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Toyota RAV4 review

The new Toyota RAV4 combines the latest hybrid powertrain and the updating opportunities provided by an all-new platform to produce a compelling package.

Hyundai Kona Electric test drive

As an affordable electric car, the Kona Electric is highly commendable. Fantastic performance and an easy-to-drive nature make it a compelling option.

Audi A6 Avant test drive

Audi’s latest A6 Avant is a dependable, comfortable and refined long-distance load-lugger – just as it always has been, historically.

Ford Focus Estate review

The new Ford Focus Estate should be popular. It has all the technology, quality and performance of its hatchback sister – plus a whole lot of extra space.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso test drive

It’s tough not to fall for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. There are a few quirks that could grate over time, but they’re mere foibles in a totally addictive package.

Lexus ES test drive

Hybrid cars remain a niche choice, but the Lexus ES will be a serious executive contender when the majority of car buyers plug into the electric revolution.

BMW X3 review

The BMW X3 should be top of the list for anyone wanting an upmarket SUV. However, you will need to dip into the extensive options list to get the full experience.

Audi Q3 test drive

The new Audi Q3 falls into a heavily congested segment, one which its predecessor had nailed. This updated version, however, is likely to do just as well.

BMW 530i Touring test drive

Despite the current SUV craze, there’s still a place for the humble estate. This is one such vehicle – the BMW 5 Series Touring.

Jaguar E-Pace test drive

The Jaguar E-Pace may be the smallest of the company's three-pronged SUV range, but can it offer big-car practicality and a memorable drive?

Alpine A110 test drive

With French tricolour badges emblazoned across the inside and outside of the Alpine A110, it’s got Parisian passion seeping through its fuel lines.

Aston Martin DB11 Volante review

The Aston Martin DB11 V8 Volante combines the pleasures of a top-down convertible with the practicality of a long-distance cruiser.

Twin test: Renault Megane RS vs. Honda Civic Type R

Two of the best hot hatches on the market go head to head as the new Renault Megane RS Cup takes on the mighty Honda Civic Type R.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is generally well built, and offers a combination of attractive looks and sporting prowess that many rivals do not.

Peugeot 3008 long-term test: Report #2

Is the Peugeot 3008 a case of style over substance and when do quirks become annoyances? It's month 2 of our long-term test.

Nissan Qashqai test drive

Does the Nissan Qashqai’s refreshed engine line-up have what it takes to keep the SUV as a UK favourite?

BMW 3 Series test drive

The BMW 3 Series is a household name – which means this all-new version has a lot riding on it. So does it live up to expectations? We find out.

Porsche Macan S test drive

A refresh has made Porsche Macan an even more appealing package. The Macan S, in particular, is a more compelling option than the four-cylinder base car.

Renault Kadjar test drive

While other SUVs of this size may get the job done in a little with a little more style and flair, the Renault Kadjar is still well worth considering.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloon test drive

The C-Class does all of the things you’d want a premium saloon to do. It’s comfortable over long distances and comes with plenty of standard equipment.

BMW X5 test drive

The new BMW X5 falls down in too many areas to be a class leader, but will appeal to many buyers – it’s still a status symbol and still great to drive.

Lexus RX L test drive

It's something of a quirky choice, but if you’re after an seven-seat hybrid SUV and your focus is on comfort, the Lexus RX L will serve you pretty well.

Ford Edge test drive

The updated 2019 Ford Edge is comfortable, good to drive and provides an awful lot of usable space, with a great new bi-turbo diesel engine.

Volvo S60 test drive

The Volvo S60 is an excellent alternative to current and forthcoming German rivals. It’s well built, beautifully finished and looks good out on the road.

BMW X4 test drive

It may be expensive, but the BMW X4 is one to look at if you’re about to pick from the vast swathes of models currently available in the SUV segment.

Citroën C5 Aircross test drive

Citroën is taking its first steps into the mid-sized SUV market. How does the new C5 Aircross fare in a highly-competitive market?

Honda CR-V Hybrid test drive

The CR-V Hybrid is an excellent proposition for those looking to drive down fuel costs without making too many sacrifices in terms of driving experience.

