The best sports SUVs in 2021

If you want thrills and performance as well as practicality and an elevated driving position, these are the SUVs that should be on your shortlist – and the models that are best avoided...

Who says an SUV can't plaster a big smile on your face? While most of these high-riding cars put practicality and comfort a long way before driving fun, a growing number of sports SUVs add big performance to the mix.Image 1 of 23

This class contains both large and small models, but what they all have in common is a powerful engine. And although thrills and agile handling are high on the agenda, the best still provide decent ride comfort and a spacious interior.

Here, we count down the top 10 sports SUVs you can currently buy – and reveal the models that are best to steer clear of. If any of them take your fancy, just click on the relevant links to find out more or see how much you could save by using our New Car Buying service.