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
A gamble of a reinvention, but the new, grown-up yet gigglesome Fiesta ST is mostly a winner. Buy one.
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Still a wonderful V8, RWD bruiser at heart, but the extra electronics means it feels slightly confused
An excellent and eminently practical car from Ford. Clever design, good to drive.
It’s not sophisticated, but it is enormously good fun. Even as a convertible
A great 21st century take on the classic pony car
Surprisingly fresh-faced and good-looking new city car from Vauxhall. Deserves to do well.
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.
A big step up from the old one, but still overshadowed by the brilliant S-Max.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
It presents enough rational arguments that it'll insinuate itself deep into many families' lives.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class