Superb family all-rounder will politely give rivals a bloody nose
More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
A safe way to move a family around in style.
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
Peugeot ditches MPVs, does crossovers instead. Seven-seat 5008 is the biggest yet
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian