A convincing mini-A8, but not as complete as the brilliant BMW 5 Series
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
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
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
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
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Another worthy crossover. Comfy, roomy, but not especially interesting
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland