownership costs down – as do the Puma’s keen pricing and strong resale values.

And although rear seat space is only so-so, the Puma is also surprisingly practical, thanks to a big boot with a height-adjustable floor, and a huge recess underneath that lets you carry two sets of golf clubs vertically.

On top of all this, the Puma is well equipped, strong on safety and decent on quality, plus it has an excellent driving position. It may be the new cat in town, but it’s already top dog.

Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki Ignis front three quarters

Our pick: 1.2 Dualjet SHVS 2WD SZ5

For: Real-world economy is excellent; spacious and practical; lots of standard kit.

Against: Unsettled ride; noisy on the motorway; there are only four seats.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc

Our pick: 1.0 TSI 115 Design

For: Good ride and handling balance; well equipped; long safety kit roster.

Against: Interior feels cheap and the rear seat arrangement could be more flexible.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Mini Countryman

Mini Countryman JCW 2020 front cornering RHD

Our pick: 1.5 Cooper Sport

For: Keen handling, spacious boot and a good-quality interior.

Against: The ride is unsettled, refinement is poor and optional extras push the price up.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Skoda Kamiq

Skoda Kamiq front panning - blue 69-plate car

Our pick: 1.0 TSI 95 SE

For Spacious inside, with a big boot, comfortable ride and low running costs.

Against: Driving position isn’t very SUV-like; height-adjustable boot floor costs extra.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke long-term tracking

Our pick: 1.0 DIG-T 117 Tekna+

For: Smart interior is very well equipped, and the safety rating is excellent.

Against: Unsettled ride quality, so-so engine performance and it’s noisy on the motorway.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Kia Stonic

Kia Stonic front - white

Our pick: 1.0T GDi 3

For: Turbo petrol engine is punchy, plus you get plenty of standard kit and agile handling.

Against: Ride is firm, rivals are more practical and it doesn’t feel very SUV-like to sit in.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Audi Q2

Audi Q2 front - 19 plate

Our pick: 30 TFSI S line

For: Handles very tidily and has a well laid-out interior and excellent infotainment.

Against: Not the most versatile SUV, and the engine can struggle with a fully laden car.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen T-Cross driving

Our pick: 1.0 TSI 95 SE

For: Good balance between ride and handling, plus a spacious, flexible interior.

Against: Pricier than many rivals, and you’ll want to add a few options.

What Car? rating: 4/5

And the rest...

Citroën C3 Aircross - 3/5
DS 3 Crossback - 2/5
Fiat 500X - 3/5
Ford Ecosport - 2/5
Honda HR-V - 3/5
Hyundai Kona - 3/5
Jeep Renegade - 2/5
Mazda CX-3 - 3/5
Peugeot 2008 - 4/5
Renault Captur - 3/5
Seat Arona - 4/5
Ssangyong Tivoli - 2/5
Suzuki Jimny - 2/5
Suzuki Vitara - 3/5
Vauxhall Crossland X - 2/5
Vauxhall Mokka X - 2/5

Every family SUV rated:

2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e front

Range Rover Evoque

Our pick: D180 S

For: High-quality interior; comfortable ride; quiet cruising manners; superb resale values.

Against: So-so fuel economy and emissions; Land Rover’s reliability record.

What Car? rating: 5/5

If we had reservations about the original Range Rover Evoque, we have no such qualms about the latest one. Pretty much all of the gaps in that previous car’s armoury have now been plugged, to the extent that it’s now the best family SUV on sale.

With a design that stays faithful to the original, but with flourishes taken from other glamorous Range Rovers such as the Velar, the Evoque looks better than ever.

Range Rover Evoque - interior

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque dashboard RHD

What's more, so does the interior, with this now a match for anything else in the class, thanks to gorgeous materials and an impressive standard of fit and finish. The dashboard design is clean and elegant, while the driving position is one of the best in the business.

The Evoque is roomier than most of its rivals, too, and the rear seats fold in a 40/20/40 arrangement for a little bit of extra versatility.

On the road, the Evoque provides a good mix of abilities, delivering a quiet, comfortable ride along with assured handling and accurate steering. And when you venture off road, it’ll leave all its rivals for dust.

