Best new small hatchback with upright seats?

We live in a rural area with poor roads and occasionally take the dog up a forestry track. We need a new small hatchback with upright seats that will cope with less than perfect roads. What can you recommend?

Asked on 22 June 2015 by Eceni

Answered by Honest John
Cheap, with ground clearance: a Dacia Sandero Stepway, from £8,500. More upright, a new model Suzuki Vitara, from about £14,500.

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