Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
Every bit as convincing as the VW California. What is loses in the finer packaging details, it makes up for in quality and design.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.
A big step up from the old one, but still overshadowed by the brilliant S-Max.
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
Epic value from Citroen here. The Berlingo majors on comfort, economical diesels and an enormous interior. Practical.
Low on excitement, but high on value. Ka+ is a Fiesta on a shoestring budget
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Cheap and practical. But there are better cars out there that do much the same thing.