What medium-sized petrol SUV with a comfortable interior, enjoyable drive and good performance can I get for £60,000?

I'm looking for a refined medium-sized SUV with comfortable interior, enjoyable drive and good performance. I'd also like DAB and iPhone connectivity. Is the BMW X3 a good choice or are there better alternatives? I'm also thinking about the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Porsche Macan or even a Nissan Qashqai. I can spend up to £60,000 and normally buy demonstrators or 1-2 year old used. Most seem to be diesel engines, but I only do 6,000 miles a year (mostly short runs) so is there a petrol motor that is a good fit?

Asked on 9 February 2017 by DjP

Answered by Honest John
A Porsche Macan S V6 petrol or a Jaguar F-Pace V6 petrol.
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