Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
The default four-seat cabrio. Excellent engines and quality, impressive metal roof too.
For the vast majority of us, the 3 Series Touring is all the car we could use or want
Better than ever, the Fiat Panda is still a worthy rival to the VW Up.
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.
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
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
Rivals keep it from a better score, but the new 3 is still one of the benchmarks for this class
Will shake up the city car segment and could become a game-changer for the whole class.
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
Tail-happy dynamics and a meaty V6 powerplant. Don't let the TC spoil your fun
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
It’s big, expensive and not especially clever, but it is really, really good at ferrying lots of people about. Really, really quietly.
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
Judged appropriately, the Plus 4 is a charming tonic to the grumpy, cynical modern world