Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
Interior finish apart, the CX-3 is a winner. Straight to the top of the class.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting. The i30 N hot hatch manages to make it easy AND exciting. It's ace
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
One of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Qashqai is quiety, comfy and homemade, too
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.