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
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
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
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
Jeep’s tough-look new Renegade brings much-needed brand kudos.
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
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.
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
Another convincing effort from Hyundai and a tempting alternative to the more obvious Mondeo.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
Bigger and better than ever, the Superb offers a whole lot of car for the cash.
The Subaru XV can manage more than many of its competitors off-road, but it's let down by its engine and gearbox