Expert Ratings

Our unique Expert Ratings index compiles and aggregates new car reviews from 21 of the top UK motoring websites to bring you a definitive rating of every new car.

The Car Expert’s unique Expert Ratings index compiles and aggregates new car reviews from 21 of the top UK motoring sites. If you’re looking to buy or lease a new car, find all the top reviews right here in one place. As of September 2020, we have more than 200 cars indexed and rated, and we’re adding more every week. Keep checking back regularly to see the latest Expert Ratings we’ve published.

Newest cars

The latest additions to our database

Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 has received generally positive media reviews, although it's no longer considered to rank among the best in its class.

Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 has received widespread praise for its design and outstanding safety. However, it doesn't drive as nicely as a BMW 3 Series.

Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L has had mixed reviews. It lacks the cuteness of the smaller 500, although it trades that for interior space and practicality.

BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 has received generally positive media reviews, although it hasn't scored as highly as the mechanically-identical Toyota Supra.

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.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has received universal praise and is one of the highest-rated cars we've analysed with The Car Expert's unique Expert Rating scale.

Porsche 911

The new Porsche 911 has received consistently outstanding scores from the UK media, and is considered a big step forward from the last model.

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.

How to read our New Car Ratings info

Expert Rating

Our unique Expert Rating is calculated 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 up to 21 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 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.

Security Rating

We also include the latest security ratings for new cars as tested by Thatcham Research, which assess the theft risk of new cars. This includes theft by relay attack for keyless entry/keyless start systems. The programme only started in 2019, so fewer than 20% of the cars we have analysed to date currently have a security rating.

All cars

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

A

Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi

Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 is a car you buy with heart rather than head, with practical shortcomings and a high price, but it's great fun to drive.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Alfa Romeo Giulia has received many positive reviews from the motoring media, and scores highly on our aggregated Expert Rating from top UK media sources.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has been universally praised, with many UK reviewers rating it more highly than the benchmark BMW M3.

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.

Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage has received positive media reviews and much praise, although not quite to the same rapturous degree as the latest Porsche 911.

Audi A1

The Audi A1 has received positive media reviews, with praise for its comfort and technology. The A1 Citycarver version disappoints, however.

Audi A3

The Audi A3 range has been praised for its refinement and improved driving dynamics, but criticised for a clunky touchscreen interior.

Audi A4

Based on nearly 60 reviews, the Audi A4 has an Expert Rating that leads the Mercedes-Benz C-Class but falls some way behind the BMW 3 Series.

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 e-tron

The Audi e-tron has received positive reviews from the UK media, with strong praise for its smooth and quiet drivetrain, practicality and overall refinement.

Audi Q2

The Audi Q2 range has received generally good media reviews, although its overall score is off the pace of the best in its class.

Audi Q3

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

Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 has generally received very good scores from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is currently the best in its class.

Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 has received very good media reviews, with our Expert Rating putting it in a tie for best-in-class with the Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery.

B

Bentley, BMW

Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga has received good scores from the media sources we currently track but still lags behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.

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 has received positive media reviews, although there has been much discussion about the switch away from rear-wheel drive.

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.

BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series has received glowing media reviews and has won many awards. Its Expert Rating, based on 35 UK reviews, is easily the best in its class.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 has received good reviews and is a substantial improvement over the old model, but it's still a long way off the class leaders.

BMW X2

The BMW X2's Expert Rating places it firmly in the small SUV midfield. It's good to drive but not as practical as most rivals.

BMW X3

The BMW X3 has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its driving dynamics and high-quality interior.

BMW X5

The BMW X5 currently holds a rating of 80% on our Expert Rating scale, which is a few points behind the class leaders but still competitive.

BMW X7

The X7 has received positive reviews from the UK media, although many of the reviews published so far took place at the European launch rather than in the UK.

BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 has received generally positive media reviews, although it hasn't scored as highly as the mechanically-identical Toyota Supra.

C

Citroën, Cupra

Citroën C1

The Citroën C1 has received generally positive media reviews, mainly for its low running costs, but is now dated and off the pace of newer city car rivals.

