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Based on SE L trim, Scout adds a few distinctive off-road inspired touches that draw attention to its standard fit four-wheel drive and underbody protection. Although you also get an electric tailgate, panoramic roof, wireless network and special brown upholstery, its 19in wheels don’t do the ride any favours. And because you can only have four-wheel drive with the most powerful of the petrol and diesel engines, it’s expensive to buy.
This 2.0-litre diesel combines strong performance with decent economy, especially if you avoid four-wheel drive. Just remember it’s a fair bit more expensive than our favourite 1.5-litre petrol engine, so you’ll have to do plenty of miles to recoup the cost. Available as a manual or automatic.