An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
Leave your baggage about its looks at the door and the Cayenne Coupe is a stupendous thing
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
The Sandero is deservedly doing well: a reasonable car for a frankly astonishing price.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
The Cayenne remains the king of driver-friendly SUVs. A very complete machine
Colourful character in a muted part of the market