Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
Suffers from exactly the same flaw as every other Infiniti – the only reason you’d buy one is because it’s rare-groove different. Not necessarily better.
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.
A good, solid SUV. Lots of space, but competitors have caught and passed in some areas
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
Not exactly revolutionary, but it makes plenty of sense... if you need this sort of thing
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
Jeep’s tough-look new Renegade brings much-needed brand kudos.
A comfortable, efficient way to do a big SUV if you can’t plug-in
Every Lexus trait wrapped up in a tight 3 Series sized package. Superb design, forgettable to drive, probably quite nice to own.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
A good car in a class of great ones
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
A luxurious, quiet, efficient and durable crossover
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring