The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Bold and beautiful: the Lexus LC is the maddest Lexus since the LFA, and backs it up with impressive dynamics for a heavy car… so long as you buy the V8, not the hybrid.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Lexus makes a proper alternative to the default German premium SUVs, so long as you prefer efficiency and comfort to outright performance
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
Every Lexus trait wrapped up in a tight 3 Series sized package. Superb design, forgettable to drive, probably quite nice to own.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
Not the M4 rival Lexus (and we) would like, but still has appeal.
Not all that sharp to drive but it’s comfy and striking. For some, that will be enough.
22nd Century limo looks, stunted by 1980s powertrain response. The ultimate left-field choice...
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
Expensive to buy, expensive to own. Rationalists, look elsewhere; LS is outpaced by newer, greener, cheaper rivals.
To call this a posh Prius may sound a little harsh, but that’s what it is.