Perhaps best of all, though, the Evoque makes plenty of financial sense, thanks to the class-leading resale values that more than offset the relatively high purchase prices.

Seat Ateca

Seat Ateca 1.5 TSI EVO FR [EZ]

Our pick: 1.5 TSI Evo 150 FR

For: Plenty of kit as standard; great to drive; good performance; roomy inside.

Against: Some rivals have more flexible seating and the interior isn’t that plush.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008

Our pick: Puretech 130 Allure

For: Striking-looking interior; good to drive; decent amount of standard safety kit.

Against: The touchscreen is a little sluggish and resale values aren’t as strong as rivals’.

What Car? rating: 4/5

BMW X1

BMW X1 sDrive18d SE auto

Our pick: sDrive18d SE

For: Good to drive, with a high-quality interior that’s spacious and practical.

Against: There’s lots of road noise, it’s fairly pricey and its reliability is only average.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq driving

Our pick: 1.5 TSI 150 SE L

For: Cosseting ride; peppy yet economical engine; outstanding practicality.

Against: The engine and suspension are a bit noisy; less fun to drive than an Ateca.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 2020 RHD front tracking

Our pick: D3 R-Design FWD Geartronic

For: Comfortable and practical, with a classy-looking interior and great safety.

Against: There’s some road noise and the infotainment is rather fiddly to use.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Our pick: 1.5 TSI 150 SEL

For Spacious and practical interior; good to drive; plenty of kit as standard.

Against: It’s comparatively pricey to buy and fuel economy could be better.

What Car? rating 4/5

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster front three quarters

Our pick: TCe 130 4x2 Comfort

For: Roomy inside, reasonably comfortable and incredibly cheap compared with rivals.

Against: Interior is decidedly low-rent and there isn’t much standard safety kit.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Audi Q3

Audi Q3 35 TFSI Sport S tronic [Comfort and Sound Pack]

Our pick: 35 TFSI Sport

For: Interior is high in quality and impressively spacious, while the boot is big.

Against: Ride is firmer than that of its best rivals, and performance is only adequate.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage front - 20-plate car

Our pick: 1.6 CRDi 48V ISG 2

For: Great value (in the right spec), with decent space in the rear seats and boot.

Against: Engine is very noisy, while the ride is lumpy and AEB is lacking on some trims.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan QASHQAI 1.5 DCI 115 ACENTA PREMIUM 5DR

Our pick: 1.3 DiG-T 140 Visia

For: Comfortable ride with surefooted handling and a smooth, punchy engine.

Against: Dated interior, stingy standard kit and no automatic emergency braking.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Mazda CX-30

Mazda CX-30 driving

Our pick: 2.0 Skyactiv-X MHEV SE-L Lux

For: Interior is classy, with loads of standard kit, while this engine is flexible and frugal.

Against: Ride is firm and practicality is limited, with cramped rear seats and a small boot.

What Car? rating: 3/5

And the rest...

Hyundai Tucson - 3/5
Infiniti QX30 - 2/5
Jaguar E-Pace - 3/5
Jeep Compass - 2/5
Kia Niro - 3/5
Lexus UX - 2/5
Mercedes GLA - 4/5
MG GS - 2/5
MG ZS - 3/5
Mitsubishi ASX - 2/5
Renault Kadjar - 3/5
Ssangyong Tivoli XLV - 2/5
Ssangyong Korando - 3/5
Subaru XV - 2/5
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross - 3/5
Vauxhall Grandland X - 3/5

Every large SUV rated:

2019 Peugeot 5008 front left tracking RHD

Peugeot 5008

Our pick: Puretech 130 Allure

For: Quiet cruiser with a comfortable ride, a practical and plush interior and a big boot.

Against: Optional panoramic roof harms rear head room and infotainment is fiddly.

What Car? rating: 5/5

So, you want your large SUV to be as practical as it possibly can be, but you also want a level of desirability, quality and image that makes it a real cut above the rest. You need to fork out for a prestige badge, right? Well, not necessarily.

Peugeot 5008 - interior

2018 Peugeot 5008 dashboard RHD

The Peugeot 5008 will cost you roughly half as much as an Audi Q7 or a Volvo XC90, yet it offers many of the same virtues: seven-seat practicality, interior flexibility (thanks to three middle-row seats that slide, recline and fold individually), a lofty driving position, a sophisticated driving experience and first-rate safety credentials.