Citroën C3

The Citroën C3 has received mixed media reviews, with our Expert Rating aggregator ranking it in the midfield of the supermini category.

Citroën C3 Aircross

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.

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.

Cupra Ateca

The Cupra Ateca has received generally good media reviews, which have praised its impressive performance and unique proposition in the marketplace.

D

Dacia, DS Automobiles

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.

Dacia Logan MCV

The Dacia Logan has received generally positive media reviews, with praise for its value for money and load space but criticism for a lack of refinement.

Dacia Sandero

The Dacia Sandero has received generally positive media reviews. It performs poorly in most areas but, when price is considered, it is more competitive.

Dacia Sandero Stepway

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.

DS 3 Crossback

The DS 3 Crossback has received average to good scores from the UK media, with an Expert Rating that places it in the midfield of the small crossover sector.

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense electric SUV has been praised for its distinctive styling, but it's expensive and the battery range is sub-par.

DS 7 Crossback

The DS 7 Crossback has received average to good media reviews, with praise for its comfort but criticism for its driving experience.

F

Ferrari, Fiat, Ford

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has received mostly outstanding media reviews, with praise for its performance and comfort.

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 media reviews, with scores dropping as the car gets older and starts to fall well behind the class leaders.

Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L has had mixed reviews. It lacks the cuteness of the smaller 500, although it trades that for interior space and practicality.

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.

Fiat Panda

Despite its poor safety record, the Fiat Panda continues to receive mostly positive media reviews, although the scores have tended to decline over time.

Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo has received generally poor media reviews, which has resulted in an Expert Rating that is currently the lowest in its class.

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

As well as the most popular car in the UK, the Ford Fiesta is one of the most highly rated in its class, with praise for its driving dynamics.

Ford Focus

The Focus has received good scores compared to its rivals from most UK media sources, along with several awards. It has been widely praised for its driving dynamics and safety kit.

Ford Kuga

The third-generation Ford Kuga has received positive reviews, being considered good to drive although not as spacious as most rivals.

Ford Mondeo

The Ford Mondeo has received praise for its comfort and refinement. However, it has been criticised for its interior quality and infotainment systems.

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has received polarising reviews, ranging from average to outstanding. It scores better on enthusiast sites than consumer ones.

Ford Puma

The Ford Puma has received excellent media reviews and shot straight to the top of the small SUV class, according to our unique Expert Rating aggregator.

Ford S-Max

The Ford S-Max holds an Expert Rating of 79% with scores that range from average to outstanding, and praise for its driving dynamics.

H

Honda, Hyundai

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has received consistently good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its practicality and generous levels of standard equipment.

Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R is a high-performance version of the regular Honda Civic five-door family hatchback. The current model was launched...

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V has received mostly good reviews from the UK media, with the hybrid model generally getting slightly better scores than the petrol version.

Honda e

The Honda e electric city car has been praised for its retro-futuristic styling and technology, but criticised for poor battery range.

Honda HR-V

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.

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 has received very positive media reviews, with particular praise for its interior quality, equipment levels and driving experience.

Hyundai i30

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.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric has received generally good reviews, with the updated 2019 model being a useful improvement on the 2016 original.

Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona has received mostly average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, with very consistent scores from different sources.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona Electric been highly praised by the media for its 250+ mile driving range and its overall practicality.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe has received good to very good media reviews, and its overall Expert Rating is very competitive in the large SUV sector.

Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson has received average to good reviews from the UK media with praise for its value for money and good levels of standard equipment.

J

Jaguar, Jeep

Jaguar E-Pace

The Jaguar E-Pace is a compact SUV/crossover, and the first model in this sector from Jaguar. It shares its underpinnings with the...

Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace holds an Expert Rating of 78%, which is not quite the best in its class but still competitive, and has received positive media reviews.

Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace has received many outstanding reviews from the UK motoring and technology media, as well as winning several awards.

Jaguar XE

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.

Jaguar XF

The Jaguar XF has received mostly positive media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics and generous standard equipment levels.

