The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Peugeot's hot hatch renaissance continues. The 308 GTI has a joyously wild streak
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
The latest Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.