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Honest John Awards 2017: Crossover category

Published 26 April 2017

Cheap to run, fun to drive and immensely practical, the crossover ticks all of the hatchback boxes while adding some rugged off-road appeal - it's no wonder they're so popular at the moment. 

We've crunched the numbers to find our readers' favourite models. As a result, the shortlist is based on user visits to pages on HonestJohn.co.uk over the past 12 months.

Hyundai Tucson

The ix35 was good, but the Tucson that replaces it is a big leap forward in every way: sharper, more practical and cheaper to run. It's now one of the very best family crossovers. 

Kia Sportage

The Sportage has a strong reputation, particularly when it comes to value. This latest model sticks with those core strengths but adds improved refinement and an extra dash of quality throughout.

Nissan Qashqai

Launched all the way back in 2007, the first Qashqai genuinely changed the European car market. Today's second generation version is still one of the best family cars on sale.

SEAT Ateca

The SEAT Ateca is a crossover that majors on value and practicality. All are spacious and cheap to run, while the stylish interior makes it a great car for long stints behind the wheel. 

Suzuki Vitara

The Vitara is an old name but the car has changed with the times, transforming from a small SUV into a modern crossover. And a very good one at that - refined, frugal, spacious and a decent drive. 


Robert Martin    on 27 April 2017

Can I please ask "when you say that a car is cheap to run" what do you mean by that? How do you define "cheap to run". Thanks.

Chris Clement    on 28 April 2017

No Kadjar? I found It to be way better than the Kia or Hyundai.

Honestjohn    on 28 April 2017

These are the cars chosen by you, the readers. Not by us. I'm running a Kadjar at the moment and it's fine. But if readers haven't nominated it in sufficient numbers, it wouldn't get on the list.

PhilJohn    on 28 April 2017

Had my first Kia Sportage from new in 2013, just traded in for the new model with auto and 1.6 turbo petrol, what a car absolutely beautiful to drive and own, only problem with the GTline is the mpg for a petrol 1.6, my previous one achieved 36.2 on fill up to fill up. This one so far has only achieved 34.2, but it is an auto and turbo to boot, but all in all love the car, the price of the service and the quality of the warranty.

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