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10 of the most comfortable SUVs you can buy in 2024

SUVs sit taller than their hatchback and saloon counterparts. Having a little extra height to work with means carmakers can fit suspension with longer travel, making for a softer ride than many non-SUV equivalents.

The most cosseting SUVs don't just glide over bumps in the road – they're decked out with plush, throne-like seats, lots of tech to keep you entertained, and enough space to lounge out.

We've chosen 10 of the comfiest SUVs you can buy – including both budget-friendly options and premium marques.

Skoda Karoq

Skoda Karoq in red

The Skoda Karoq isn't just one of the comfiest SUVs, it's one of the very best. It's impressively affordable, undercutting the Volkswagen Tiguan on which it's based, making it a great-value buy as a nearly new or used car. Practicality is excellent with surplus space for tall passengers in the rear seats, and a wardrobe-sized squared-off cargo area out back. Those features alone would be plenty to sell the Karoq but perhaps its greatest asset is its soft and pillowy ride quality, reminiscent of luxury SUVs that cost several times the price.

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Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 in red

The Volvo XC60 is the brand's mid-size SUV and the largest five-seater in the lineup. Despite lacking the XC90's gargantuan dimensions, the XC60 has acres of passenger space, with loads of room for those in the back to stretch out, and a cargo area that's just the right size for a large pushchair or your four-legged friend. It's not a car that rewards enthusiastic driving but, if you leave it in automatic mode, the Volvo wafts from corner to corner with the kind of calm composure that can soothe even the longest of office days.

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Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque in rose gold

You might look at the Range Rover Evoque's taut bodywork and planted stance, and think this is an SUV that's mainly going to focus on the 'sports' part of the brief. However, take the smallest Range Rover out for a spin and you'll find that it's much more than a one-trick pony. There's a maturity to the Evoque's ride quality that works wonders over the UK's broken road surfaces, all without softening the handling so much that it rolls uncontrollably through corners. Decent practicality and a plush cabin complete this tempting package.

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Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc in grey/blue

Where the Golf was once the main family car in the brand's lineup, the Volkswagen T-Roc is now among its most important models. This compact SUV fits easily through tight city streets while also having enough space to fit adults in every position. It's not so soft that it wobbles through corners but there's enough compliance in the setup to absorb most impacts before they make it to the base of your seat. The rest of the car is classic 'Volkswagen', with a sensible, intuitive dashboard and a sense of solidity to the build quality.

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Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 in white

There's no need to blow the budget to get a comfortable SUV, as proven by the Peugeot 2008. This handsome compact family car is available with huge savings as a nearly new or used car, and even gets the option of a fully electric powertrain to help city dwellers cut their fuel bills. The on-road setup is fairly soft, which means the 2008 flows over bumps with very little impact making it to the passengers inside. Backing the driving experience up is a plush cabin trimmed in impressively soft materials that rivals premium brands from a higher price bracket.

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BMW X3 in blue

BMW is known for making sporty cars, so what's one of its most popular models doing on this list of comfy cars? Well, the X3 earns its spot here thanks to the incredible composure with which it rides over bumps. There's little softness to speak of, with this tall, heavy SUV resisting body roll like a champ, but its sheer capacity to absorb bumps with no discernible impact on passengers makes it a very easy car to cover big mileages in. The rest of the experience is just as impressive, with composed handling and a posh, premium cabin.

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Renault Captur

Renault Captur in orange

If any small SUV can turn heads, the Renault Captur is in with a shot. This attractive compact family car makes a strong impression with deeply sculpted bodywork and sharp, defined front-end styling. It's a little sluggish when equipped with the entry-level petrol engine but all versions ride softly, tuning out the worst vibrations from the road before they make it to your seat. There's very little to upset your comfort in the cabin, too, with a simple, intuitive dashboard and an infotainment system that's easy to navigate at a glance.

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Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai in blue

The previous-generation Nissan Qashqai is widely available on the used market and still has its greatest trump card – the comfy ride quality. Its replacement loses none of the old car's cushy absorption over big bumps, but adds in a substantially updated cabin with far better materials and more modern tech. You also get a sharper exterior look, bringing the Qashqai confidently into this decade, although without any meaningful change to the dimensions, which are still small enough that you can readily squeeze through tight urban settings.

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Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen C5 Aircross in blue

Under the skin, the Citroen C5 Aircross borrows mechanical parts from the Peugeot 3008 and Vauxhall Grandland. Unlike those cars, however, the Citroen's focus is mostly on family-friendly practicality. You'll spot this immediately once you sit in the second row, where you'll find three individually sliding and foldable seats, making it easier to travel with all five seats occupied. On the move, the C5 Aircross draws inspiration from old Citroens with wafty suspension that's set up for comfort rather than performance.

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Mercedes GLA

Mercedes GLA in white

Cars bearing the three-pointed-star badge are meant to look and feel posh, and part of that is having a calm, composed ride. Thankfully, the Mercedes GLA scores top marks in this area, with a settled and relaxing setup that makes long drives a piece of cake. Responsive automatic gearboxes, strong turbocharged engines and stable handling make the rest of the GLA's driving experience as stress-free as possible. Spending time in the GLA is no hardship, either, with lots of leather, metal and gloss black trim helping lift the ambiance.

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