The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
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 taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.
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
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
The latest Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well