More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Mercedes nails it. The C-Class cabrio is pleasant to drive but majors on open-top relaxation
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
An SUV that rightfully ignores sportiness and focuses on comfort, flexibility and downright classiness
Jaguar joins the SUV party and nails it first time. Well heeled families will love it
Spain’s strongest attempt to out-Golf the Golf yet. A stylish, well-equipped and cheaper version of its German cousin
In isolation, the Jaguar XF is a good car. But against an immensely talented - and varied - crop of rivals, it falls a little short
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
The culmination of decades of work for Toyota, but it's for very specialist cases and hydrogen cheerleaders only
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
Much better to drive than the A-Class it’s based on, plus it’s more useful than the saloon. Buy one of these, not a crossover
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.
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Crossover'd A-Class is an improvement on the old one and will no doubt sell very well indeed, but it's not without its problems...
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
McLaren's driver reflects on Grosjean's accident ahead of another weekend in Bahrain...
Honda's new-fangled electric city car meets its absurdly equipped ancestor...
Harris and his mate Frankel settle a longstanding debate: which old 2CV is the quickest?