The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
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
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
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
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
Land Rover plays with a winning formula just enough. The Evoque remains a stylish, accomplished choice
The Evoque is pretty much all we hoped it’d be, a crossover to fall for.
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.
It’s a seductive car, the new A5 Cabriolet, and while more dynamically accomplished than its predecessor, still more of a grand touring boulevardier rather than a B-road hustler. But what an ownership proposition.
The X3 has never done BMW much credit, but the new one is a thorough enough job to take on the class best
Looks good, lowers the heart rate and comes with some reasonably cost-effective engines. A winning combination
The default four-seat cabrio. Excellent engines and quality, impressive metal roof too.
Mercedes almost undermines its own flagship with new E-Class Cabrio. Close one
Same waft, just with added style. A fine long-distance GT, if ever there was one.
Could be the world's most complete luxo barge. When it's finished.