Seven-seater - Audi Q5
If you’re in a seven-seater at the moment but don’t need those two extra chairs anymore, then you’d be hard-pressed to beat the Q5 as an alternative. It’s a really high-quality SUV, with loads of comfort-focused features that are backed up by great quality and plenty of tech.
But it’s also very roomy, while an efficient plug-in hybrid is also available. It’s a great idea if you’re looking to lower your fuel bills.
SUV - Peugeot 408
Already in an SUV but fancy something a little smaller? The Peugeot 408 could be a spot-on choice. It’s actually designed to combine a number of different body styles, bringing the chunky looks of an SUV, but with the practicality of an estate car. It’s why it could fit so many different uses.
Plus, thanks to a series of plug-in hybrid setups, it’ll also prove very inexpensive to run while low CO2 figures mean it’s a good option for company car drivers.
Estate - Cupra Leon
If you’ve been driving an estate car but want to downsize into a car that’ll still bring plenty of space, then try the Cupra Leon. It’s one of Cupra’s more ‘usual’ cars, but this is a hatchback with loads of character thanks to the funky styling elements that we’ve come to expect from this brand.
Inside, it’s got a sporty interior but - most importantly - it’s got a large boot that’ll easily take large amounts of shopping or weekend bags.
Hatchback - Honda e
Thinking that a hatchback is a little on the large side? Then maybe a super eco-focused city car - like the Honda e - could make for a great alternative. Fully electric, it’s ideal for nipping to the shops or darting around town, while its retro-inspired styling really turns heads.
Inside, it’s packed with technology and features a super-widescreen setup which houses all key navigation and media functions.
Saloon - Jaguar E-Pace
If you’re currently in a saloon and fancy changing things up a bit, why not check out the Jaguar E-Pace. It’s Jaguar’s smallest SUV, but that doesn’t mean it underdelivers when it comes to space and practicality. In fact, it’s a great option for families or drivers who want a bit more space around them but in a car with a relatively compact footprint.
It’s also got some really efficient engines, while nimble handling makes it great fun on twisty roads, too.