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Our all-new and unique Expert Rating system analyses new cars based on dozens of UK media reviews to give you the best possible car buying advice. Check it out now!

New car ratings

The Car Expert is compiling ratings for new cars based on aggregating 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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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

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.

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.

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.

Top rated cars

The highest scores from across the UK media

Porsche 911

The new Porsche 911 has received consistently outstanding scores from the UK media sources who have driven the car so far, although these reviews were all conducted overseas.

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.

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.

All cars

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

A

Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi

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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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 X7

The BMW X7 is a large SUV model that was unveiled in late 2018 before going on sale in the UK in...

C

Citroën

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.

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 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 is a small SUV/crossover, which was launched in late 2018 and went on sale in the UK in...

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.

F

Ferrari, Fiat, Ford

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.

Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate family car. The current generation model arrived in the UK in the...

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...

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

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

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a large 2+2 coupé and convertible model that has been famous around the world since the 1960s. The...

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 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 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 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 Kona

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

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.

I

Infiniti

Infiniti Q30

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.

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 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.

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 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 is a fully-electric medium-sized SUV/crossover, based on the conventionally-powered Kia Niro model. According to Kia's official...

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 Sportage

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

L

Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus

Land Rover Discovery Sport

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has received very mixed reviews from the UK motoring media, 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 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.

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.

M

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

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 3

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

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.

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 consistently 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

N

Nissan

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.

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.

P

Peugeot, Porsche

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 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.

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 sources who have driven the car so far, although these reviews were all conducted overseas.

R

Renault, Rolls-Royce

Renault Kadjar

The Kadjar has received generally good reviews from UK media sources. It has also received praise for its styling, practicality and good equipment levels.

Renault Megane RS

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.

Renault Zoe

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

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.

S

SEAT, Škoda, Smart, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki

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 Leon

The SEAT Leon is a family hatchback and estate model that shares its platform with the Volkswagen Golf and several other cars...

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 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 Scala

The Scala has received generally positive scores from the UK media, but the level of enthusiasm has varied from mildly disinterested to wildly enthusiastic.

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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

V

Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volvo

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

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

Vauxhall Crossland X

The Vauxhall Crossland X has received generally average media reviews, and our unique Expert Rating score ranks it in the bottom half of this 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.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a medium-sized family hatchback, available in three- and five-door hatchback body styles, and as an estate. Over more...

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 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.

Volvo V60 Cross Country

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 XC40

The Volvo XC40 is a small SUV/crossover, and the first generation of its kind from Volvo. It has won several awards, including...

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.

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.