Cheap to buy, run and ow, the Hyundai ix35 is the surprise inclusion in our top 10, but it’s here entirely on merit. If you are in the market for a tall-riding family crossover, the ix35 will lose less to depreciation than its more fashionable rivals. A residual value of nearly 60 per cent is not to be sniffed at, and there’s more to the Hyundai than one healthy statistic.
Modern looks, a spacious and high quality cabin, and lots of standard kit help to make the Korean machine an appealing package. Performance from the 1.7-litre CRDi engine is more than up to the task, while the tidy handling and comfortable ride make it perfectly suited to family life.
In front-wheel-drive Style trim it is efficient, too, with fuel economy of 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km. To make life even cheaper, you can also factor in an unlimited mileage five-year warranty with five years of roadside assistance thrown in, too. Entry-level Style spec also includes Bluetooth connectivity, an iPod port and rear parking sensors so, why pay more?