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Best coupé SUVs

The definitive ranking of the best and worst coupé SUVs on sale in the UK

This is the definitive ranking of the best and worst coupé SUVs on sale in the UK.

How can we make such a bold claim? Because this list isn’t just based on our opinion. We’ve compiled and analysed more than 15,000 new car reviews from 35 of the UK’s top motoring titles to produce our Expert Rating Index.

Why rely on one person’s opinion when you can have all of the top reviews gathered together in one place?

Coupé SUVs have become the latest battleground for car manufacturers trying to lure customers who want something different from the norm. So if you want the high-riding machismo of an SUV but with slightly sleeker styling and you’re not that fussed about compromising practicality, they may be just the ticket for your next car.

Many models in this category are versions of existing SUVs (like the Audi Q5 Sportback or Mercedes GLC Coupé), while some have their own names and identities (like the BMW X6 or Cupra Formentor).

Skoda Enyaq iV

The Skoda Enyaq iV is the Czech brand's first bespoke EV and an SUV attracting a lot of positive vibes from reviewers.

Audi Q4 e-tron

The Audi Q4 e-tron electric SUV offers quality, practicality and comfort, but optional extras can drive the price up very quickly.

Cupra Formentor

The Cupra Formentor has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with praised for its styling, comfort and technology.

Volvo EC40

The Volvo EC40 is a coupé-SUV that is both pleasant and potent on the move, but its price tag is too expensive for it to be a sensible choice.

Volkswagen ID.5

The Volkswagen ID.5 is a capable coupé-SUV with plenty of tech and a good battery range, but it is hard to justify over its talented rivals.

Volkswagen Taigo

A stylish and practical coupé-SUV, the Volkswagen Taigo is a sensible choice in a very crowded small SUV class, but rivals are more fun to drive.

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has received generally good reviews from UK motoring media sources, with most praising its quality and technology systems.

Audi Q8 e-tron

The Audi Q8 e-tron has received positive media reviews, with praise for its smooth and quiet drivetrain, practicality and overall refinement.

Renault Arkana

The Renault Arkana is a larger and sleeker version of the Captur SUV, but it appears to be a victory for style over substance.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has received generally good media reviews, although its overall Expert Rating score lags some way behind the class-leading Volvo XC90.

Skoda Enyaq iV vRS

Skoda Enyaq vRS certainly looks sporty, but delivers neither the performance nor the handling that you might expect from the vRS nameplate.

Audi Q8

The Audi Q8 is a sporty version of the Q7 and the brand’s flagship SUV. It’s surprisingly practical but also expensive to live with.

BMW X4

The BMW X4 is effectively a sleeker version of the X3. Reviews have been average and running costs are high, but reliability is excellent.

Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 has received reasonable media reviews, with praise for its comfort levels and build quality, but it's let down by high running costs and poor reliability.

Porsche Cayenne

In performance and quality the third-generation Porsche Cayenne still defines the premium SUV – just don’t buy a hybrid version.

Ferrari Purosangue

The Ferrari Purosangue is a luxurious V12 SUV/crossover model with enormous performance and a similarly enormous price tag.

Lamborghini Urus

The Lamborghini Urus has been praised for its performance, but criticised for its price and for not feeling extreme as might be expected.

BMW X6

The BMW X6 is a sporty-looking and surprisingly practical coupe-SUV, but it's brutally expensive to run and has questionable reliability.

BMW X4 M

The BMW X4 M is a performance-enhanced coupé-SUV with serious pace, but reviewers take issue with its rigid ride comfort and practicality.

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2015 to 2022)

The Mercedes-Benz GLC received generally positive reviews from the UK media, with an overall Expert Rating that was above average for the premium SUV class.

BMW X2 (2018 to 2023)

The BMW X2's Expert Rating places it firmly in the small SUV midfield. It's good to drive but not as practical as most rivals.

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