Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality
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.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
It's divisive but, judging by sales, in a good way. Another Nissan crossover success.
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?