Superb family all-rounder will politely give rivals a bloody nose.
A safe way to move a family around in style.
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.
A properly desirable Volvo wagon - finally a decent alternative to the Germans.
As green as cars get these days, the V60 Plug-in has the best of both worlds – pace and economy.
The V60 is a sensible, safe Volvo, just as you’d expect. The estate car of choice if comfort means more to you than handling
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.