Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
Easy to own but there's not a lot of flair compared to its myriad rivals
Suffers from exactly the same flaw as every other Infiniti – the only reason you’d buy one is because it’s rare-groove different. Not necessarily better.
Great to look at, good to drive. Whoever would have thought a limo-length five-door hatchback/coupe thing would work so well?
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
A Renault Twingo that’s not quite so cool as a Renault Twingo. Sorry.
A perfect illustration of why the world is being taken over by crossovers.
Not exactly revolutionary, but it makes plenty of sense... if you need this sort of thing
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
A comfortable, efficient way to do a big SUV if you can’t plug-in
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
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.
A luxurious, quiet, efficient and durable crossover
This isn’t a luxury sports saloon – it’s a luxury limousine dressed in a rakish, designer suit