The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
A good, solid SUV. Lots of space, but competitors have caught and passed in some areas
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
Another worthy crossover. Comfy, roomy, but not especially interesting
An excellent and eminently practical car from Ford. Clever design, good to drive.
Renault mends the bits that needed mending and leaves the bits that didn’t. A big step forwards.
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
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 e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.