The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
A household appliance of a car, but easy to live with and well priced.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Every bit as convincing as the VW California. What is loses in the finer packaging details, it makes up for in quality and design.
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
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.
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
MPV sales are down, but the stylish Scenic has every chance of reversing the trend.
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
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?
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
Failed your family planning classes? You need a Hyundai i800. More budget airline than captain's chair, but needs must.
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