The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
The Suzuki Jimny is a tiny, cheap and rival-free hardcore off-roader. Does what it does quite brilliantly. Does everything else appallingly.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Great chassis, great interior but so-so powertrain – the Subaru Impreza remains an oddball
A perfect illustration of why the world is being taken over by crossovers.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
A good, solid SUV. Lots of space, but competitors have caught and passed in some areas
Not as refined as a Freelander, but a hard-working, honest car that will never let you down
The best car in its class. New engine is so good, it earns it an extra point
An SUV that rightfully ignores sportiness and focuses on comfort, flexibility and downright classiness
Has the makings of a great family car, if lacking a little excitement
Dignified, versatile and quite cool. Pity the gearbox and ride let the side down