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2020 Volkswagen Golf test drive

The outgoing Volkswagen Golf was still a near-class-leading model after seven years on sale, but the new 2020 model is a big leap forward again.

Mazda 3 saloon SkyActiv-X review

The Mazda 3 saloon is attractive but sales are unlikely to rival its hatchback sibling. The Skyactiv-X petrol engine, however, is a very clever bit of kit.

Vauxhall Astra test drive

With new engines and more equipment, Vauxhall has done an impressive job with the mid-life refresh for the Astra and made it into a more appealing package.

Porsche Panamera GTS test drive

For a sports car that can do it all, the Porsche Panamera GTS might just be the one to go for – as long as you’re willing to stump up its steep price.

Maserati Levante GranLusso test drive

The Maserati Levante may not match its rivals for interior quality, but few will notice its smaller foibles against its sleek design and alluring exhaust note.

Renault Zoe test drive

The second-generation Renault Zoe is a smart-looking EV with a delightfully punchy motor that makes it more fun to drive than any petrol or diesel rival.

Nissan Juke test drive

The second generation Nissan Juke is a big improvement on the original, but it also has to face a much tougher list of rivals this time around.

Kia XCeed review

The Kia XCeed looks impressive and rides well. But the question is whether it offers enough that is different to a standard Ceed to justify the higher price.

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate test drive

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid isn't one of the company's finest creations. The gearbox cripples the driving experience, while fuel economy isn’t that impressive.

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe test drive

BMW has nailed the luxury coupe-turned-saloon formula with the 8 Series Gran Coupe. It near-matches the style of the two-door car with more usable space.

McLaren GT test drive

The McLaren GT isn't as sharp as other models in the range but only feels slightly more comfortable – and in out-and-out sumptuousness, it’s trumped by rivals.

Volvo XC90 review

If you want a big SUV that is elegantly handsome, supremely comfortable and able to handle any job with effortless ease, the Volvo XC90 is the best in town.

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