Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
Another worthy crossover. Comfy, roomy, but not especially interesting
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Renault mends the bits that needed mending and leaves the bits that didn’t. A big step forwards.
An excellent and eminently practical car from Ford. Clever design, good to drive.
One of the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
Been around for a few years, but still among the best of its ilk
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.