SUVs and crossovers and hugely popular, but most are not full-fat 4x4s – they are driven by their front or rear wheels.

All-terrain versions in the ranges are generally a little more expensive and often slightly less economical, but they are a necessity for many people living out in the sticks, for instance.

We’ve selected 20 budget 4x4s to show that driving a car offering extra traction and capable of tackling mud, snow, ice and flooding needn’t cost the earth…

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