Improved in all areas, the new Mazda CX-5 is a definite contender for crossover buyers, particularly in 150hp diesel form.
While remaining a divisive model, the new MINI Countryman is a major advance on its predecessor, particularly in terms of interior space.
The Jaguar XF S, with its supercharged V6 engine, is a worthy competitor in a very tough market. It's not perfect, but it is a fine car.
A decade after the Nissan Qashqai went on sale, not even the most optimistic prophet could have expected the dramatic way this car changed the market.
The Vauxhall Crossland X is a perfectly competent new SUV contender but may struggle for visibility in an increasingly congested sector.
The Honda Civic benefits from the brand's bid to make its car a more mainstream contender and is now a purchase far easier to justify.