The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.