Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
A likeable Swiss Army knife. A bit bland but will shrug off anything thrown at it.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
The looks are polarising, but if you want it, you’ll really really want it.
C-HR handles well and looks quirky, but hybrid and infotainment systems let the package down
The Subaru XV can manage more than many of its competitors off-road, but it's let down by its engine and gearbox
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
Spacious and stylish addition to the growing ranks of school run specials
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Been around for a few years, but still among the best of its ilk
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
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.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).