The SUV is the fastest-growing car type in the UK, with more and more customers being seduced by their high driving position, practicality, and sense of security. As a result, there are an increasing number of SUVs appearing on the market. Here, in no particular order, is our pick of some of the best new SUVs you can buy.
- Skoda Kodiaq – the affordable seven-seat one
- Porsche Macan – the sporty one
- Renault Captur – the small one
- Volvo XC90 – the plush one
- Toyota C-HR – the company car one
Skoda Kodiaq – the affordable seven-seat one
The Skoda Kodiaq is not just one of the best SUVs on sale, it’s one of the best cars on sale, full-stop. Skoda has done a tremendous job of creating a car that’s well-built, good to drive, practical and affordable, and it’s also full of neat little touches to make your life easier. If you want to carry seven people, this should be the first car you look at.
Porsche Macan – the sporty one
If you're after fun behind the wheel, the presence of a Porsche badge is a pretty good start. The Macan isn't just a regular SUV with fancy sports car branding on the bonnet, though, it's a genuinely entertaining car to drive. All versions are good, although the GTS model is particularly engaging, with great sensations and a brilliant noise. And you can fit the kids and their accessories in with ease. Maybe head to the race track after you've dropped them off at school.
Renault Captur – the small one
There’s a preconception that all SUVs are huge, but that’s not always the case. Take the Renault Captur, which is our pick of the increasingly popular small SUV segment. It’s based on the Clio hatchback and mixes some eye-catching looks with a nice interior and plenty of space for both people and stuff. If you fancy an SUV but live in a town or city, this could be more up your street than something larger.
Volvo XC90 – the plush one
In an age where many cars feel much the same as each other inside, the Volvo XC90 stands proud on its own. Its interior is super-premium and chock full of quirky Scandinavian design touches. It also comes with tonnes of luxury equipment, and is immensely practical. Volvo also has a well-deserved reputation for safety.
Toyota C-HR - the company car one
The Toyota C-HR could also have taken “the sporty one” label, as it’s fun and engaging to drive. But on top of that, and its daring looks, you can opt for a hybrid version that's exceedingly attractive to company car buyers thanks to low Benefit-in-Kind tax. You also get loads of toys thrown in as standard. Even the entry level version has alloy wheels, climate control air-conditioning and electric windows, as well as automatic lights and wipers.