Superb family all-rounder will politely give rivals a bloody nose.
Being based on the best junior exec is a good start: this car is a belter.
A big step on from the old one. Drives well, great cabin environment.
The V60 is a sensible, safe Volvo, just as you’d expect. The estate car of choice if comfort means more to you than handling
A well-executed contradiction: a fine long-distance GT that's great in the rough and stunning inside
The VW faces an uphill struggle against brand laden rivals, but is actually just as good.
Perhaps it isn’t as stirring as Alfas of the past, but this time who knows, you might actually buy one.
A very well executed big, luxury Benz. Lovely thing
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
The X3 has never done BMW much credit, but the new one is a thorough enough job to take on the class best
The Cayenne remains the king of driver-friendly SUVs. A very complete machine
Has the makings of a great family car, if lacking a little excitement
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
Lexus makes a proper alternative to the default German premium SUVs, so long as you prefer efficiency and comfort to outright performance
A luxurious, quiet, efficient and durable crossover
As green as cars get these days, the V60 Plug-in has the best of both worlds – pace and economy.
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.