Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
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.
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
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.
Forget the Magentis, this is a big Kia that's actually appealing. But so too is the cheaper Hyundai i40...
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Better than before with faint Lexus stylings on the exterior but still not very interesting. At all. There are better options.