Hats off to SEAT, because the Spanish brand’s first-ever SUV is still putting a smile on our faces two years on. Sharp looks have been joined by even sharper handling with the release of the sporty FR versions, and this is one high-riding model that’s more fun to drive than most so-called hot hatchbacks. When you aren’t bothering apexes, the Ateca is also great to live with and just big enough to make it a fantastic family car. The touchscreen is slick and your phone will be connected in no time, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on most versions. Access to a wide range of engines and twin-clutch automatic gearboxes means you can suit the performance and economy level to suit your budget.
Price Ј21,455 to Ј31,905 Trim levels S, SE, SE Technology, FR, Xcellence Engines 1.6 diesel (114bhp), 2.0 diesel (148bhp), 2.0 diesel (188bhp) Engines 5-door SUV CO2 emissions 118 to 142g/km Combined fuel economy 51.4 to 62.8mpg