Road Tests

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type
17 April 2013


Highly recommended. Only 52 years since the E-Type was launched and its replacement has finally appeared - and it delivers. Looks, handling and performance are just where they should be.

Dacia Sandero

Dacia Sandero
17 April 2013


Recommended. It may be Britain's cheapest car, but it feels vastly better than that.

Renault Clio

Renault Clio
17 April 2013


Recommended. After years in the doldrums, Renault comes up with a properly competitive small car. It is a bit bigger and more comfort-oriented than a Fiesta, which makes it an interesting alternative.

Seat Leon

Seat Leon
2 April 2013


Recommended. Based on the latest Golf platform, the Leon is a massive step forward.

Volvo V40

Volvo V40
5 February 2013


Recommended. At last - Volvo delivers a compact hatch that is able to compete with the best: it neatly slots into the gap between mainstream models like the Astra and premium ones like the A3.

Ford B-Max

Ford B-Max
15 November 2012


Recommended. Brilliant door system, excellent Ford dynamics and the option of the great little 1.0 Ecoboost engine. Only the price is a problem.

Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover Range Rover
12 October 2012


Highly recommended. The world's best SUV? Unquestionably. The world's best luxury car? Quite possibly

Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster
4 October 2012


Average. Striking, if busy, styling, good prices and decent equipment. Not a huge amount of fun to drive though, and the third door is a bit of a gimmick.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe
20 September 2012


Recommended. Smooth, well equipped and attractive - but, inevitably, not as cheap as it used to be.

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster
20 August 2012


Recommended. It's big, it's cheap and the good bits are very good indeed. Some of the bad bits are terrible, though.

Audi A3

Audi A3
30 May 2012


Highly recommended. Styled with class and with an interior that sets new standards, the A3 is as alluring as family hatchbacks come.

Kia Ceed

Kia Ceed
29 March 2012


Recommended. Kia comes up with another very professional new family car. For private buyers it is one of the best choices in the class.

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