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Peugeot 508 (2011 to 2018)

The original Peugeot 508 was a stylish alternative to the Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Mondeo, but it couldn't match premium-brand rivals.

Ford Focus ST (2012 to 2018)

The third-generation Ford Focus ST wasn't the most agile hot hatch around, but its performance and practicality made it an appealing package.

Ford Fiesta ST (2013 to 2017)

Other hot hatches may have offered a better interior, but when it came to driving thrills, the Ford Fiesta ST was a unanimous reviewer favourite.

BMW Z4 (2009 to 2017)

The second-generation BMW Z4 offered strong performance and stylish looks, but it was more a comfortable tourer than a sports car.

Lexus RC (2015 to 2020)

The Lexus RC coupé boasted an upmarket interior and a quiet driving experience, but didn't have the pace to match its looks.

Audi A7 (2011 to 2018)

The original Audi A7 was well-built and refined premium liftback with attractive styling, but rear visibility was rather poor.

Smart Fortwo (2014 to 2018)

Cheap to run and easy to drive, the Smart Fortwo received a mixed bag of review scores in the UK, hindered by its pricing and performance.

Ford Focus (2011 to 2018)

Affordable and fun, the third-generation Ford Focus was a popular hatchback during its time on sale, but rivals were more practical.