Colourful character in a muted part of the market
Spacious and stylish addition to the growing ranks of school run specials
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
Lots of crossover showroom appeal, and lives up to it out on the road.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class