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass has received average reviews from the UK media. Our new Expert Rating system ranks the Compass last of 17 cars in the mid-sized SUV segment.

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade has received average media reviews. Its Expert Rating of 60% is poor and ranks it only 18th out of 20 cars in its class.

Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler has received mixed reviews, with praise for its off-road ability but criticism for its on-road dynamics and very poor safety score.

K

Kia

Kia Ceed

The Kia Ceed has received positive scores from the UK motoring media, with the top-spec GT model generally scoring better than the rest of the range.

Kia e-Niro

The Kia e-Niro has received praise for its comfort and paracticality, but most of all for providing an electric car that suits the needs of most UK drivers.

Kia Niro

The Kia Niro has received mixed media reviews, with priase for its value and low running costs but criticism for its driving experience.

Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto has received an unusually broad variation of media review scores, ranging from "Best City Car" awards to "Don't Buy" recommendations.

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio has received mixed media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating places it firmly in the bottom half of the supermini class.

Kia Soul EV

The Kia Soul EV has received positive reviews with praise for its quirky styling. It's decent to drive, with a good range compared to many electric cars.

Kia Sportage

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Kia Stonic

Other than stiffing buyers of the base models when it comes to safety, the Kia Stonic is praised for its driving dynamics and Kia's seven-year warranty.

Kia XCeed

The Kia XCeed has had generally positive reviews, although it's more expensive than the Ceed hatch and less practical than an SUV.

L

Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not to the same level as its rivals from Ferrari and McLaren.

Lamborghini Urus

The Lamborghini Urus has been praised for its performance, but criticised for its price and for not feeling extreme as might be expected.

Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender has an Expert Rating of 90% from 29 reviews, which is one of the highest scores of the 200+ cars we've analysed.

Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery has received a broad range of media reviews ranging from poor to outstanding, with particular praise for its off-road ability.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has received very mixed media reviews since its launch, with scores rating from very poor to outstanding.

Lexus ES

The Lexus ES has received generally good to very good reviews from UK media sources. Consumer titles have rated it highly for its build quality, comfort and refinement, while performance-oriented titles have criticised its driving dynamics.

Lexus NX

The Lexus NX has received mixed reviews, with scores ranging from poor to very good. Our overall Expert Rating ranks it in the bottom half of the field.

Lexus RX

The Lexus RX and RX L have received praise for for their build quality, comfort and refinement, but have been criticised for their driving dynamics.

Lexus UX

The Lexus UX has received average to good scores from the UK media, with praise for its urban fuel economy and urban driving dynamics.

Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is a lightweight, mid-engined, two-seat roadster. The current model is known as the Series 3 and has been in...

Range Rover

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.

Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has received consistently good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its comfort and safety assist technology. The main criticisms have mainly been directed at its evolutionary styling.

Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport has received positive media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics but criticisms over quality and reliability.

Range Rover Velar

The Range Rover Velar has received many good reviews, with praise for its design and comfort. However, it is considered expensive compared to rivals.

M

Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Morgan

Maserati Ghibli

The Maserati has received mostly average media reviews, with it's biggest problem being that it has to compete against some great rivals.

Maserati Levante

The Maserati Levante has received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, with more recent reviews rating the car more favourably than earlier reviews.

Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 has received generally positive media reviews, although it's no longer considered to rank among the best in its class.

Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 has received generally good to very good UK media reviews, with particular praise for its styling and value for money.

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 has earned generally positive media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating that puts it in the top half of the small SUV class.

Mazda CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 has received positive media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics and interior quality but criticism for its small boot and cabin.

Mazda CX-5

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.

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 has been universally acclaimed by the UK motoring media, with many outstanding review scores and award wins every year since it was launched.

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.

McLaren 720S

The McLaren 720S has received unanimously positive media reviews, with praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.

Mercedes-AMG A 35

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 has received good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its performance and interior, but criticism for a lack of driver engagement.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has received many good reviews and awards from the UK media, and has been praised for its comfort, refinement and safety systems.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received generally good scores from across the UK media. It is particularly praised for its interior design and comfort, although the BMW 3 Series remains a better car for keen drivers.

