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Small SUV of the Year 2017: Citroen C4 Cactus

Rather of playing it safe with the style of its small Sports utility vehicle, Citroen required a bet using the C4 Cactus, also it compensated off. It joined a crowded market in 2014 having a vehicle offering cool looks and a feeling of fun missing from a lot of rivals, and in our opinion the model remains the best small Sports utility vehicle you can purchase today.

Citroen has opposed the temptation to own C4 Cactus a tough ride inside a bid to really make it feel sporty, even though none of their rivals will probably set hair burning in corners, none is really as comfortable because the Citroen on rough British roads, either. These functions provide the vehicle an authentic connect to classic Citroens, so that as with individuals legendary models the extracts of the offers lots of individuality and luxury in an affordable cost.

However it doesn’t just think back – the plethora of small-capacity engines, the funky interior and also the lightweight design are proof of Citroen’s forward thinking too. The Airbumps around the sides from the vehicle really are a awesome design feature, they also possess a practical purpose, protecting the paint around the doorways from dings in vehicle parks.

Having a line-from economical and punchy three-cylinder PureTech gas engines, the extracts of the is an excellent vehicle to operate, while Citroen offers diesel variants, too. That’s key for individuals proprietors covering longer journeys, because the best version claims 91.1mpg gas mileage and CO2 emissions of 82g/km.

Every form of the C4 Cactus comes generously outfitted, having a seven-inch touchscreen and DAB radio featuring as standard. The inside design can also be a lot more interesting than a lot of its rivals’, and uses relatively high-quality materials. This can be a small vehicle however it feels airy inside, and there’s really lots of space within the back too.

Additionally, the 358-litre boot capacity means the extracts of the is competitive on luggage space despite being one of the most compact small SUVs on purchase.

Our choice

Citroen C4 Cactus PureTech 110 SS manual Feel (17,205)

Our pick from the C4 Cactus range may be the 108bhp three-cylinder gas turbo. The engine is fun to make use of, having a tuneful thrum and enough go. It’s also economical, claiming 65.7mpg economy and emitting 100g/km of CO2. Feel trim brings split-folding rear seats, in addition to air-conditioning, Bluetooth and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Commended

Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster continues to be our favourite SUVs because it launched this year, and, because of its bargain cost, remains a high pick. As the price of small SUVs keeps rising, the Duster looks less expensive than ever before. It’s spacious, rugged and comfy, and enables buyers to get hold of an inexpensive new Sports utility vehicle.

Peugeot 2008

The 2008 is stylish, cheap to operate and it has plenty of package, as the practical interior and solid engine range cement its position among our favourite small SUVs. Clever Grip Control tech means it may handle off-roading without requiring huge 4×4 system, which will help the engine return decent economy. An elegant cabin completes a properly rounded vehicle.

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