FORD KUGA TREND $38,890 Ford’s 2.0-litre turbo diesel (132kW/400Nm) is a good thing and Kuga also handles. $1600 safety pack adds auto braking and blind-spot detection. KIA SPORTAGE PLATINUM $45,990 Worksburger Sportage with 2.0 turbo diesel (136kW/400Nm), plenty of space and most of the Tiguan’s safety spec. Seven-year warranty backs it up. SUBARU FORESTER S $41,490 Blue-chip made in Japan quality, spacious, safe and practical but 2.0 turbo diesel (108kW/350Nm) and CVT drivetrain is gutless. Needs servicing every six months.