Mercedes-Benz CLA

The Mercedes-Benz CLA has received mixed reviews, with praise for its styling and technology but criticism for a lack of practicality.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has received consistently positive media reviews, with high praise for its comfort, refinement and spaciousness.

Mercedes-Benz GLB

The Mercedes-Benz GLB has an Expert Rating that ranks it in the middle of the mid-sized SUV field, although its seven-seat option is a plus.

Mercedes-Benz GLC

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has received generally positive reviews from the UK media, with an overall Expert Rating that is above average for the premium SUV class.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has received generally good media reviews, although its overall Expert Rating score lags some way behind the class-leading Volvo XC90.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has received praise for its comfort, refinement and spaciousness, although the driving experience is not rated particularly highly.

MG HS

The MG HS has received reasonable media reviews, particularly for its low price, although it only ranks 14th out of 18 mid-size SUVs.

MG ZS

The MG ZS has received generally poor reviews from the UK media, and currently has the lowest Expert Rating of any car we have collected data on so far.

Mini Clubman

The Mini Clubman has received generally positive scores from the UK motoring media, with fairly similar scoring for the Top-spec JCW model.

Mini Convertible

The Mini Convertible has received positive media reviews and several awards, with praise for its driving dynamics and build quality.

Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman has received consistently good reviews from the UK motoring media, although the plug-in hybrid tends to score better and the JCW model not as well.

Mini Electric

The Mini Electric has been praised for the way it drives, but criticised for its poor range compared to similarly-priced electric cars.

Mini hatch

The Mini gets generally good to very good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its driving dynamics. However, it's criticised for being too kitsch.

Mitsubishi ASX

The Mitsubishi ASX scores poorly according to our Expert Rating aggregator. In fact, it's the lowest-rated car we have analysed to date.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has received average to good reviews from the UK media. It has been on sale for five years now, and other cars have caught up.

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport has received generally poor media reviews and is currently the the lowest-rated car analysed by our Expert Ratings aggregator.

N

Nissan

Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke has received widespread praise for its smoother styling compared to the divisive original, as well as being much better to drive.

Nissan Leaf

The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media, although it has few electric family car rivals to measure against.

Nissan Micra

The Nissan Micra has received mixed scores from the UK media since it was launched, with earlier reviews tending to rate it more highly than recent tests.

Nissan Qashqai

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

Nissan X-Trail

Comfortable and practical, but off the pace of the class leaders.

P

Peugeot, Polestar, Porsche

Peugeot 2008

The Peugeot 2008 has received positive reviews, with praise for its design and quality but criticism for its relatively high price.

Peugeot 208

Media reviews for the Peugeot 208 have been positive, with praise for its design and build quality. However, poor ride and handling have been criticised.

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.

Peugeot 308

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

Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 has earned similar praise to the smaller 3008. Comfort and driving dynamics have both been praised, while Peugeot's i-Cockpit splits opinion.

Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 508 liftback and estate have received a wider range of scores than usual from the UK media, ranging from average to outstanding.

Peugeot Rifter

The Peugeot Rifter has been praised for its versatility and practicality, although its van origins remain evident in terms of refinement.

Polestar 1

The Polestar 1 is the first car from Volvo's new electric car brand. It has received positive media reviews, albeit with some reservations.

Porsche 718 Boxster

The Porsche 718 Boxster has received very good media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics but criticism for its new four-cylinder engines.

Porsche 911

The new Porsche 911 has received consistently outstanding scores from the UK media, and is considered a big step forward from the last model.

Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan has received very positive media reviews, although the top-spec Turbo tends to score lower than other models in the range.

R

Renault, Rolls-Royce

Renault Captur

Media reviews for the Renault Captur have been generally positive, and it is a significant improvement over the original model.

Renault Clio

The initial reviews for the new Renault Clio have been broadly positive, with particular praise for its refinement and high-quality interior.

Renault Kadjar

The Renault Kadjar has received generally good media reviews, with praise for its styling, practicality and good equipment levels.

