There are lots of compact SUVs to choose from and at this price the Renault Captur gets our vote. The previous-generation Captur (pictured), on sale new from 2013 until 2019, represents excellent value for money – and it’s one of the most practical and versatile cars of this type.
The sliding back seat gives you a choice of maximum boot space or extra legroom for passengers in the back. The boot offers 455 litres of luggage space with the seat forward, which is what you get in some large SUVs. With the seat pushed back, the boot shrinks to 377 litres, which is still competitive for the size of car.
With lots of bold colour options when it was new, the Captur is one of the most distinctive small SUVs. If you can stretch your budget just above £15,000 you might even be able to get a second-generation Captur (introduced in 2019), which looks very similar to the first but is even more stylish and practical.