A convincing mini-A8, but not as complete as the brilliant BMW 5 Series
A saloon car for people who don’t really care about/enjoy driving, but quite like big mpg and a nice stereo
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
Superb design and refinement cloak a nondescript driving experience. Again
Every Lexus trait wrapped up in a tight 3 Series sized package. Superb design, forgettable to drive, probably quite nice to own.
Much better to drive than the A-Class it’s based on, plus it’s more useful than the saloon. Buy one of these, not a crossover
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
Everything good about the A3 Sportback, just a little less practical. A complete car that won't get on your nerves
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
The latest Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Been around for a few years. Still among the best of its ilk, but look at the new Leon Estate before you buy
A bit phoned-in from Audi. It's fine, but the only USP is that badge.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Not as much fun as a Focus Estate, but more comfortable, practical and very well thought out. Looks the part, too.
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Ticks every cost-effective box, and quite refined. 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