What’s more, the big Peugeot’s sharp, individual design – evident as much inside the car as it is outside – combines with exemplary quality to give this car a level of wow factor that goes way beyond its price tag.

Compare the 5008 with direct rivals such as the Seat Tarraco and Nissan X-Trail, meanwhile, and it simply blows them away.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport front

Our pick: D180 S AWD

For: Comfy ride and impressive refinement, plus it’s far more practical than key rivals.

Against: So-so performance; Land Rover’s reliability record is poor

What Car? rating: 5/5

Seat Tarraco

Seat Tarraco

Our pick: 1.5 TSI 150 SE Technology

For: Good ride and handling balance; smart inside and well equipped.

Against: Feels a bit underpowered and the third-row seats are very cramped.

What Car? rating: 4/5

BMW X3

BMW X3

Our pick: xDrive20d SE

For: Smart interior; rewarding handling; superb infotainment; smooth auto gearbox.

Against: Diesel engine is slightly grumbly, and buying on nance can be expensive.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Our pick: 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid SE 2WD

For: Five-seater offers lots of room inside and a big boot, as well as impressive economy.

Against: Low towing weight; infotainment system is one of the worst around.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Mercedes GLB

2019 Mercedes GLB front

Our pick: 220d AMG Line Premium

For: Strong performance, plus an appealing interior with seven usable seats.

Against: Engine isn’t the most refined, options are limited and the Discovery Sport is roomier.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 driving

Our pick: Skyactiv-G SE-L Nav+

For: Classy interior; well equipped even in this entry-level trim; class-leading handling.

Against: The petrol engine feels weedy at lower revs and the ride is firm.

What Car? rating: 4/5

And the rest...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio - 3/5
DS 7 Crossback - 3/5
Ford Kuga - 2/5
Hyundai Santa Fe - 4/5
Jaguar F-Pace - 3/5
Jeep Cherokee - 2/5
Jeep Wrangler - 2/5
Kia Sorento - 3/5
Lexus NX - 3/5
Mercedes GLC - 3/5
MG HS - 4/5
Mitsubishi Outlander - 2/5
Mitsubishi Shogun Sport - 2/5
Nissan X-Trail - 2/5
Renault Koleos - 2/5
Ssangyong Rexton - 2/5
Subaru Forester - 2/5
Toyota RAV4 - 4/5
Toyota Land Cruiser - 2/5
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace - 4/5

Every luxury SUV rated:

Audi Q7 front three quarters

Audi Q7

Our pick: 50 TDI quattro S line

For: Stunning interior, a smooth engine and a wonderfully pillowy ride on air suspension.

Against: Rivals have better infotainment systems, while auto gearbox is slow-witted.

What Car? rating: 5/5

They say nobody's perfect, but sometimes it’s easy to think otherwise. Remember that kid at school who seemed to be annoyingly brilliant at anything he turned his hand to? Well, the Audi Q7 is the SUV equivalent, sitting on or very near the top of the luxury SUV pile in almost every quantifiable area.

Audi Q7 - interior

Audi Q7 - interior

Take the interior. The sumptuous materials and scrupulous assembly mean that no rival can match the Q7 for quality, while the generous space and clever seating mean it’s also among the class leaders for practicality.

On the road, meanwhile, it delivers a ride that’s as smooth and as quiet as you’ll find in any limousine, making it effortlessly cosseting, yet it still manages to feel remarkably compact and agile in a set of bends.

The swot of the luxury SUV class doesn’t quite have an unblemished school report, though. The automatic gearbox tends to hesitate when pulling away from junctions, while the recent switch from an intuitive dial-controlled infotainment system to a fiddlier touchscreen arrangement is a backward step. As touchscreens go, however, it’s still a decent example of the genre and delivers an impressively wide range of functionality.

Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga front and side

Our pick: 4.0 V8 Petrol

For: Opulent interior brimming with goodies; very rapid; lots of personalisation options.

Against: The Range Rover offers more space and the infotainment system could be better.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 T8 front cornering - 69-plate car

Our pick: B5 Momentum

For: Big, classy interior, with seating for seven and lots of standard equipment.

Against: The ride isn’t as smooth as you’d expect and the suspension is noisy.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Cullinan front cornering

Our pick: 6.75 V12

For: Effortless acceleration; superb refinement; interior looks and feels truly special.

Against: Remarkably expensive to buy and run, and the ride isn’t perfect.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg front - 19 plate

Our pick: 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SE

For: Plenty of grunt from engine; spacious inside; excellent towing capabilities.

Against: Interior feels cheap, while the ride is overly firm and the gearbox hesitant.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Mercedes GLE

Mercedes GLE front pan

Our pick: 300d 4Matic AMG Line

For: Quiet cruising manners and a swanky looking interior with loads of space for five.

Against: Not exactly sharp to drive, cramped third row and rivals have more load space.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

Our pick: 2.0 Sd4 SE

For: Decent finance deals, cheaper than rivals as a company car and a gutsy engine.

Against: Rivals handle better and the touchscreen is sluggish to respond.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX front

Our pick: V8

For: Nicely weighted steering; rides and handles well; comfortable for four six-footers.

Against: Very expensive; some rivals are faster; the car we drove was a prototype.

What Car? rating: 4/5

BMW X7

BMW X7

Our pick: xDrive30d

For: Smooth-riding and quiet, with loads of room for seven and excellent infotainment.

Against: It’s pricey to buy and feels its size, while the interior is a bit restrained.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

Our pick: 3.0 SDV6 HSE

For: Refinement, sumptuous interior with all the kit you need, and a comfortable ride

Against: Pricey to buy, infotainment is slow to respond and fiddly, and reliability is poor.

What Car? rating: 4/5

And the rest...

Jeep Grand Cherokee - 2/5
Lexus RX - 3/5
Lexus RX L - 3/5
Maserati Levante - 2/5
Mercedes G-Class - 3/5
Mercedes GLS - 3/5
Range Rover - 4/5

Every sports SUV rated:

Porsche Macan S front

Porsche Macan S

Our pick: S

For: The most rewarding SUV to drive, with a great chassis balance and precise steering.

Against: Some rivals are more spacious and automatic emergency braking costs extra.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Let's not forget, the ‘S’ in SUV stands for Sports, and they don’t come any sportier than the Porsche Macan; by any standard, this is a fabulous car to drive.

Porsche Macan - interior

Porsche Macan S dashboard

For the best effect, you’ll need to add the optional air suspension, but if you make do with the lower-grade adaptive dampers, the Macan is still brilliant fun. And the 354bhp provided by the mid-range S version gives you more than enough pace.

Crucially, though, the Macan satisfies the head as well as the heart. It’s comfortable, well made, practical enough for a small family and holds its value superbly.

Cupra Ateca

The CUPRA Ateca's performance really comes alive on the track

Our pick: 300

For: Huge performance and impressive practicality for a very reasonable price.

Against: Doesn’t sound very exciting and isn’t as sharp to drive as the T-Roc R.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Porsche Cayenne Coupé

Porsche Cayenne Coupé front

Our pick: Turbo

For: Comfortable standard air suspension, lots of grip and sharp handling.

Against: Expensive to buy and run, and there’s less standard kit than you’d expect.

What Car? rating: 4/5

BMW X3 M

BMW X3 M40i

Our pick: M40i

For: Astonishingly quick; smooth, characterful engine; precise and rewarding handling.

Against: Not quite as classy or practical inside as the Audi Q5, and the ride is firm.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Audi SQ2

Audi SQ2 front three quarters

Our pick: TFSI quattro S tronic

For: Exceedingly rapid in a straight line, with grippy handling and a classy interior.

Against: The T-Roc costs only a bit more to buy and is much more fun.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Our pick: 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510 Q4

For: Scorching performance; sharper and more entertaining to drive than most rivals.

Against: Infotainment system is slow and the interior doesn’t feel worthy of a £70k car.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Audi SQ8

Audi SQ8 side profile

Our pick: 4.0 TFSI V8

For: Effortless performance, composed ride and handling and a high-quality interior.

Against: The Cayenne Coupé is more involving and the infotainment is distracting.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Volkswagen T-Roc R

Volkswagen T-Roc R nose - blue with German plates

Our pick: 2.0 TSI 300 4Motion DSG

For: Bombastic performance; stunning agility; decent practicality; well equipped.

Against: Hard dash plastics; Cupra Ateca has more rear leg room and a bigger boot.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Mercedes-AMG GLC

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

Our pick: GLC 43

For: Quicker than the Macan and comes with impressively comfortable air suspension.

Against: Fuel economy is poor, running costs are high and the boot isn’t the biggest.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus

Our pick: 4.0T FSI V8

For: Mind-bogglingly fast; sharp handling; comfortable, even on 22in wheels.

Against: Hefty purchase price; very thirsty; rear head room is tight for taller adults.

What Car? rating: 4/5

And the rest...

Audi RS Q3 - 3/5
Audi SQ5 - 4/5
Audi SQ7 - 4/5
Audi RS Q8 - 4/5
BMW X2 M35i - 3/5
BMW X3/X4 M40d - 3/5
BMW X3/X4 M Competition - 3/5
BMW X4 M40i - 4/5
BMW X5 M50d - 3/5
Jaguar E-Pace 300 - 2/5
Jaguar F-Pace 300 - 3/5
Jaguar F-Pace SVR - 4/5
Maserati Levante S - 2/5
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 - 3/5
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43/63 Coupé - 3/5
Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 - 3/5
Mercedes-AMG G63 - 2/5
Mini Countryman JCW - 3/5
Porsche Cayenne - 4/5
Range Rover Sport SVR - 4/5
Skoda Kodiaq vRS - 3/5

Every plug-in hybrid and electric SUV rated:

Volvo XC90 T8

Volvo XC90 T8

Our pick: T8 Inscription

For: Very quick and quiet, with a good electric-only range and versatile seats.

Against: Touchscreen is tricky to use on the move; not that economical on long runs.

What Car? rating: 4/5

It's always nice to have a party piece – a little something you can do that none of your peers can. And the XC90 T8 absolutely does.

You see, there are plenty of big SUVs that offer seven seats for ultimate family car practicality, and several that are available with a plug-in hybrid system for an impressive mix of performance, efficiency and everyday usability. However, only the XC90 provides both at the same time, including an electric-only range of close to 30 miles – plenty for most people’s commuting or school run needs. That alone makes the T8 an incredibly enticing prospect.

Volvo XC90 T8 - interior

Volvo XC90 T8 - interior

Those seven cleverly designed seats are surrounded by generous space, along with plush, high-grade materials that give the whole interior a real impression of class. True, the touchscreen infotainment system isn’t as user-friendly as those in some rivals, but you get a massive amount of equipment as standard, with Inscription trim adding all the luxuries that most buyers would ever want.

As you’d expect in a Volvo, safety equipment is generous as well. And while the ride can be a bit unsettled at low speeds, the T8 otherwise drives in a very civilised manner.

BMW X5 xDrive45e

BMW X5 xDrive45e

Our pick: xLine

For: Outstanding electric-only range; high-quality interior; good to drive.

Against: Boot is smaller than in other X5s, and you can’t have one with seven seats.

What Car? rating: 5/5

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV long term

Our pick: Excite

For: Lots of room for passengers; large boot; plenty of standard equipment for the money.

Against: Rivals are better to drive; not especially comfortable; below-par range.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Porsche Cayenne hybrid

Porsche Cayenne front

Our pick: E-Hybrid

For: Quick when V6 engine and electric motor work together; 27 miles of electric-only range.

Against: Air suspension costs extra; ride is crashy without it; no seven-seat option.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Audi Q5 55 TFSIe quattro

Audi Q5 driving

Our pick: S line Competition

For: Great to drive, even in electric-only mode; re ned; really practical; lovely interior.

Against: Economy drops into the 30s on an empty battery; pricey for private buyers.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Kia e-Niro

Kia e-Niro front white

Our pick: 4

For: Quick, good to drive and more practical than the Kona, with a superb range.

Against: Considerably more expensive to buy than a Nissan Leaf; long delivery times.

What Car? rating: 5/5

Mercedes EQC

Mercedes EQC driving

Our pick: 400 4Matic AMG Line Premium Plus

For: Supremely quiet, with a comfortable motorway ride and decent infotainment.

