Best cars Best Buy 4x4s and SUVs

Which? Best Buy 4x4s and SUVs are the off-roaders that have gone beyond the competition in our rigorous and unbiased tests. Whether you're driving in the Highlands or up the High Street, make sure you choose the best 4x4 or SUV for you.

Best 4x4s 2015
  • The best new and used 4x4s
  • All areas assessed including ride quality, practicality, braking, performance, comfort, safety, storage and fuel economy
  • Unique reliability scores from the UK's largest car owner survey
  • 15 Best Buy 4x4s revealed
  • Other 4x4 cars that are worth considering

The best new 4x4s and SUVs

12 of the latest 4x4s and SUVs have been awarded Which? Best Buy status. These off-roaders have achieved the highest scores in our tests on important factors such as performance, comfort, safety and reliability.

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Full reviews also include star ratings for Handling and Boot & Storage Space.

The best used 4x4s and SUVs

Many 4x4s and SUVs can be more expensive to buy than equivalent saloons or estate cars, so it's worth considering older versions to save a bit of cash. These used Best Buys have outperformed their competition in our tests.

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Best Buy used 4x4s
MakePerformanceComfortSafetyReliabilityTOTAL SCORE
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Full reviews also include star ratings for Handling and Boot & Storage Space.

4x4s worth a look

Some 4x4s and SUVs performed well in our tests, but didn't quite make the grade to gain our Best Buy seal of approval. These cars have been flagged as Worth a Look.

Although a Worth a Look 4x4 is a good option and worthy of a place on your car shortlist, it falls short in one or two key areas - or sometimes, it is simply too new for us to recommend without reservation.

What makes a Best Buy car?

All Best Buy cars must meet our strict standards. If a car isn't safe or reliable enough, or if it doesn't get a high combined lab and road test score, it won't be a Best Buy.

 

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