A perfectly reasonable car for people who aren’t interested in cars
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 the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
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.
Renault mends the bits that needed mending and leaves the bits that didn’t. A big step forwards.
Another convincing effort from Hyundai and a tempting alternative to the more obvious Mondeo.
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.