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The 10 best SUVs under £20,000

If you’re looking for an SUV but don’t want to break the bank, don’t worry – there are plenty of great choices under £20,000 that deliver all the practicality of an SUV while keeping purchase and running costs decidedly down to Earth.

Don’t forget, you can put any of these cars in our car configurator to discover how much carwow could help you save. More concerned with how much you car can carry rather than how much it costs? Read our list of the SUVs with the biggest boots.

Dacia Duster

If you’re looking for an SUV for the least amount of money possible, then the Dacia Duster will be right up your street. The interior isn’t the most luxurious or the most appealing design – it doesn’t even come with a radio on the basic trim – but, for the money, nothing gets close to matching the Dacia’s array of talents.

With its jacked-up ride height, you have great visibility levels all round and it’s surprisingly comfortable when dealing with potholes and the general impracticalities of British roads. It’s even capable when the going get rough – it won’t match a Range Rover or Jeep Wrangler, but it’ll easily outdo more road-biased SUVs.

Put the Dacia Duster in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save.

Jeep Renegade

The first thing that strikes you with the Jeep Renegade is its looks. It takes styling cues from Jeeps of old with the vertical grill and round headlights giving it a unique retro appearance. Being a Jeep, it’s extremely capable when you need to go off-road, especially in the Trailhawk spec yet, on the road, it’s a pleasant car to spend time in.

Thanks to its boxy dimensions, interior space is plentiful. The boot is slightly smaller than those found in some rivals but, nevertheless, its 351-litre capacity is plenty for most buyers. The best thing about this car, though, is its feel-good factor – it puts a smile on your face that many cars simply cannot compete with.

Select your ideal Jeep Renegade in our car configurator to see what discounts are offered.

Skoda Yeti

The Skoda Yeti’s smart looks coupled with its van-like practicality, family car comfort, low running costs and impeccable German build quality make it a recipe bound to be a success.

The interior may not be the most appealing in its class but all the materials used are of a high quality and, if you require, it can even go off-road to an extent. It has a range of punchy and economical engines to suit everyone’s needs and, with its light controls, it’s easy to manoeuvre around in town.

Spec up a Skoda Yeti in our car configurator to see the deals offered.

Nissan Qashqai

Smart looks, great build quality and a fabulous reputation make the Nissan Qashqai one of the best family SUVs around. The old model was a huge hit because it provided more practicality than normal hatchbacks yet was an entertaining car to drive. The latest model builds on this success by further enhancing its already extensive talents.

While it excels in many areas, the overwhelming impression when you drive the Qashqai is the just how comfortable it is. So much so, it even has a system to reduce undulations after hitting a speed bump. Inside, there’s plenty of seating for five and it has good practicality levels.

Pick your perfect Nissan Qashqai in our car configurator to find out what reductions are available.

Renault Kadjar

The Renault Kadjar has a great start to life because it’s built on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai above. This means it’s great to drive, being both comfortable and refined when cruising around in city centres or motorways and, when the going gets twisty, there’s hardly any body roll which makes for an entertaining drive.

It has typically curvy Renault styling cues and the interior uses soft-touch materials giving an ambiance of French flair. Like the Qashqai, it’s very cheap to run achieving up to 74mpg and with a 472-litre boot, it’s very practical too.

See how much you could save by choosing your perfect Renault Kadjar in our car configurator.

Nissan Juke

With its unusual looks inside and out and raised ride height, the Nissan Juke has become one of the most popular vehicles in this country today. It’s not the most practical choice in its class or the most ergonomically designed but, with a comfortable and refined ride, nippy handling, a great reliability record and cheap running costs, it’s stolen the heart of the nation.

For what people use these sorts of vehicles for – almost exclusively on-road use – the Juke is very capable. The added style it brings to the marketplace only helps to attract new fans and buyers.

Find out what reductions are available by speccing up a Nissan Juke in our car configurator.

Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage has been with us for many years now but it can still hold a candle to the newest models that flood the marketplace. With its good looks coupled with great built quality, enough practicality to cover any eventualities and the very generous seven-year warranty, it’s no wonder that it’s still one of the very best SUVs on the market.

Some models can achieve 55mpg so it should be easy to run and it comes with the option of four-wheel drive making it a car you can actually use all year round without the fear and getting stranded.

Spec up a Kia Sportage in our car configurator to see what savings are offered.

Citroen C4 Cactus

The Citroen C4 Cactus is definitely one of the most eye-catching cars on the road today. Most notably, what Citroen calls an ‘airbump’ system – rubber panels that absorb small impacts such as car park scrapes.

The interior is equally as quirky and comes with a great list of standard equipment and there’s plenty of room for five passengers. The boot’s a decent size and it’s very cheap to run because all engines can achieve over 60mpg.

Select your perfect Citroen C4 Cactus in our car configurator to learn what savings are offered.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Want your SUV to be entertaining to drive yet still able to lug around all the family and their luggage? The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross could be the car for you. It lacks the desirability of some rivals but the hardware it offers is top notch.

It’s a comfortable machine when cruising around although the firm suspension makes itself known when travelling over rough surfaces. It’s a cheap car to run, especially with the 1.6-litre diesel as it can achieve upwards of 70mpg and with a boot which measures at 430-litres, it’s practical too. It’s also available with all-wheel drive.

Choose your ideal Suzuki SX4 S-Cross in our car configurator to see the savings offered.

Peugeot 2008

The Peugeot 2008 is a classy looking vehicle that feels as much at home outside a posh hotel as it does parked on your driveway. It’s based on the smaller 208 hatchback and has the same interior featuring a little steering wheel and high-mounted instrument binnacle to help the driver avoid having to glance away from the road to check their gauges.

With a 350-litre boot it’s pretty practical for its size and there’s enough room in the cabin for fully sized adults to get comfortable. It’s also extremely cheap to run with the most efficient model achieving nearly 75mpg on average. On the move, it’s comfortable and refined making it perfect for families.

Spec up a Peugeot 2008 in our car configurator to see the savings on offer.

What next?

Put any of these cars in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save. For more options, head over to our deals page or, if you’re still struggling to pick your next car, check out our car chooser.

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