Toyota GT86 Blue Edition test drive

The Toyota GT86 Club Series Blue Edition doesn’t revolutionise the formula, meaning this Japanese sports car remains as fun to drive as ever.

Audi A1 Sportback test drive

The Audi A1 Sportback is almost everything we expected. Some of the interior quality is disappointing, but otherwise it's an excellent supermini.

Jeep Compass review

The Jeep Compass stands ahead of its compact crossover rivals as a proper SUV, for those who want this sort of car for more than just looks.

Aston Martin Vantage test drive

The all-new Aston Martin Vantage is more aggressive than its predecessor, combining performance, technology and quality to great effect.

Smart EQ ForTwo test drive

For an inner-city driver, the Smart EQ ForTwo makes plenty of sense. However, those looking to travel further afield may find it a little too limited.

Hyundai Tucson test drive

The Hyundai Tucson won’t attract keen drivers, but ought to be a hit with families thanks to its super-practical interior and comfortable drive.

Kia Stinger GT-Line test drive

The Kia Stinger GT-Line is a compelling package with all the credentials to take the fight to more premium German rivals from Audi and BMW.

Peugeot 3008 long-term test: Report #1

We'll be running a Peugeot 3008 SUV for the next few months for a long-term review. The 3008 has impressed in road tests, but what's it like to live with?

BMW Z4 test drive

The BMW Z4 very successfully treads the fine line between grand tourer and sports car – and the M40i model really we tested is great to drive.

Mercedes-AMG G63 test drive

We head out to see just how the all-new Mercedes-AMG G63, successor to one of the longest-running model lines ever, deals with UK roads.

Honda CR-V test drive

The new Honda CR-V is decent to drive with an experience which is neither awful nor exceptional. It's a pretty well-rounded all-rounder.

Abarth 695C Rivale test drive

The latest Abarth 695C Rivale is one of its most special Fiat 500-based hot hatches yet – a daft pocket rocket with bags of character.

Vauxhall Combo Life test drive

If your family life is hard-wearing and likely to take a toll on your vehicle, the Vauxhall Combo Life is an ideal runaround.

Fiat 500X review

Purely on specification and quality, the latest Fiat 500X cannot overcome major rivals. But it beats them hands down for style, both inside and out.

Audi Q8 test drive

Although it’ll only appeal to limited numbers of buyers, the Audi Q8 is a compelling package. This could be another niche it fills rather successfully.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio test drive

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the first performance SUV to come from Alfa Romeo, and is easily one of the most dynamic crossovers on sale today.

BMW 8 Series test drive

BMW has brought an iconic name back with the all-new 8 Series, and we are among the first to have driven it. Does the new model live up to the legend?

2019 Skoda Fabia test drive

The Skoda Fabia remains a competitive supermini following a minor facelift focusing on slighlty changed looks and some extra equipment.

Vauxhall Corsa GSi review

While an adequate warm hatch, it offers no price advantage and suffers from a significant performance disadvantage against the Ford Fiesta ST.

Twin test: Volkswagen Up! vs. Kia Picanto

We’re testing out two key city car competitors, the Volkswagen Up! and the Kia Picanto, to see which one is the best urban runabout.

Mercedes-Benz CLS test drive

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d ticks many of the boxes that you’d find yourself needing to be ticked when looking for a comfortable, long-distance cruiser.

Peugeot 508 review

The new Peugeot 508 surprises in many areas. Visually it is highly attractive and it offers quality in both construction and performance.

Honda Civic 4 Door review

The Honda Civic 4 Door is a perfectly decent machine, but will the SUV-mad public be interested in a saloon version of Honda’s family hatchback?

Mazda MX-5 review (2019 model)

The new 2.0-litre engine transforms the MX-5 from fun-to-be-in sports car to something with a bit of extra bite – a slightly darker, more exciting side.

Mazda CX-3 test drive

For keen drivers, the Mazda CX-3 should still be on the compact crossover shortlist – it’s a great little car to drive in and out of the city.

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