It might be some time since the multitalented XC40 won our 2018 What Car? Car of the Year award, but we reckon it still cuts the mustard. It blends generous passenger space and a very practical boot with a quality interior and a top-notch safety rating. That means you are not only buying a stylish product, but one backed up with some substance. It's a better family SUV than a BMW X1 or X2, but check out the Range Rover Evoque as well, which is the XC40’s strongest rival.get the best price
Trim: R DESIGN
Even better-equipped, sportier-looking and still reasonably priced, R-Design is our favourite. It adds sports seats trimmed in leather and nubuck, power-folding door mirrors, privacy glass and multicolour ambient theatre lighting. It's worth adding a few options, though, such as the excellent Convenience Pack that includes keyless entry, a powered tailgate, power-folding rear seats and multiple other practicality aids, along with the Intellisafe Pro pack that adds additional safety aids and semi-autonomous driving.
Engine: 2.0 T4
If you want petrol power and the T5 sounds a bit too hot but the T3 sounds a bit too cold, is the T4 a perfect fit? Well, it's certainly smoother and far punchier than the T3, so is definitely worth considering, but the T5 is quicker and smoother still. Real-world fuel economy isn't very good, though, proving to be barely any more efficient than the thirsty T5. Only available with an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.