Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
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.
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Like your cars straightforward, fuss-free, and practical? You’ll really like this. (Very) quietly excellent without ever being memorable.
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?