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The market for small wannabe-SUVs – or compact crossovers to give them their proper title – has expanded significantly in the past decade.

Bank in 2011, it could be argued that there were technically just two such cars on sale of any note – the Nissan Juke and the Dacia Duster. Fast forward to now, and there are numerous options for buyers.

In the intervening years, the quality has improved too. There was a time ...