6. JAGUAR F-PACE
JAGUAR hit the ground running with the F-pace, and it went straight to the top of the premium compact SUV class. Ingenium petrol and diesel engines mix pace and economy, while the car’s elegant body is larger than most rivals’.
Off the road, permanent 4WD on the 178bhp diesel ensures effortless progress. On the road, the F-pace delivers the same mix of ride comfort and engaging handling that has made Jag’s saloons and sports cars so popular. Along with the strong engines, it ensures this is one of the best SUVS for keen drivers.
Price range: £34,730-£52,110 Our pick: 2.0 Diesel 180PS AWD Prestige (£38,830) Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl diesel, 178bhp Transmission: 8-spd auto, permanent 4WD Top speed: 129mph Economy: 53.3mpg CO2: 139g/km