Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
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
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
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 CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.