Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
A far better car than it needs to be at the price, and we love it for that.
Technically and mechanically other city cars outstrip it, but emotionally – well, that’s up to you. We understand.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Italophiles will get some kicks here, but this is an average effort that is easily trumped for comparable money.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
Cheap and practical. But there are better cars out there that do much the same thing.
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
It's divisive but, judging by sales, in a good way. Another Nissan crossover success.
It’s not that the ASX is truly bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that its competition is newer. And better.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Sensible and worthy, but pretty desirable too. Tons of room in the back, but little driving fun to be had
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting. The i30 N hot hatch manages to make it easy AND exciting. It's ace
It presents enough rational arguments that it'll insinuate itself deep into many families' lives.
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.