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Medium SUVs Under $60k

Volkswagen Tiguan
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  • Excellent blend of practicality and fun; Slick instrument display and personalisation options; Punchy engine and clever AWD system R-Line pack looks neat!

  • Gets a bit pricey when you add all the goodies; Ride still firm in comfort setting

Honda CR-V
  • Improved road manners; above-average cabin space and practicality; better running costs and warranty than before; all variants get rear USB points, vents and a full-size spare

  • Seven-seat option's middle-row headroom is noticeably compromised; active safety tech only available on the top grade, which isn't good enough

Mazda CX-5
  • Excellent diesel upgrade; standard safety features; remains a design leader; new HUD is excellent

  • Small boot by class standards; brief standard warranty; we'd love the CX-9's 2.5 turbo-petrol...

Kia Sportage
  • Contemporary styling; Superb ride comfort; Well composed and very good body control; Fun to drive even as an SUV; Comfy seats, plenty of storage; Strong engine and good auto transmission; Good fuel economy; Loads of standard kit

  • Front-end styling isn't a match for the Euro-style rear treatment; Interior looks a bit drab; Infotainment screen also looks a bit behind the game

Hyundai Tucson
  • Great on-road manners; Smooth and quiet engine; Good interior space; Value can only improve with runout deals

  • Lack of engine and drivetrain options; No rear seat AC vents; Starting to show its age a little; Latest safety tech absent

Medium SUVs Over $60k

BMW X3
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  • Bigger and better than the previous generation; Impressive amount of storage room throughout the cabin; Loaded with technology and features

  • Ride is overly firm, even with optional adaptive dampers; Need to option a few things that should be standard

Audi Q5
  • Excellent powertrain; Class-leading performance; Great interior and infotainment system; Ideal highway cruiser; Plenty of room in the second row and boot; Great range of standard safety

  • Conservatively styled; Diesel engine noise surprisingly noticeable; Interior feels a generation behind compared to upcoming Audi sedans

Porsche Macan
  • Amazing six-cylinder drivetrain; Brilliant Porsche dynamics make you forget it's an SUV; Luxurious ride when you want it; Quality materials inside; Addictive exhaust note in Sport Plus mode

  • Safety equipment part of a long options list; Apple CarPlay option cost is rude; Back seat a bit tight for adults

Volvo XC60
  • Wonderful overall design; Bristling with gadgets and active safety; Build quality and tactility inside; Quiet and efficient diesel drivetrain

  • 21-inch wheels dint ride quality; No integrated booster seats this time; Boot space inferior to some rivals; Servicing costs appear expensive

Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Looks and feels premium for the price; Not as impractical as you might first expect based on its swoopy roofline; Lots of safety kit and handy surround-view camera system is standard

  • Poor rear vision from the driver's seat due to plunging roof-line; Ride can be wallowy in Comfort mode; Not as sporty to drive as it looks