The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
A car that returns to trade on past glories. The game's moved on, Subaru.
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.
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
Cheap and practical. But there are better cars out there that do much the same thing.
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?
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
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.
The Megane RS has a newfound maturity. Better for tackling the Golf GTI, worse for tackling your local trackday
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.
BMW performance hatch that is also a bit of a bargain. It's not quite a 1M, but it's close.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
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