Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting. The i30 N hot hatch manages to make it easy AND exciting. It's ace
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.