Reviews

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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.

Suzuki Jimny test drive

Suzuki’s iconic Jimny is back with a bang, and it’s more grown-up than ever. We headed out to Frankfurt for a quick test drive.

Ford Focus review

The new Ford Focus offers more technology, greater space, improved quality and impressive on-road performance, resulting in a car that ticks all the boxes.

Suzuki Baleno review

The Suzuki Baleno is the larger of two superminis available from the Japanese brand, sitting alongside the much better-known Swift.

Peugeot 308 GTi review

The 308 GTi is a very good hot hatch – suitable as an everyday car but with enough performance, handling and grin factor to please enthusiastic drivers.

DS 7 Crossback review

The DS 7 Crossback is the first standalone model from DS Automobiles, but is it distinctive enough to turn customers away from rivals?

Kia Ceed review

The new Kia Ceed is a mainstream family car and an equal to the biggest-selling cars on the market. And it no longer has a silly name…

Mazda 6 review

The Mazda6 is a viable option to the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and VW Passat. It even exceeds those rivals in some areas, such as its safety package.

Volvo V60 review

High quality, good practicality, relaxing to drive and a safety package that rivals cannot match. The Volvo V60 is a compelling proposition.

Ford Ka+ Active review

Ford has updated its smallest car and added an SUV-styled version. Will the Ka+ Active hit the right note?

Ford Fiesta Active review

With the new Ford Fiesta Active, the company has done a good job of raising the ride height without ruining the regular Fiesta’s much-praised handling.

Lexus RX 450h review

The Lexus RX 450h is a quality premium SUV with the very worthwhile extra element of the economy and efficiency of its hybrid drivetrain.

Vauxhall Astra review

The Vauxhall Astra remains a best-seller because it does everything highly competently, without exceeding in one area to the detriment of others.

Ford Mustang review

Just two years after it went on sale, the latest Ford Mustang has been updated – why so fast?

Skoda Kodiaq review

Skoda has made a very good job of its first ‘proper’ SUV, the Kodiaq fulfilling the brief in all the important areas.

Suzuki Swift Sport review

The Suzuki Swift Sport is a complete package that offers all the performance one needs without the compromises.

Mazda MX-5 vs Fiat 124 Spider

The Mazda MX-5 and Fiat 124 Spider are very similar cars yet with their own personalities. Which one is likely to be the right choice for you?

Lexus CT 200h review

The revamped Lexus CT 200h could well prove more attractive today than seven years ago when it was a brand new kid on the block.

Skoda Superb review

More than ever, the Skoda Superb will provide large executive car buyers with all they will require – whether they are stepping out of a Volkswagen Passat or a BMW 5 Series.

Vauxhall Insignia GSi review

The Vauxhall Insignia GSi revives a long-lost badge on a more overtly sporty version of the large fleet car.

Volvo XC40 review

The Volvo XC40 may be arriving a little late to the premium compact SUV market, but it is going to carve itself a large slice of it.

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer long-term review

The Vauxhall Insignia Tourer is a welcome addition to the traditional estate sector for buyers who need a hard working load-lugger rather than a lifestyle SUV.

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