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New car ratings

The Car Expert is compiling ratings for new cars based on reviews from across the UK automotive media. If you're looking to buy or lease a new car, find all the top reviews right here in one place.
This is a brand new project, and this section of our site will be growing rapidly in coming months. Keep checking back regularly to see the latest cars we've added.

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New Car Ratings info

Expert Rating

Our unique Expert Rating is calculating by compiling new car review scores from across all the top UK automotive media titles, rather than just our own opinions. This means you get a balanced view of multiple opinions from different sources, with links back to all the original articles so you can read them for yourself.

Safety Rating

We list the full Euro NCAP safety ratings for each model, rather than just the headline score. This includes a complete breakdown of scores for adults, children, pedestrians and assist systems, so you can see the information that matters most to you.

Eco Rating

We also include the new Green NCAP eco ratings for each car where they are available, including air quality and energy efficiency ratings for each model and engine tested. This programme only started in February 2019, so there are very few models listed so far, but will grow quickly.

Newest cars

The latest additions to our database

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid has received generally good, if not great, reviews from the UK automotive media and ranks several points behind the best in its class.

Nissan Juke

The ageing Nissan Juke struggles against newer rivals. It has been praised for its low price, but criticised for its poor quality and outdated safety systems.

Vauxhall Grandland X

The Vauxhall Grandland X has received average to good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its family-friendly practicality and safety features.

Top rated cars

The highest scores from across the UK media

McLaren 600LT

The McLaren 600LT and 600LT Spider have received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with considerable praise for its driving dynamics and performance.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a small supermini-class hatchback, available in both three- and five-door body styles. It has been the best-selling car...

Peugeot 3008

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, as well as many awards in the UK and internationally.

All cars

Every car we've analysed so far, with more being added every day

Abarth 124 Spider

The Abarth 124 Spider is a performance version of the Fiat 124 and has received mixed scores from the UK media, ranging from average to outstanding.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has received generally good reviews from UK media sources, with particular praise for its driving dynamics and overall performance.

Alpine A110

The Alpine A110 has received many positive reviews from the UK media, and has won several awards, with unanimous praise for its driving dynamics.

Aston Martin DB11

The Aston Martin DB11 has received unanimously positive scores from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its blend of performance and comfort.

Audi A6

The Audi A6 has received consistently good to very good scores from the UK media since its launch in 2018, with particular praise for its interior space, comfort and refinement.

Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has received generally good reviews from UK motoring media sources, with most praising its quality and technology systems.

Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.

BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series received mostly good to very good scores from the UK media, especially for the high-performance M140i model. Reviewers generally praised the car's driving dynamics, but criticised the lack of interior and boot space.

BMW 3 Series

The new BMW 3 Series has received very high scores from the UK media, with particular praise for the way it drives compared to its rivals.

Citroën C4 Cactus

Since its 2018 update, the Citroën C4 Cactus hasn't rated as highly with the UK media, many of whom have lamented a shift away from the original car's distinctiveness.

Citroën C5 Aircross

The C5 Aircross has received consistently good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its comfortable ride and clever interior design.

Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster has received a broad range of scores and reviews from the UK media, ranging from outstanding to outright recommendations not to buy one.

DS 7 Crossback

The DS 7 Crossback has received average to good scores from UK media sources. It has been praised for its comfort and quality, but criticised for an uninspiring driving experience.

Ferrari Portofino

The Ferrari Portofino has received positive reviews from UK media sources, although the scores have not been as high as one might expect for a Ferrari.

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 has received mixed reviews from the UK media, with scores dropping as the car gets older and starts to fall well behind the class leaders.

Fiat 500X

The Fiat 500X has received mostly average to good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its stylish design and driving dynamics.

Ford EcoSport

All the key Ford EcoSport news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a small supermini-class hatchback, available in both three- and five-door body styles. It has been the best-selling car...

More new car ratings are being added every day and we are continually updating all the cars whenever we get new information, so keep checking back regularly for the latest updates.

In the meantime, you can check out the latest news or read up on some expert car buying advice.