Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
Great chassis, great interior but so-so powertrain – the Subaru Impreza remains an oddball
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
A saloon car for people who don’t really care about/enjoy driving, but quite like big mpg and a nice stereo
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Low on excitement, but high on value. Ka+ is a Fiesta on a shoestring budget
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
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.
It’s not that the ASX is truly bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that its competition is newer. And better.
The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available