A brilliant answer to the question of eco-friendly urban transport.
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
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
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
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.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
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...
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
A good car in a class of great ones
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
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.