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.
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.
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
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
To call this a posh Prius may sound a little harsh, but that’s what it is.
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.
The looks are polarising, but if you want it, you’ll really really want it.
C-HR handles well and looks quirky, but hybrid and infotainment systems let the package down
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
An excellent and eminently practical car from Ford. Clever design, good to drive.