It wasn’t only performance that we were impressed with; the diesel model also demonstrated excellent stability. But, with so many buyers switching from diesel, we have to zoom in on petrol; here, the 2.0 TSI 190PS 4Drive FR DSG.

Take a look at the spec and the petrol engine gives little away to its counterpart, with strong power and torque. But does the Ateca deliver on the road? And is there a penalty for choosing petrol?