Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
The V60 is a sensible, safe Volvo, just as you’d expect. The estate car of choice if comfort means more to you than handling
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
As green as cars get these days, the V60 Plug-in has the best of both worlds – pace and economy.
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...
A good car in a class of great ones
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
Not much different to the A-Class, but that's OK. Why mess with a successful formula?
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
A good, solid SUV. Lots of space, but competitors have caught and passed in some areas
Lexus makes a posh compact SUV but forgets to make it drive well.
Not what Merc should be doing. Focus on engineering, not trying to invent another niche
A Seat that takes the brand back to its roots, the Toledo is unassuming but able.