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Got your eye on a new car? Make sure you read The Car Expert’s short test drives and in-depth reviews before signing on the dotted line.

Suzuki Swift test drive

There is an all-new version of one of Suzuki’s most successful models – does the latest Suzuki Swift tick the essential boxes?

Jeep Wrangler test drive

If you prefer camping and hiking holidays to five-star resorts, the Jeep Wrangler could be your kind of car. If you're looking for a conventional family car, there are better alternatives available.

Subaru Solterra test drive

This is Subaru’s first all electric car and its only proper SUV in the range so is it one to consider for your next car?

Nissan Qashqai e-Power review

The Nissan Qashqai e-Power combines a smooth electric motor with a petrol engine to charge the battery. For many people, that will be an unbeatable combination.

Suzuki Across test drive

If a plug-in hybrid SUV with plenty of space and equipment ticks the boxes then the Suzuki Across should be added to the for consideration.

MG 4 review

After a week with the MG 4 EV, it's hard to imagine why you'd want to buy any petrol-powered family hatch for the same money.

Kia EV9 Air test drive

We liked the EV9 when we tried the top-spec model but for those who don’t need as much power the new entry version makes a lot of sense.

Ineos Grenadier test drive

If you regularly venture off-road, the Grenadier is a highly capable vehicle that has the right amount of modern tech and comfort.

Suzuki Swace test drive

The Suzuki Swace is simply a rebadged Toyota Corolla. It's an affordable, practical hybrid estate, so could it be your next family car?

Kia EV9 test drive

The Kia EV9 is an excellent car. If you're spending £60-80K on a large SUV, and you're comfortable with an EV, you won't find a better choice.

BYD Seal test drive

BYD’s flagship model is a saloon that challenges Tesla and others on price, performance and specification.

Land Rover Discovery review

The Land Rover Discovery will do almost anything you'd ever need, and in comfort. But the driving experience is average and fuel economy is poor.

Mazda MX-30 R-EV test drive

If you travel longer distances and don’t need to carry tall people in the back very often, then the MX-30 R-EV is certainly worth a look.

BYD Dolphin test drive

The compact BYD Dolphin has its quirks, but its affordability really opens up EV motoring to a much wider potential audience.

Citroën C5 X review

As arguably one of the most interesting-looking cars on the road, there’s a whole lot more to the C5 X than first meets the eye.

Peugeot 408 review

Straying from the trend of bulky SUVs, the 408 boldly represents a new body style that we didn’t know we needed until now.

Genesis GV60 Premium review

You might not have heard of Genesis, but you should certainly have a look at the GV60 if you're in the market for an electric car from other premium brands.

BYD Atto 3 test drive

The BYD Atto 3 fulfils most of the practical needs one looks for in a new car and the battery tech will be an attraction – a newcomer worth checking out.

Nissan Ariya review 2023

There are more choices than ever for family EVs. But if you're making the switch from petrol to electric, the Nissan Ariya is a great choice.

Hyundai Tucson review

There’s not many SUVs that you look back at in the car park but the Hyundai Tucson is surprisingly good looking and practical.

Renault Austral test drive

The Renault Austral enters a highly competitive small SUV market with plenty of well-equipped rivals. It offers all the usual tech kit you'd expect inside and an economical hybrid engine, although it doesn't really stand out from the pack in any one area.

Nissan X-Trail e-Power review

The 2023 Nissan X-Trail is a big improvement, especially with its e-Power drivetrain that drives like an EV but is powered by petrol.

Dacia Jogger test drive

The cheapest seven-seater family car to buy new, the Dacia Jogger has just had a hybrid update, making it even better value for money.

Maserati Grecale test drive

Good engine options, an upmarket interior and effortlessly practical – the Maserati Grecale has a lot to get excited about .

Skoda Karoq test drive 2023

The Skoda Karoq does have so much competition, but it makes a great play for being one of those offering the best value-for-money. 

Jaguar E-Pace plug-in hybrid review

We think the Jaguar E-Pace is better than it's given credit for, but would suggest a regular petrol model over the pricier plug-in hybrid.

Kia Soul EV test drive

Oddly attractive looks, easy to get into and comfortable to drive – the Kia Soul offers quite a lot of instant appeal.

Skoda Fabia test drive

The Skoda Fabia has broad appeal, though solos and couples will find it easier to live with than small families.

MG 5 review

In a cost of living crisis, is the MG 5 all the EV you need? It makes a good case, with lots of kit and a serene urban driving experience.

Ford Puma review

The Ford Puma is the small crossover we didn’t know we needed. Effectively replacing the Fiesta hatch, it's already become hugely popular.

Genesis Electrified GV70 test drive

The Genesis Electrified GV70 takes the styling, comfort and tech of the original model and replaces the iffy powertrains with something better.

Toyota Aygo X review

Looking for something that’s easy to park, cheap to run and looks great? Then the Toyota Aygo X is certainly worth a test drive.

Hyundai Santa Fe review

Available with seven seats as standard, if you’re looking for a practical family car, the Hyundai Santa Fe is definitely one to consider.

Genesis GV60 Sport Plus test drive

The Genesis GV60 is a distinctive newcomer to the EV market that ticks all the boxes. It's a bit dearer than its siblings and rivals, however.

Kia Sportage test drive

The latest Kia Sportage is better in all areas and makes a great all-rounder. However the styling is divisive and top-spec models are pricey.

Mazda CX-60 test drive

The Mazda CX-60 is the brand's biggest and most powerful car and also its best, offering performance, comfort and quality.

MG 4 test drive

The MG 4 brings the electric vehicle much closer to being affordable yet still combines practicality with fun.

Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre manual review

The Nissan Qashqai has become a British institution over the last 15 years. Now in its third generation, the Qashqai is the UK’s best-selling...

Nissan Ariya test drive

The Nissan Ariya is a fine family EV. It's stylish and comfortable, and although it's not cheap, it's competitive with other electric SUVs.

Nissan Juke Hybrid review

The Nissan Juke Hybrid takes the petrol-electric concept in a positive direction and adds an attractive extra choice to the small SUV.

Ford Mustang Mach-E test drive

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the best EVs we’ve driven. Sleekly styled yet comfortable and practical, it ticks a lot of boxes.

Suzuki Vitara hybrid review

Suzuki's first 'proper' hybrid is not a massive step forward in the new eco environment, but it is a useful one that's good value for money.

Toyota Highlander review

The Toyota Highlander is a competent, large SUV – but in a crowded market, it sits amongst the crowd with no stand-out qualities.

Mazda CX-5 review 2022

The Mazda CX-5 is a competent and popular SUV with no major vices and nothing needing major change – so in this refresh Mazda hasn't.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake review

The Genesis G70 Shooting brake is an estate version of the mid-sized G70 saloon that launched soon after the Korean premium brand arrived in...

Suzuki S-Cross review

The second-generation Suzuki S-Cross is great value and a big step up from its predecessor, but it still can't match its rivals on the road.

Toyota Yaris Cross review

Toyota's new baby crossover makes no grand statements, but is an extremely easy car to live with, displaying few negatives of any significance.

Volkswagen Multivan test drive

It may look like a van, but it's built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3. So is the Volkswagen Multivan a van or a car?

Genesis GV80 review

We drive the Genesis GV80. Does this big SUV have what it takes to challenge the many high-quality heavyweight offerings in this sector?

Nissan Qashqai review

The latest Nissan Qashqai doesn't beat crossover rivals in any one aspect but matches them across the board – it will continue to sell well.

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