What to pick when shopping for a C-segment SUV?

Currently, there seems to be a pattern of people not buying traditional hatchbacks and estates any more, but instead opting for a SUV or crossover. But what would be at AutoExperience recommend when shopping for such a car in the c-segment?

Now remember that the c- or compact segment is that of well known cars like the Volkswagen Golf and Renault Mégane, so the derived suv/crossover segmented is that of the Tiguans, Kadjars, and 3008s of this world. Every car will be mentioned with the pros and cons noted and an overall grade attached.

Volkswagen Tiguan: 7

  • + Build quality interior & overall
  • + Many good engine options
  • – Pricing
  • – Looks dull in cheaper versions

Renault Kadjar: 6.5

  • + Pricing
  • + Okay engine options
  • – It’s just not the prettiest car ever made
  • – Interior build quality sub-par

Toyota C-HR: 7

  • + Looks great and refreshing
  • + Above average driving characteristics
  • – Only low power engine options
  • – Interior build quality sub-par

Kia Sportage: 7

  • + Good looks
  • + Above average driving characteristics
  • + Good overall build quality
  • – Not as cheap as Kia’s from before

BMW X1: 7.5

  • + Beautiful design in- and outside
  • + Great overall build quality
  • + Great engine options
  • + Great handling
  • – Expensive as f*ck
  • – Options also expensive as f*ck

Peugeot 3008: 7.5

  • + Refreshing and modern looks
  • + Above avg interior quality
  • + Decent engine options
  • – Front design might be a bit too much
  • – iCockpit does work with all driver sizes

Nissan Qashqai: 7

  • + Great reliability
  • + Decent engine options
  • – Not as original as the original
  • – Not the most affordable

Mazda CX-3: 7.5

  • + Above avg handling
  • + Looks great
  • + Affordable
  • – A bit smaller than competitors
  • – No turbo engines

 

LIST WILL BE UPDATED SOON!

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