The car-buying public has fallen in love with small SUVs, or crossovers as they’re often called, with thousands turning away from conventional hatchbacks in favour of something that rides that little bit higher.
The original baby SUV is the Nissan Juke, which remains a popular choice, but there are plenty of better rivals to consider instead. We’d recommend you look at the Suzuki Vitara or the Renault Captur. Equally, if you’ve got more money to spend, the Peugeot 3008 and Volkswagen Tiguan are fine choices.
The king among small SUVs, though, is the Seat Ateca. It’s brilliant to drive and offers a great blend of practicality and value that keeps it clear of the opposition. If you’re after high-riding family transport that won’t cost a fortune to run, that’s where your search should start.