A safe way to move a family around in style.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Been around for a few years, but still among the best of its ilk
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
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.
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
One of the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not