A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Everything good about the A3 Sportback, just a little less practical. A complete car that won't get on your nerves
One of the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
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.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
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 CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.