Well rounded, but short on personality and doesn't go far enough.
Toyota has changed more about the little Aygo than you might think, but the dull and rather small cabin keeps it behind the best of the rest
Far, far better than the last one, but still likely to remain a niche purchase.
Skoda offers it in a very pretty green. There’s your reason to not buy a Mii.
Similar to the old one underneath, but with a happier character and even lower running costs.
Like the Skoda Citigo, a cheaper VW Up — a winner, in other words.
The Suzuki Jimny is a tiny, cheap and rival-free hardcore off-roader. Does what it does quite brilliantly. Does everything else appallingly.
The Jimny’s ultra-honest unpretentiousness is the antidote to every beige crossover out there. Just don’t expect sophistication, and you’ll adore it
It's divisive but, judging by sales, in a good way. Another Nissan crossover success.
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
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.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
A great examplar for keeping a car's mechanicals simple. The MX-5 provides fun at entirely legal speeds
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
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.
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.