Against: Range could be better; not as practical or good to drive as main rivals.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV front cornering

Our pick: 64kW First Edition

For: Impressive official range; fine driving position; lots of rear leg room.

Against: Less practical than the e-Niro, with a relatively small boot; overly sharp steering.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Audi E-tron

Audi E-tron front three quarters

Our pick: 55 quattro

For: Incredibly refined at all speeds, beautifully built and very well equipped.

Against: Rivals from Jaguar and Tesla are even faster and have a better range.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh

Our pick: 64kWh Premium

For: Punchy performance; 250-mile-plus real-world range; good driving position.

Against: Ride is choppy, the boot is relatively small and there’s a fair bit of road noise.

What Car? rating: 4/5

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Our pick: EV400 S

For: Plush interior; comfortable ride; fun handling; excellent real-world range.

Against: No superfast charging options; futuristic looks compromise rear visibility

What Car? rating: 5/5

Peugeot e-2008

Peugeot e-2008 front

Our pick: 50kWh 136 Active

For: Stylish and solidly built interior; light yet accurate steering; large boot.

Against: Firm ride, particularly at town speeds; rivals can go farther between charges

What Car? rating: 3/5

Telsa Model X

Tesla Model X 2019 RHD front tracking

Our pick: Long Range 7st

For: Astonishing performance; seats seven; much cheaper to run than conventional rivals.

Against: Below-par interior quality; expensive to buy; real-world range could be better.

What Car? rating: 4/5

And the rest...

Audi Q7 60 TFSIe - 3/5
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense - 3/5
DS 7 Crossback E-Tense - 2/5
Hyundai Nexo - 3/5
Kia Niro PHEV - 3/5
Mercedes GLE 350de - 3/5
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - 3/5
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 - 3/5
Porsche Cayenne Coupé E-Hybrid - 3/5
Range Rover P400e - 4/5
Range Rover Sport P400e - 4/5
Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 - 3/5
Volvo XC60 T8 - 4/5

Every coupé SUV rated:

2020 Range Rover Velar P250 R-Dynamic SE driving

Our pick: D180 S

For: Great driving position; massive boot; good fuel economy; capable off road.

Against: Rear leg room is only average; some hard plastics inside; sluggish infotainment

What Car? rating: 5/5

Like a Barbour jacket or a Burberry scarf, the Range Rover Velar proves that combining high fashion with great functionality is by no means impossible.

Range Rover Velar - interior

Range Rover Velar interior

Our 2020 Coupé SUV of the Year is in its element whether you’re out exploring the countryside (thanks to Land Rover off-roading DNA that’ll allow it to go places other SUVs can’t) or cutting a dash on the school run.

The interior has just as much of a wow factor, thanks to its sumptuous quality and twin central touchscreens, while a large boot makes the Velar more practical than you might expect. And if you stick to the modest D180 S model, costs stay surprisingly reasonable.

Audi Q8

Audi Q8

Our pick: 50 TDI quattro S line

For: Interior is spacious, fantastically well made and very quiet; agile handling.

Against: High list price; fiddly infotainment system; firm low-speed ride.

What Car? rating: 4/5

BMW X6

BMW X6 2020 RHD front left cornering

Our pick: xDrive30d Sport

For: Interior is plush and well equipped, while handling is impressively agile.

Against: Rivals are more spacious, the ride is rm and some options are pricey

What Car? rating: 4/5

Toyota C-HR

2020 toyota c-hr orange driving front cornering

Our pick: 1.8 Hybrid Icon

For: Agile handling; plenty of standard kit; makes a seriously cheap company car.

Against: Awful infotainment system; so-so performance; rivals are more practical.

What Car? rating: 3/5

Audi Q3 Sportback

LT Audi Q3 Sportback front

Our pick: 35 TFSI Sport

For: Comfortable ride on adaptive suspension; tidy handling; well-made interior.

Against: Rear head room is tight; automatic ’box is hesitant; high-spec models are pricey

What Car? rating: 4/5

And the rest...

BMW X2 - 3/5
BMW X4 - 4/5
Mercedes GLC Coupé - 3/5
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross - 2/5
Porsche Cayenne Coupé - 4/5

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