The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
A good car in a class of great ones
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Goes in a different direction to the German alternatives, with convincing success.
Cheap and practical. But there are better cars out there that do much the same thing.
Interesting, but there are much, much better cars available for the same money.
Suffers from exactly the same flaw as every other Infiniti – the only reason you’d buy one is because it’s rare-groove different. Not necessarily better.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
Low on excitement, but high on value. Ka+ is a Fiesta on a shoestring budget
Great chassis, great interior but so-so powertrain – the Subaru Impreza remains an oddball
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.
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
Credible alternative to the establishment, without being quite as talented as the key players.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class