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Top 10 Cars  
The most popular models by vehicle sector as chosen by YOU the reader. To make your vote count have your say simply visit a review for your favourite model today.

Crossovers and smaller off roaders

1
Good: Unique styling. Solid build. Excellent petrol engines including frugal yet peppy 1.2 TSI. Good space in the back. Frugal 1.6 TDI Greenline can return 60mpg+.
Bad: Original 1.8 TSI 4WD is thirsty. Unusual looks not for everyone.
2
Good: Good value for money. Comfortable and refined interior. Available with two or four-wheel drive. Low CO2 emissions. Five-year warranty. Generous equipment. Economical diesels. Full size spare wheel.
Bad: Steering could do with a little more weight and feel.
3
Good: Best handling crossover apart from Mazda CX-7. Comes with useful split tailgate. Economical 2.0 TDCI engine. Two-wheel drive version available which emits just 156g/km.
Bad: Rear seats not as versatile as other SUVs this size. Quite pricey new. PowerShift diesel automatics emit 179g/km.
4
Good: Stylish. compact SUV in a similar fashion to the Range Rover Evoque. Impressive fuel economy and low CO2. Two and four-wheel drive available.
Bad: Front passenger space tight. Limited range of engines initially. Disconcertingly light steering at low speeds.
5
Good: Compact off-roader available with two or four-wheel drive. Car-like to drive. Economical diesel engine with various power outputs. Usefully large boot.
Bad: Bland and ugly fascia, especially if factory sat nav not fitted.
6
Good: Stylish and upmarket looks. Good quality feel to the interior. Seven-year warranty as standard. Very low CO2 for an SUV. Well equipped.
Bad: Ride could be better. A little noisy at speed. Warranty is limited to 100,000 miles so the similar Hyundai ix35 may be better for higher mileage drivers.
7
Good: Radical looks turn heads. Appealing mix between a hatch and an SUV. Seats four in comfort. Impressive direct injected 190PS 1.6-litre turbo drives well.
Bad: Small Boot. 4WD only available with DIG-T CVT auto. Small rear windows make back seats feel gloomy. CVT not as reliable as Toyota's and Honda's. Standard 1.6 petrol noisy on motorway. 4WD dropped in 2014 revamp.
8
Good: Very comfortable front seats with good ride (depending on wheel and tyre size). Feels well built. Strong dCi diesels. Elevated driving position and good visibility.
Bad: Rear seats not as spacious as you'd expect. Centre rear extremely uncomfortable. Can be crashy over potholes on larger wheels, 2.0 diesel particulate filter problems. Some quality problems. Notified of two rear diff failures in the same month.
9
Good: Impressive fuel economy for an SUV with an official 51.4mpg from 1.8 DiD, plenty of room for five plus luggage, five-star Euro NCAP rating. Starts at just £15,000.
Bad: No standard spare wheel, 1.6-litre petrol a bit lacklustre.
10
Good: More luxurious but not as practical as the previous version. Excellent, car-like road manners. Available with petrol and diesel automatics. Facelifted 2010.
Bad: Fairly pricey. On most models, the tailgate doesn't open wide enough unless you fit a different checkstrap. Tailgate spare wheel abandoned in favour of tyre repair kit. Starting to feel dated now.
11
Good: More practical MINI has five seats and a 350-litre boot. Available with impressive chain cam 1.6 diesel engine. Option of diesel automatic with 4WD.
Bad: Styling isn't a universal success and divides opinion. Top models are expensive.

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