The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
A Seat that takes the brand back to its roots, the Toledo is unassuming but able.
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
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Easy to own but there's not a lot of flair compared to its myriad rivals
A perfect illustration of why the world is being taken over by crossovers.
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
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
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.