Like the Skoda Citigo, a cheaper VW Up — a winner, in other words.
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
Cheap and practical. But there are better cars out there that do much the same thing.
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
It’s not that the ASX is truly bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that its competition is newer. And better.
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
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Sharper looks, better quality interior and greener engines. Still average, though, and there are more able models on the market.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.