Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Cheap and practical. But there are better cars out there that do much the same thing.
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.
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
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
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
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.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...