An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.
Leave your baggage about its looks at the door and the Cayenne Coupe is a stupendous thing
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
The Sandero is deservedly doing well: a reasonable car for a frankly astonishing price.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
BMW performance hatch that is also a bit of a bargain. It's not quite a 1M, but it's close.