Right now, it might just be the best handling hardcore supercar of them all.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
A gamble of a reinvention, but the new, grown-up yet gigglesome Fiesta ST is mostly a winner. Buy one.
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
An excellent and eminently practical car from Ford. Clever design, good to drive.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
It’s not sophisticated, but it is enormously good fun. Even as a convertible
A great 21st century take on the classic pony car
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
A big step up from the old one, but still overshadowed by the brilliant S-Max.
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.