Can you recommend the best used, small crossover?

I'm looking for a used, compact SUV/crossover for around £14,000. I do mainly town driving and short motorway trips, so was thinking a petrol automatic would be best, but could also go with a slick manual. My main requirements are high seating for a bad back, an engaging drive and something that looks good, but is also comfortable. I kept my last car for 14 happy years of driving, and would hopefully do at least 10 years with this one. I've done lots of research but I'm still finding this a really difficult decision, so would appreciate your recommendations. The lack of rear visibility puts me off the Toyota C-HR. I liked the Honda HR-V, but found the petrol engine a little underpowered. The Suzuki Vitara S seems to fit the bill too, although I'm concerned I'll be paying for an AWD system I don't use and some reviews mention numb steering when on the motorway. The Audi Q3 or SEATAteca are also a consideration. I could go on, but hopefully you can sense my confusion. What would see as the best option in my price range?

Asked on 16 June 2020 by Kuljit

Answered by Dan Powell
The C-HR would be the best choice. It was rated as one of the best cars in the UK for comfort in our recent Satisfaction Index and Toyota has an excellent reputation for reliability:

An alternative to the C-HR would be the 2.0 petrol Mazda CX-3. It's one of the most stylish crossovers and has a high quality cabin.
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