14. KIA SORENTO
AS with its Santa Fe sister car (Page 65), the Hyundai Sorento delivers family-friendly motoring in an SUV package. The vast body features a seven-seat cabin, and while the black materials make things feel a little dark, there are no complaints about the kit or space on offer.
The KX-3 model sneaks under the £40k road tax barrier, but still has lots of kit, plus a revised version with a more efficient auto box arrives next year. Price range: £28,850-£41,450 Our pick: 2.2 CRDI auto KX-3 (£38,050) Engine: 2.2-litre 4cyl diesel, 197bhp Transmission: 6-spd auto, permanent 4WD Top speed: 124mph Economy: 42.8mpg CO2: 174g/km