A capable answer to a question nobody should be asking
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
Ford has gone to work on the updated EcoSport, dragging it from a blot on its record to a class contender
Not the most compelling hatch, but as a car for real family life, it could be brilliant
Another worthy crossover. Comfy, roomy, but not especially interesting
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
Smart, likeable supermini that bodes reasonably well for the i20N
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
Efficient, interesting looking and updated inside, but the Yaris remains forgettable to drive
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
A far better car than it needs to be at the price, and we love it for that.
Will shake up the city car segment and could become a game-changer for the whole class.
You can tell it’s not had squillions spent developing it, but if you like hot hatches simple and scrappy, the Up GTI is a little tonic
Unbelievably roomy, versatile, and easy to recommend. But would you want one yourself? That's a harder question...