Superb family all-rounder will politely give rivals a bloody nose.
Big, comfy and tech-heavy, but plain and ultimately unremarkable.
A saloon car for people who don’t really care about/enjoy driving, but quite like big mpg and a nice stereo
Rivals keep it from a better score, but the new 3 is still one of the benchmarks for this class
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.
Every Lexus trait wrapped up in a tight 3 Series sized package. Superb design, forgettable to drive, probably quite nice to own.
Not what Merc should be doing. Focus on engineering, not trying to invent another niche
Not much different to the A-Class, but that's OK. Why mess with a successful formula?
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though