A good car in a class of great ones
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
A good, solid SUV. Lots of space, but competitors have caught and passed in some areas
Has the makings of a great family car, if lacking a little excitement
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.