• Home
  • Advice
  • Brands
  • Partners
  • News
  • Reviews
  • Forum
  • New car ratings

Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
625 POSTS 3099 COMMENTS
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.
Volvo V90 Cross Country grill badge | The Car Expert

Volvo issues vehicle recall over fire risk

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer said.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

62 %
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has received average reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating placing it in the bottom half of the mid-sized SUV market.
Dacia Sandero Stepway (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Dacia Sandero Stepway

63 %
The Dacia Sandero Stepway has an overall Expert Rating that places it in the midfield of similar cars, with its greatest strength being value for money.
Tesla Model 3 (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Tesla Model 3

82 %
The Tesla Model 3 has been highly praised by the UK media for its performance, driving dynamics and minimalist style, with criticism for some ergonomic issues.
Fiat Tipo (2016) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Fiat Tipo

59 %
The Fiat Tipo is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate family car. The current generation model arrived in the UK in the...
Jaguar XE (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Jaguar XE

80 %
The updated Jaguar XE has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is competitive with its main rivals.
Suzuki Vitara (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Suzuki Vitara

68 %
The Suzuki Vitara has received generally good reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating currently placing it in the top half of the small SUV field.
Mazda CX-5 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Mazda CX-5

80 %
The Mazda CX-5 has received many good reviews from the UK media, with an overall Expert Rating that places it at the top end of the mid-sized SUV sector.
Honda HR-V (2015 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Honda HR-V

66 %
The Honda HR-V has received fairly average from the UK media, with our overall Expert Rating currently ranking it in the middle of the small SUV field.
Volvo XC60 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Volvo XC60

80 %
The Volvo XC60 has received good to very good reviews from the UK media and has won many awards since it was launched, including the 2018 World Car of the Year.
Citroën C3 Aircross (2019) - new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Citroën C3 Aircross

71 %
The Citroën C3 Aircross has received modest reviews from the UK media, with praise for its versatility and individuality but criticism for a lack of refinement.
Renault Megane RS (2018 - ) new car ratings and reviews

Renault Megane RS

82 %
The Renault Megane RS has received very good scores from the UK media, with the top-spec 300hp models generally receiving better ratings than the 280hp model.
Skoda Scala (2019) new car ratings and reviews, safety rating and news

Skoda Scala

73 %
The Scala has received generally positive scores from the UK media, but the level of enthusiasm has varied from mildly disinterested to wildly enthusiastic.
Zero emissions badge | The Car Expert

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.
Mini Electric | The Car Expert

New Mini Electric launched at Oxford factory

The Mini Electric, the company's first fully-electric model, has been unveiled at the car-maker’s Oxford factory.
Range Rover (2013 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Range Rover

81 %
The Range Rover has received generally glowing scores from the UK media, with praise for its ability to combine off-road ability, practicality and opulence.
SEAT Tarraco (2019 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

SEAT Tarraco

77 %
The SEAT Tarraco has received consistently good scores from the UK media, with particular praise for its practicality, spaciousness and value for money.
Vauxhall Corsa Griffin

Britain’s best-selling cars – June 2019

June was a hot month for hatches, with nine of the top ten models being hatchbacks. Here are the ten best-selling cars in the UK for June 2019.
Hyundai i30 (2017 - present) - new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Hyundai i30

68 %
The Hyundai i30 has received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, and ranks right in the middle of the midfield for this sector.
2020 Vauxhall Astra hatchback facelift | The Car Expert

Refreshed Vauxhall Astra gets new engines and eco-friendly updates

The Vauxhall Astra has been given a mid-life refresh, with a raft of new engines, minor styling tweaks and eco-focused changes.
Ford scrappage scheme 2019 | The Car Expert

Ford launches new scrappage scheme

Ford has announced that it is introducing a new scrappage scheme to help boost sales, offering customers £2,000 towards selected new models.
Renault dealership | The Car Expert

New car sales down 5% in June

Private new car sales fell nearly 5% in June, according to the latest registration data published today. In comparison, fleet registrations were down by 2.5%.
The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

A story on BBC News has highlighted the public's lack of understanding when it comes to PCP car finance, as well as the futility of debating it on social media.
Mercedes-Benz used cars at a dealership

Car finance: Top 10 PCP myths busted

Based on all the questions about PCP finance we have received here over the last few years, we've listed our Top 10 PCP myths – and then busted them.
Peugeot 308 (2014 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Peugeot 308

71 %
The Peugeot 308 has received generally good reviews from the UK motoring media, although the interior ergonomics and dashboard layout have divided critics.

Latest articles

Bentley Flying Spur The Car Expert

Bentley Flying Spur launches with limited edition model

Bentley has revealed a First Edition version of its new Flying Spur luxury saloon that will only be available for the first 12 months of the car’s production run.