A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
Buy it for the looks and lifestyle, then put up with the flaws. Likeable, but irrational
Jeep’s tough-look new Renegade brings much-needed brand kudos.
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?
The Subaru XV can manage more than many of its competitors off-road, but it's let down by its engine and gearbox
All-new CR-V is a big step up. Not perfect, but a worthy rival to the best in this class
Better than the car it replaces, but not interesting, exciting or memorable.
Capable, dependable, and civilised. Pity about the styling: it’s brash outside and too reminiscent of a Corolla within.
If you live in the desert, the Land Cruiser is as good as it gets. But seeing as we don't, the Discovery is a much better bet