A good car in a class of great ones
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into the new E-Class. You can tell.
The VW faces an uphill struggle against brand laden rivals, but is actually just as good.
One of the best luxury cars money can buy: this really is a bit of an all-round superstar
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
Easy to own but there's not a lot of flair compared to its myriad rivals
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
A perfect illustration of why the world is being taken over by crossovers.
Classy, sensible and easy to live with. Not the most exciting small estate on sale, but possibly the most well-rounded
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...
Typically BMW for its sheer composure on the road and fine refinement.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
The X3 has never done BMW much credit, but the new one is a thorough enough job to take on the class best
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
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.