A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
Peugeot's hot hatch renaissance continues. The 308 GTI has a joyously wild streak
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
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Brilliant, fearsomely potent, and never less than addictive to drive.
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
Bigger and better than ever, the Superb offers a whole lot of car for the cash.
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Skoda’s kept all of what we loved about the old Superb (size, space, value) and added updated interior tech and a genuinely stylish body. Verging on genius
A car that returns to trade on past glories. The game's moved on, Subaru.
The Evoque is pretty much all we hoped it’d be, a crossover to fall for.
Land Rover plays with a winning formula just enough. The Evoque remains a stylish, accomplished choice
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...
A good car in a class of great ones
Audi serves up a confident, capable hot crossover. Just forgets to add spice
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.