23. MAZDA CX-3
WITH the CX-3, Mazda is taking the fight to premium small crossovers like the Audi Q2 and Mercedes GLA.
However, it’s arguably a better choice than either of these rivals, thanks to its generous standard kit levels and a fun driving experience on the tarmac.
The CX-3 gets a trio of engines, but you can only have 4WD with either the 1.5 or 2.0-litre diesels, not the 2.0-litre petrol. Both engines only come in well equipped Sport Nav trim. Price range: £18,495-£25,195 Our pick: 2.0D 150 AWD Sport Nav (£22,895) Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl diesel, 148bhp Transmission: 6-spd man, permanent 4WD Top speed: 124mph Economy: 44.1mpg CO2: 150g/km