Along with hatchbacks, crossovers continue to be the most popular car types in the UK. Crossovers are styled like SUVs, but are better suited to on-road driving as they’re commonly based on the same platforms as hatchbacks.
With their SUV-like styling and hatchback-sized footprint on the road, they offer plenty for drivers.
But as manufacturers continue to pump out new models, the pre-owned crossover segment continues to grow in size and quality. Here are some of the best used crossovers available.
The 2nd-generation 3008 remains an attractive prospect. With chunky SUV styling, a cool-looking interior and plenty of space, it’s a compelling option new or used.
Introduced in 2016, they’re available from £14,000 and come fitted with a lot of useful features. The engines used are both economical and smooth, making long distance journeys much easier.
Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover’s first crossover to sport the Range Rover badge caught the attention of many drivers and it’s now one of the firm’s top products. And it’s easy to see why. Great styling, a functional interior and a quality finish makes it a top package.
Available pre-owned from £10,000, this high-end crossover can pair SUV capabilities with its styling, as it comes with off-road tech close to the same level as its larger siblings.
Replacing the CX-7 in 2012, the CX-5 was a much sharper option – both to look at and drive. Mazda is renowned for making its cars enjoyable to drive and the CX-5 didn’t miss out on that treatment.
The second generation was revealed in 2017 and with it came a further refined look and improved technology on board. Used options start from £6,793. Models come with a choice of frugal diesel and petrol engines.
At the budget end of the market, Dacia is king. And in terms of crossovers, its Duster is the cheapest crossover on the new car market. Although it’s not the most lavishly equipped, the Duster is rugged and built to last.
Owned by Renault, Dacia uses the same engines fitted to similarly sized models from the French firm – all of which are efficient and smooth to drive. Used options are available from £3,499, and the Duster offers plenty of practicality for that price.
Now only available used, the Yeti was Skoda’s first foray into the SUV market. It wasn’t the most stylish model out there, but it was popular and offered drivers a van-like space with car-focused driving dynamics.
Replaced by the Karoq in 2018, the Yeti is available from £4,295 and comes with a series of engines built for other Volkswagen Group models. They’re all efficient and smooth to drive.
The Nissan Qashqai started the crossover trend and is now one of the UK’s most popular models. Introduced in 2003, the Qashqai offers affordable practicality in a well-built package and is now in its second generation – so there’s plenty of choice for customers.
Priced from £1,895, the Qashqai has been consistently high up in the sales charts and comes with good levels of equipment for the times of release.
Kia offers one of the best warranties on new models at 7 years/100,000 miles, and the Sportage is the firm’s most popular model in the UK. Much like its rival Nissan Qashqai, the Kia Sportage has been one of the top crossovers around, thanks to its practicality and efficient engines.
The most recent 2 generations are more stylish than older models, becoming an attractive proposition to customers. Used options are available from £1,200.
Mini has made its mark in a few markets now, including the crossover segment with the Countryman. Continuing the Mini styling onto a larger body, the Countryman is the most practical model from the firm and comes with plenty of quality equipment.
Offered with petrol, diesel and even a plug-in hybrid option, the Countryman is one of the better crossovers to drive and live with. Used versions of the Countryman start from £4,195.
Introduced in 2008, the Kuga was Ford’s first attempt to capitalise on the UK crossover segment. And in that time it has consistently ranked highly with customers, thanks to the American firm’s reputation in the UK and its practicality.
Rejuvenated in 2012, the Kuga is set to enter its third generation this year, making used options from the second iteration more common and a good bargain option for crossover buyers. Prices start from £3,690.
Citroen C4 Cactus
Comfort and practicality is the main focus for Citroen, making the C4 Cactus a great option at the smaller end of the crossover segment. It comes with plenty of good kit as standard, and its eye-catching design stands out too.
It’s also fitted with a series of efficient engines in both petrol and diesel form, while the suspension is set up for cossetted cruising wherever you go. Prices for used options start from £4,995.