The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
A surprisingly rounded EV. Still fun to drive, and uncompromised inside, but it’s likely to be your second car
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.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
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.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
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
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
Jaguar’s little crossover aims to storm a competitive set with F-Type-inspired looks inside and out, and an engaging drive
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
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.