The best SUV deals
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The best SUV deals
If you're in the market for a new car, then naturally you want the best price possible. And the good news is that, by buying through What Car?, you're guaranteed to get a great deal without having to go through the hassle of haggling.
Our free online New Car Buying service links you to dealers willing to match or beat a discounted Target Price, which is set by our team of mystery shoppers. And no sector is more competitive than that for 4x4s and SUVs – something that's good news for bargain hunters.
These models appeal to families because they're spacious and make it easy to get child seats, buggies and other family paraphernalia in and out. Plus, your view of the road is generally better, because you can see over the top of regular family saloons and hatchbacks. In this feature, we've chosen our favourite versions of each model, so you know you're getting our top pick.
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Want to inject some Italian flair into your bland family SUV? Enter the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It's a premium saloon which rivals the BMW X3 and Porsche Macan, and offers entertaining handling and competitive running costs. Space for those in the rear seats could be better, though.
What Car? deal: Save £2907 on a 2.2D 210 Milano, or up to £3448 on the Stelvio range – Target Price £43,898 | Target PCP £667 per month
The Q3 is Audi's premium family SUV, and a rival for the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA among others. It's suitably plush inside, with a high-quality interior and a big boot.
What Car? deal: Save £1761 on a 35 TFSI Sport, or up to £3387 on the Q3 range – Target Price £30,124 | Target PCP £307 per month
The smallest of BMWs coupé-styled SUVs offers tidy handling and a classy interior, plus a strong range of engines, but it is less practical than conventional rivals.
What Car? deal: Save £4800 on an xDrive20d SE Step Auto, or up to £6682 on the X2 range – Target Price £31,490 | Target PCP £347 per month
Citroën C3 Aircross
The C3 Aircross is an indirect replacement for Citroën's C3 Picasso MPV, which we always rated highly. But while the new car remains a practical choice – particularly if you go for the Flair model with its flexible rear seating – it's a lot more desirable than the old Picasso thanks to its funky SUV styling and numerous customisation options.
What Car? deal: Save £727 on a 1.2 Puretech 110 Feel, or up to £2321 on the C3 Aircross range – Target Price £18,463 | Target PCP £206 per month
Citroën C5 Aircross
Citroën's largest SUV model offers a smooth ride and is quiet at motorway speeds, plus its engines are fairly frugal. It's not quite big enough inside to match the best in this class, though, and nor does it come with the option of seven seats.
What Car? deal: Save £1039 on a 1.2 Puretech 130 Feel, or up to £2631 on the C5 Aircross range – Target Price £24,376 | Target PCP £244 per month
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai’s largest SUV offers rugged, go-anywhere ability and a lofty driving position. It also has seven seats, plenty of equipment and a powerful yet economical diesel engine.
What Car? deal: Save £2811 on a 2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD, or up to £4298 on the Santa Fe range – Target Price £36,609 | Target PCP £370 per month
Kia's largest SUV offers lots of space for seven and is a good choice if you plan on towing regularly. The sole engine on offer is a 2.2-litre diesel which is punchy, if not particularly fast. KX-2 models come fairly well equipped, too.
What Car? deal: Save £1607 on a 2.2 CDRi KX-2, or up to £2993 on the Sorento range – Target Price £32,493 | Target PCP £338 per month
This hybrid SUV offers low company car tax bills and a comfortable driving position, plus it's sufficiently plush inside. It's expensive to buy and run, however, and not very roomy.
What Car? deal: Save £2749 on the 330h 2.5 CVT, or up to £4858 on the NX range | Target Price £34,371 | Target PCP £296 per month
The GLA is a jacked-up version of the regular Mercedes A-Class family hatchback. That means it has the same futuristic interior, and comes with a good amount of kit too. It's also comfortable, with a forgiving yet well-controlled ride.
What Car? deal: Save £1821 on a 200 Sport, or up to £2411 on the GLA range – Target Price £31,189 | Target PCP £355 per month
You can't go far wrong with a Qashqai – indeed, it's consistently one of the best-selling family SUVs in the UK. There's a range of efficient engines on offer, and the ride is comfortable if you stick with smaller wheels. You miss out on some of our recommended safety kit on lower trims, though.
What Car? deal: Save £1872 on a 1.3 DiG-T Acenta Premium, or up to £7479 on the Qashqai range – Target Price £21,598 | Target PCP £254 per month
If you're looking for an SUV that's both stylish and practical, the 3008 should definitely be on your shortlist. It's got a high quality interior, a large boot and handles well for a car of this size. It's pricier than some rivals, mind, which is why this discount is worth paying attention to.
What Car? deal: Save £1802 on a 1.2 Puretech Allure, or up to £4929 on the 3008 range – Target Price £26,903 | Target PCP £300 per month
Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover Sport has been a staple of the luxury SUV class for many years, and in its latest form remains one of the very best on sale. It's refined, comfortable and as capable away from the Tarmac as on it. Some rivals are more fun to drive, though.
What Car? deal: Save £3314 on a 3.0 SDV6 auto HSE, or up to £8641 on the Range Rover Sport range – Target Price £65,201 | Target PCP £621 per month
Range Rover Velar
The Velar is more road focussed than its Range Rover siblings, but can still tackle more muddy adventures than most owners are likely to ask of it. Add in a stylish interior and a refined range of engines, and this is one very desirable SUV.
What Car? deal: Save £2857 on a 2.0 D180 S, or up to £5905 on the Velar range – Target Price £48,193 | Target PCP £476 per month
The Kadjar is heavily based on the Nissan Qashqai, which means it's one of the best all-rounders in the family SUV market. We particularly like its spacious interior and low running costs, and it's all backed up by Renault's four-year warranty.
What Car? deal: Save £3439 on a 1.3 TCE Iconic, or up to £6566 on the Kadjar range – Target Price £20,031 | Target PCP £189 per month
The Arona might be Seat's smallest SUV, but it's surprisingly spacious inside and great to drive. Only so-so interior quality lets it down.
What Car? deal: Save £2417 on a 1.0 TSI 95 SE Technology [EZ], or up to £3592 on the Arona range – Target Price £16,868 | Target PCP £188 per month
The same value for money ethos which makes Skoda's other SUVs so recommendable is present on the smaller Kamiq, too. It's remarkably practical, and is classier inside than most rivals. That it's also good to drive means the Kamiq is a sure choice for any small SUV shortlist.
What Car? deal: Save £1181 on a 1.0 TSI 95 SE, or up to £1181 on the Kamiq range – Target Price £18,549 | Target PCP £175 per month
This replacement for the ever-popular Skoda Yeti combines superb practicality with a comfortable ride, plus it's available with luxurious features such as virtual instruments and gesture control.
What Car? deal: Save £1683 on a 1.5 TSI SEL, or up to £2630 on the Karoq range – Target Price £25,412 | Target PCP £248 per month
The Tiguan has to compete with the class-leading Range Rover Evoque, and with other prestige-badged rivals from the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes. However, it makes a good case for itself with a spacious interior and a strong range of engines.
What Car? deal: Save £2215 on a 2.0 TDI BMT 150 Match, or up to £3782 on the Tiguan range – Target Price £29,900 | Target PCP £293 per month
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