Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
A far better car than it needs to be at the price, and we love it for that.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
It’s not that the ASX is truly bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that its competition is newer. And better.
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
A gamble of a reinvention, but the new, grown-up yet gigglesome Fiesta ST is mostly a winner. Buy one.
A great examplar for keeping a car's mechanicals simple. The MX-5 provides fun at entirely legal speeds
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
Jeep’s tough-look new Renegade brings much-needed brand kudos.
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
A perfect illustration of why the world is being taken over by crossovers.
Merc squeezes in a battery pack for 0-62 in 6.6secs and 40 emissions-free miles
Fifty years after its reveal, Ferrari's outrageous concept finally turns a wheel...
Rory Reid asks: is the traditional hot hatch dead?