Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
The V60 is a sensible, safe Volvo, just as you’d expect. The estate car of choice if comfort means more to you than handling
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.
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
Like your cars straightforward, fuss-free, and practical? You’ll really like this. (Very) quietly excellent without ever being memorable.
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?