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.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
Suffers from exactly the same flaw as every other Infiniti – the only reason you’d buy one is because it’s rare-groove different. Not necessarily better.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
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.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
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.
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.