What Car? Personal Shopper: best sporty SUV for £25k
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Our recommendation – buy new
The three used buys give you a prestige badge and a more upmarket interior than the Ateca, while the A6 Allroad and the X3 are also roomier cars. However, the Ateca still has a huge, well shaped boot and loads of room for adults in both the front and the rear.
It should be more than pratical enough for Sam's needs, then, but what gives it the win is the fact it's one of the best handling SUVs on sale today. The X1 may combine well weighted steering with good body control, but it simply doesn't offer the driving fun that the Ateca does.