Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting. The i30 N hot hatch manages to make it easy AND exciting. It's ace
Peugeot ditches MPVs, does crossovers instead. Seven-seat 5008 is the biggest yet
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
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.
Better than before with faint Lexus stylings on the exterior but still not very interesting. At all. There are better options.
Sharper looks, better quality interior and greener engines. Still average, though, and there are more able models on the market.
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?