More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
One of the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
The latest Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market
The Evoque is pretty much all we hoped it’d be, a crossover to fall for.
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
It’s a seductive car, the new A5 Cabriolet, and while more dynamically accomplished than its predecessor, still more of a grand touring boulevardier rather than a B-road hustler. But what an ownership proposition.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
MPV sales are down, but the stylish Scenic has every chance of reversing the trend.
Jeep’s tough-look new Renegade brings much-needed brand kudos.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.