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Best SUVs 2018

evo staff
9 Feb 2018

If you want an evo-approved fast car but need the practicality of an SUV, here are our top ten choices

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Depending on whether you love or loathe the performance SUV you can either thank or curse the original BMW X5 for effectively being the first of a breed of ‘off-roader’ that actually sacrificed off-road ability for on-road performance. Since that time BMW has attempted to refine and finely-hone the performance SUV formula but other manufacturers have been keen to join the party and there’s now a mouth-watering array of hot SUVs to choose from. The question is which is the best SUV currently on sale?

Before we answer the question of which SUV is best for an evo audience, there’s another to address. Namely, should you really be considering an SUV at all? We don’t often go in for wide sweeping generalisations but we think it’s safe to say that if you primary consideration is the thrill of driving you’d be better off with a fast estate than an SUV. The 4x4s tend to be heavier and taller and while manufacturers can install all-manner of innovative systems to try and minimise the effect of a high centre of gravity, an SUV is never going to be as sharp a driving tool as a quick estate. 

They also tend to be more expensive to buy, use more fuel and are often less commodious and practical than their boxy bodies would initially suggest. And their low-profile tyres seriously diminish any off-road potential their styling might imply.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t buy one – there’s something particularly giggle-inducing about a two-ton machine that can catapult itself at the horizon with the ferocity of a caged tiger – and among a host of machinery to choose from there are some that stand out from the crowd as being particularly fine examples of the breed. Read on to discover our top ten best SUVs of 2018.

Click on the list below to read our in-depth reviews of each car, or click on to the next page to read the list in order...

Click on the list above to read our in-depth reviews of each car, or click on to the next page to read the list in order...

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