Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
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.
A likeable Swiss Army knife. A bit bland but will shrug off anything thrown at it.
Everything good about the A3 Sportback, just a little less practical. A complete car that won't get on your nerves
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
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.
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction