What SUV would you recommend that can fit three young children in?

We need to get a new car to accommodate a new child next year, which will give us three children under five. I'd really like an SUV (we live in the hills) but don't really want a seven seater. We probably have about £8k to spend or a £1.5k deposit plus max £200 a month. What would you recommend?

Asked on 12 November 2018 by Sophie Fryer

Answered by Andrew Brady
I'd look for a Hyundai Santa Fe. Your budget will get you a late example of the 2006-2012 model. There's plenty of space but not as much as an MPV. As much as I understand your reluctance, you might find something like a Kia Carens suits family life better.
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