A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.
The looks are polarising, but if you want it, you’ll really really want it.
Has the makings of a great family car, if lacking a little excitement
The Audi A6 Allroad is possibly the most universal-use machine on the road today – drive this and then try to justify a Range Rover.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Cheap, but doesn't always feel it. The Korando is coming of age
The Suzuki Jimny is a tiny, cheap and rival-free hardcore off-roader. Does what it does quite brilliantly. Does everything else appallingly.