The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
A surprisingly rounded EV. Still fun to drive, and uncompromised inside, but it’s likely to be your second car
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
The Q2 is pleasingly bold on the surface, but plays with a very safe bat beneath it
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Fussy design inside and out doesn’t spoil a really rather good family hatchback
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
The Megane RS has a newfound maturity. Better for tackling the Golf GTI, worse for tackling your local trackday
Jaguar’s little crossover aims to storm a competitive set with F-Type-inspired looks inside and out, and an engaging drive
Land Rover plays with a winning formula just enough. The Evoque remains a stylish, accomplished choice
The Evoque is pretty much all we hoped it’d be, a crossover to fall for.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
The new 5 Series is as good to drive as the BMW image, and yet it's as refined and plush as a Mercedes E-Class.
Another crushingly good effort from Audi. The new A6 Avant is a one-stop shop for family life
The X3 has never done BMW much credit, but the new one is a thorough enough job to take on the class best
The VW faces an uphill struggle against brand laden rivals, but is actually just as good.
The Velar majors on style but it's still a useful car. It's roomy enough for a family, not so big it's awkward in cities, and capable of unusual off-road feats.
Dignified, versatile and quite cool. Pity the gearbox and ride let the side down