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.
The V60 is a sensible, safe Volvo, just as you’d expect. The estate car of choice if comfort means more to you than handling
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Has the makings of a great family car, if lacking a little excitement
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
As green as cars get these days, the V60 Plug-in has the best of both worlds – pace and economy.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.