The top 10 best used SUVs

SUVs make good all-round choices thanks to their chunky looks, decent practicality and high driving positions. To help you pick the perfect car, we’ve rounded up a list of the 10 best used SUVs currently on offer.

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1. Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is a fantastic all-rounder in the small-SUV sector. It offers excellent interior space and a confidence-inspiring high driving position while sporting the stylish looks and easy driving experience of a hatchback.

Alongside an impressive 430-litre boot, the Qashqai comes with loads of standard equipment and a range of punchy and efficient engines. The frugal 1.5-litre diesel can return a hugely impressive 70mpg. As an added bonus, the Qashqai boasts excellent ride quality, too.

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2. Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery is one of the most practical and spacious SUVs out there, with a vast 1,124-litre boot and room for seven people. The back row is easily roomy enough for adults, too. The Discovery has a rugged-yet-plush feel about it with high-quality interior materials enough technology to keep pace with rivals.

This older model isn’t quite as curvaceous as the latest Discovery but its chunky bodywork still has plenty of character. It’s not only one of the most capable off-roaders on the market but it’s enjoyable to drive on the road, too.

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3. Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a practical and good-value SUV with more than enough interior and boot space for a growing family. The interior feels well built and there’s a whole host of standard equipment, too.

The Sportage’s styling may divide opinion but it certainly looks imposing on the road. It has moderate off-road abilities – especially high-spec four-wheel drive models – but does have a firmer on-road ride than some rivals. Used and nearly new cars will be covered by Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty, too.

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4. Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara is an accomplished all-rounder with rugged looks and a solid interior that features a wide range of equipment as standard. The Vitara’s cabin feels fairly basic and doesn’t feature the same level of technology as some rivals but there’s an impressive amount of interior space for a relatively small SUV – its 375-litre boot is 21 litres larger than the Nissan Juke’s.

The Vitara is surprisingly capable off-road and it’s more fun than many rivals on-road, too. Its agile handling makes it feel like a much smaller car. If you’re looking for a sporty SUV, the Vitara S comes with a perky 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine while cost-conscious buyers will be better off with either a 53.3mpg 1.6-litre petrol or 65mpg 1.6-litre diesel unit.

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5. Volvo XC90

When it comes to great luxury SUVs, it’s tough to look past the Volvo XC90. The Swedish manufacturer has managed to produce an off-roader with both elegant looks and a huge amount of cabin and boot space. The interior has a plush, minimalist feel while the boot can swallow 451 litres of luggage with all seven seats in place.

The XC90 feels poised and refined on the road and hugely capable in the mud – thanks to all models coming with four-wheel drive as standard. It’s offered with a wide range of engines and is pretty efficient for such a large SUV – the most frugal versions can return in excess of 100mpg. It’s also offered with the T8 Twin Engine that combines a turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor for improved performance and efficiency.

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6. Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 is a smart compact SUV that mixes family friendly practicality and an upmarket cabin in a stylish package. Its interior is beautifully put together and boasts a real upmarket feel. It also comes well-equipped in all trim levels and there’s room for four, although things are a little more cramped in the back for tall adults.

The Q3 also boasts a good-sized boot and a range of punchy yet frugal engines including efficient 2.0-litre diesel units and, in RS Q3 guise, a fruity 340hp petrol unit. Even if you don’t go for this sporty option, all Q3s feel composed and reasonably refined behind the wheel.

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7. BMW X3

The BMW X3 sets itself apart from more mundane SUVs thanks to its fun handling and enjoyable driving experience. It’s no sports car but it feels agile with a fairly refined ride and a good range of punchy but efficient diesel engines.

Inside, the X3’s cabin looks smart and features BMW’s easy-to-use iDrive infotainment system. The interior boasts an attractive design and the materials feel upmarket, too. There’s more than enough room for four people to sit in comfort and the X3 features a generous 550-litre boot.

8. Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most striking SUVs on the market. It comes with good levels of standard equipment and a well-built interior that not only looks modern but should stand the test of time, too.

The RAV4 isn’t the most inspiring SUV to drive but it rides fairly well and has enough off-road ability to traverse the odd muddy field. An efficient diesel engine that can return 60.1mpg should make the RAV4 cheaper to run than some rivals and there’s even a hybrid option, too.

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9. Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has borrowed its smart looks and upmarket interior from the standard Range Rover but wraps them all up in a smaller, sportier body. The car’s striking styling is matched by a luxurious cabin and decent interior space – tall passengers may find the back seats a little cramped, however.

It drives like a smaller hatchback with agile steering and punchy performance from its range of petrol and diesel engines. It is available with four-wheel drive but the Evoque is most comfortable as a motorway cruiser rather than an off-road mountain climber.

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10. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a practical and economical SUV with plenty of room for four passengers and a generous 589-litre boot. Honda’s Magic Seat system allows you to flip the rear seats upwards to carry tall items in the back, too. The CR-V’s cabin feels solidly built and all trims levels come with a good amount of equipment as standard.

Honda’s largest SUV isn’t the most exciting car to drive in its class but it controls its large body well in the corners. Its range of economical engines should prove to be highly reliable, too.

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Nissan Qashqai

Compact SUV is a great family car
£18,795 - £30,165
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Kia Sportage

Well-built SUV is excellent for families
£18,250 - £31,995
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Suzuki Vitara

A cheap and rugged compact SUV with space for the family
£14,999 - £24,649
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