Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
The Sandero is deservedly doing well: a reasonable car for a frankly astonishing price.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Bigger and better than ever, the Superb offers a whole lot of car for the cash.
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.
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A saloon car for people who don’t really care about/enjoy driving, but quite like big mpg and a nice stereo
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
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?