The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
If you need a roomy supermini this is about your last stop before a Honda Jazz. But it lacks the involvement of some older superminis.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it; updated Captur is still one of the better small crossovers on sale
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
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.
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.