What we are looking for

  • If there’s a category where space and style rank in about equal measure at the top of most people’s list of wants it’s the large SUV. If you have a family it’s likely you’re going to need a big car to transport them around in, but these days it’s SUVs, not MPVs, that are highly sought, and a stylish exterior shape now counts for nearly as much as interior practicality. It’ll still need to be spacious, of course, with a lofty driving position, and it must also be comfortable, economical to run and good to drive.