More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
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.
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
Big, comfy and tech-heavy, but plain and ultimately unremarkable.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed