Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
Interior finish apart, the CX-3 is a winner. Straight to the top of the class.
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
Peugeot ditches MPVs, does crossovers instead. Seven-seat 5008 is the biggest yet
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
Ford has gone to work on the updated EcoSport, dragging it from a blot on its record to a class contender
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
A saloon car for people who don’t really care about/enjoy driving, but quite like big mpg and a nice stereo
Every Lexus trait wrapped up in a tight 3 Series sized package. Superb design, forgettable to drive, probably quite nice to own.
Better than before with faint Lexus stylings on the exterior but still not very interesting. At all. There are better options.
A Seat that takes the brand back to its roots, the Toledo is unassuming but able.
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?