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The REV Test: Budget SUVs

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular budget SUVs – Suzuki Vitara S, Dacia Duster, and Jeep Renegade – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.

Words by: First published: 8th June 2018
Racing driver Vicki Butler-Henderson, Millennial Rachael Hogg, and mum Erin Baker (REV!) are testing three of the UK's most popular budget SUVs, based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.

They're looking at how easily they can fit into your lifestyle, covering practicality, connectivity, and ride and handling.

This week, it’s the turn of the Jeep Renegade, with its proper off-road ability, the value for money Dacia Duster, and the stylish Suzuki Vitara S.

Erin has to cope with the infamous ‘tea tray test’ this week… sorry Erin.

Which car will come out on top?
Find out why we're doing all this, and what The REV Test is all about.

Watch our first REV test on small sports cars featuring the Mazda MX-5, Fiat 124 Spider, and Audi TT.

Watch our second REV test on hybrids, featuring the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, and Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron.

Watch our third REV test on small hatchbacks, featuring the UK's biggest selling car ever, the Ford Fiesta; a serious contender for the Fiesta crown, the Seat Ibiza; and the Vauxhall Corsa, which will be getting an upgrade next year.

Watch our fourth REV test on small SUVs, featuring the stylish and practical Hyundai Tucson, immensely popular Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar, which is the sister car to the Qashqai.

Watch our fifth REV test on sports cars featuring the muscly Ford Mustang, the potent Porsche Boxster and amazing BMW M4.

Watch our sixth REV test featuring super practical seven-seaters: the great to drive Ford S-Max MPV, stylish Peugeot 5008 SUV, and huge and practical Citroen Grand C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer.

Watch our seventh REV test on luxury SUVs. It’s the turn of the high quality and tech-filled Audi Q5, the well-rounded Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the sleek and sexy Range Rover Velar.

Interested in buying a Dacia Duster?