28. PEUGEOT 2008
THE 2008 is one of the more practical superminibased crossovers, and a great car for growing families. Its boot is large enough to swallow a folded baby buggy and travel cot, and the raised ride height makes lifting children in and out of their car seats much easier.
All models are economical and the interior feels classy. Just make sure you can live with the small steering wheel, which isn’t to all tastes; a Grip Control system should help with mild off-roading. Price range: £16,300-£22,130 Our pick: 1.6 Bluehdi 100 Allure (£20,160) Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl diesel, 99bhp Transmission: 5-spd man, front-wheel drive Top speed: 112mph Economy: 76.3mpg CO2: 97g/km