Renault Mégane

The Renault Mégane has distinctive styling and generous equipment levels, but it's not as spacious and lacks the quality of its main rivals.

Renault Mégane RS

The Renault Mégane RS has received very good media reviews, with the 300hp models generally receiving better ratings than the 280hp model.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan has received positive scores from the UK media, with praise for its comfort and quality but criticism for its poor cabin proportions.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has received universal praise and is one of the highest-rated cars we've analysed with The Car Expert's unique Expert Rating scale.

S

SEAT, Škoda, Smart, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki

SEAT Arona

The SEAT Arona currently has an Expert Rating of 76%, which puts it just behind its Volkswagen cousins but ahead of other class rivals we have analysed.

SEAT Ateca

The SEAT Ateca has received positive scores from most of the UK media (basically everyone except Jeremy Clarkson), and has won a large number of awards.

SEAT Ibiza

The SEAT Ibiza has received very positive media reviews. Based on 16 reviews we have currently analysed, it ranks second in class overall.

SEAT Mii Electric

The SEAT Mii Electric is one of the more affordable options in the electric car market, but its Euro NCAP safety rating is sub-par.

SEAT Tarraco

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

Skoda Fabia

The Skoda Fabia has received generally good reviews, and is considered both practical and good value for money – if not very exciting.

Skoda Kamiq

The Skoda Kamiq has received universally positive media reviews, with praise for its comfort, practicality and value for money.

Skoda Karoq

The Skoda Karoq has received many good reviews and awards from the UK media, with particular praise for its practicality and value for money.

Skoda Kodiaq

The Skoda Kodiaq has received consistently positive reviews in the UK media, with lower-spec models generally earning higher scores than more expensive models.

Skoda Octavia

Based on initial UK reviews, the Skoda Octavia holds an outstanding score of 86% on The Car Expert's unique Expert Rating index.

Skoda Scala

The Skoda Scala has received positive media reviews, but the level of enthusiasm has varied from mild disinterest to lashings of praise.

Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb has received many outstanding media reviews and awards for its practicality, design and value for money.

Smart EQ Fortwo

The EQ Fortwo has received mixed reviews from the UK motoring media, with praise for its agility and ease of parking but criticism for its high price and poor range.

SsangYong Korando

The SsangYong Korando is a significant improvement over the previous model. It's also the first SsangYong to earn a five-star safety rating.

SsangYong Rexton

The SsangYong Rexton has received average scores from the UK media, with praise for its towing ability, off-road performance and value for money, but criticism for its comfort and interior quality.

SsangYong Tivoli

The SsangYong Tivoli range has received mixed media reviews, ranging from poor to above average. The bigger XLV tends to score better than the regular Tivoli.

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester has received mixed UK reviews, with mostly poor to average scores that rank it in the bottom half of its class.

Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media. It occupies a narrow niche and is genuinely capable in all conditions.

Subaru XV

The XV has received mixed reviews from the UK automotive media, with praise for its off-road ability but criticism for its on-road dynamics.

Suzuki Ignis

The Suzuki Ignis has received mostly positive media reviews. However, it was also rated "Don't Buy" by Which? due to its poor three-star safety rating.

Suzuki Jimny

The Jimny has received a wide range of scores from the UK media, with praise for its off-roading ability, but criticism for its on-road handling.

Suzuki S-Cross

The Suzuki S-Cross is a practical mid-size SUV, but it's been around a long time. How does it rate compared to newer rivals?

Suzuki Swift

The Suzuki Swift has received a wider range of reviews from the UK media than most cars, ranging from 'Don't Buy' recommendations to outstanding scores.

Suzuki Vitara

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.

T

Tesla, Toyota

Tesla Model 3

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.

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S has been a pioneer for electric cars, single-handedly changing the perception of EVs having poor performance and range.

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X has been praised for its performance, styling and 'Falcon' wing doors, but it has been criticised for build quality compared to rivals.

Toyota Aygo

The Toyota Aygo has received mixed media reviews, with praise for its low running costs but criticism for a lack of overall refinement.

Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR has received broadly positive media reviews, with our aggregated Expert Rating putting it near the top of the heap in a competitive market.

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has received generally good media reviews, with praise for being a comfortable, quiet, efficient and practical large saloon.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has received positive reviews from the UK media, with praise for its practicality, build quality and low running costs.

Toyota GR Supra

The Toyota GR Supra has received consistently positive reviews and, based on review scores so far, appears to be the very definition of a 'four-star car'.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has always been well-known for its eco credentials, but the latest model is also a considerable improvement to drive.

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.

Toyota Yaris

The fourth-generation Toyota Yaris has a clever hybrid powertrain to maximise electric power, but the interior isn't as nice as some rivals.

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Vauxhall Astra

The Vauxhall Astra has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being comfortable, practical and economical.

Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa has a disappointing Expert Rating for a brand new car, with a score that currently puts it firmly in the bottom half of its class.

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Initial reviews of the Vauxhall Corsa-e have been positive, and the electric model's Expert Rating is slightly better than the regular Corsa.

Vauxhall Crossland X

The Vauxhall Crossland X has received average media reviews, and our unique Expert Rating places it in the bottom half of its market segment.

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.

Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia has an identical score to the Ford Mondeo, according to our Expert Rating aggregator, but it still lags behind the best in its class.

Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon has an Expert Rating that's pretty reasonable overall but falls well short of many of its similarly-priced rivals.

Volkswagen Golf

Media reviews of the new Volkswagen Golf have been positive, although its Expert Rating is currently lower than the previous model.

Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat range has received generally positive media reviews, with particular praise for its refinement, comfort and space.

Volkswagen Polo

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

Volkswagen T-Cross

The Volkswagen T-Cross has received consistently good media reviews since its launch in early 2019, with particular praise for its comfort and driving dynamics.

Volkswagen T-Roc

The Volkswagen T-Roc has received generally positive media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating that is very competitive in its market segment.

Volkswagen Tiguan

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

Volkswagen Touareg

Based on 22 UK reviews we have analysed, the Volkswagen Touareg has an Expert Rating that is much lower than any other model in the VW range.

Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 has received widespread praise for its design and outstanding safety. However, it doesn't drive as nicely as a BMW 3 Series.

Volvo V60

The Volvo V60 Cross Country has received consistently good ratings from the UK media, with many reviewers finding it more comfortable than the regular V60.

Volvo V90

The Volvo V90 has received consistently good media reviews and several awards , although it tends to sit in the shadow of its SUV sister, the popular XC90.

Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 has received many good reviews and awards from the UK media, with particular praise for its quality, refinement, styling and safety.

Volvo XC60

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.

Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 has received universally positive reviews from the UK motoring media and continues to receive awards year after year.

Previous models

Discontinued models from all manufacturers

Abarth 124 Spider (2016 – 2019)

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.

BMW 1 Series (2011 – 2019)

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.

Ford Kuga (2013 – 2019)

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

Honda Jazz (2015 – 2019)

The 2015 - 2019 Honda Jazz was praised for its practicality and spaciousness, but criticised for poor levels of ride comfort and refinement.

Infiniti Q30 (2015 – 2019)

The Infiniti Q30 has received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, with praise for being an improvement on the Mercedes A-Class upon which it's based.

Nissan Juke (2010 – 2019)

The first-generation Nissan Juke was built between 2010 and 2019. It was initially competitive, but struggled to keep up with newer rivals as it aged.

Renault Zoe (2013 – 2019)

The Renault Zoe has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media, and is considered a breakthrough for affordable electric cars.

SEAT Leon (2012 – 2019)

The SEAT Leon received good media reviews throughout its life, with a consensus that it offered most of the qualities of a VW Golf at a lower price.

Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2019)

The Skoda Octavia has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, and has received numerous awards over the last six years.

Toyota Yaris (2011 – 2020)

The Toyota Yaris has generally received average to good scores from most UK media sources, with the hybrid power unit being better regarded than the regular petrol versions.

Vauxhall Corsa (2014 – 2019)

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

Volkswagen Golf (2012 – 2019)

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

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