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Kia Sorento test drive

The new Kia Sorento continues the brand's drive upmarket. It’s big and practical, and feels like it’s made of top quality stuff.

Porsche Cayenne Coupé E-Hybrid test drive

The Porsche Cayenne Coupé E-Hybrid is a mixed bag. The extra weight numbs the driving experience, and the engine is thirsty on its own accord.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé test drive

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe might be another exercise in niche-filling, but you can’t say that it hasn’t been a well-executed one.

Renault Zoe test drive

The Renault Zoe is a smart, chic supermini, and its electric powertrain provides an impressive range for such a small car.

Dacia Duster Bi-Fuel test drive

Given Dacia is all about value and saving people money, the Duster Bi-Fuel factory-fitted LPG offering is a brilliant addition to the range.

Land Rover Defender 90 test drive

The Defender 90 is hugely comfortable on the road and ridiculously capable off it. It’s less practical than the 110, but has more charm.

Mini Electric test drive

There's plenty to like about the Mini Electric, being great fun to drive. But the battery will do no favours for those with range anxiety.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S test drive

The tweaks that to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S have only helped to elevate an already impressively capable saloon car.

Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid test drive

Hybrid or not, the Suzuki Swift Sport remains huge fun to drive. But a hefty price hike means it's not as easy to recommend as it once was.

Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD test drive

While some may prefer the grip and security of all-wheel-drive, the rear-wheel-drive Lamborhini Huracan Evo RWD is more fun to drive.

Toyota Yaris test drive

Practicality levels may be down ever so slightly, but the new Toyota Yaris remains a truly attractive proposition in the small car segment.

Polestar 2 test drive

The electric Polestar 2 is a fully-fledged, brilliantly executed vehicle that feels just as good to drive as it is to look at.

SEAT Leon test drive

The new SEAT Leon is a brilliant car. It looks great, it’s practical, it’s quiet and comfortable to drive, and comes packed full of kit.

Volkswagen Touareg test drive

The Volkswagen Touareg might represent somewhat of an old guard of SUVs, but it’s still a wonderfully well-rounded choice in the segment.

Jeep Renegade 4xe test drive

While the interior is neither particularly practical nor upmarket, the Jeep Renegade 4xe is worth considering for its low running costs.

Mazda CX-5 test drive

if you’re looking for a spacious, comfortable SUV, the Mazda CX-5 should be one of the first cars on your shopping list.

Skoda Octavia Estate test drive

As a car for the rigours of the everyday, the new Skoda Octavia is well-suited, thanks to great practicality and a comfortable ride.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S test drive

Porsche has nailed the brief with the 911 Targa 4S. If style and practicality are key to your sports car, you won't be disappointed.

Ferrari Roma test drive

The Ferrari Roma outclasses rivals left, right and centre, and serves to show just what Ferrari can do when it is on tip-top form.

Land Rover Defender 110 test drive

Despite appearing to have an impossible task on its hands, the new Land Rover Defender 110 has succeeded beyond expectations.

Honda e test drive

The Honda e is a groundbreaking little car, and should prove immensely popular. For nippy city driving, it more than fits the bill.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid test drive

The Kona Hybrid could provide the best middle ground between internal combustion and EV. But does it get the balance right?

Caterham Super Seven 1600 test drive

The Caterham Super Seven 1600 proves that there’s still a place for cars that revel in the joy of driving, which it does time and time again.

Ford Kuga plug-in hybrid test drive

The Ford Kuga plug-in hybrid is sleek, with a well-made and spacious interior. However, it’s a bit of a letdown behind the wheel.

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet test drive

The Porsche 911 Turbo S combines everyday practicality with the kind of pace you couldn’t buy for any money a few decades ago.

DS 3 Crossback Performance Line test drive

The DS 3 Crossback Performance Line is a worthy alternative crossover, whose charm stems from not following the crowd.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric test drive

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is ordinary-looking and dull to drive, while being spacious and practical. And that’s where its appeal lies.

Volkswagen Up! test drive

Though the Volkswagen Up! is getting old, it’s still a good car. It's comfortable around town and won’t fall over during longer journeys.

Skoda Kamiq test drive

Skoda builds some great affordable cars and the Kamiq is no exception, but steer clear of the diesel auto and stick with a petrol engine.

Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid test drive

The Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 is a very likeable thing, and it’s clear that refinement was high on the agenda for this plug-in hybrid model.

Abarth 595 Esseesse test drive

As something to give you a bit of a laugh, the Abarth 595 Esseesse is a compelling thing. If we’re honest though, it’s a bit rubbish as a serious hot hatch.

Renault Clio test drive

The 2020 Renault Clio is a big step forward compared to its predecessor and makes key improvements to the interior and driving experience.

Toyota C-HR test drive

The Toyota C-HR is one of the more expensive cars in its class, but it makes up for it with low running costs. It's easy to live with and boldly styled.

Porsche Macan Turbo test drive

The Porsche Macan Turbo has a lot going for it, managing to be fast and fun to drive. It sounds great when you’re pushing it and it’s rewarding in corners.

Subaru Forester e-Boxer test drive

The Subaru Forester e-Boxer is a likeable and comfortable SUV, but it's let down by a pointless attempt at hybridisation.

Renault Captur test drive

It’s rare for a car to absolutely nail its brief, but the Renault Captur manages it and feels far more well-rounded than just about all of its rivals.

Lexus RC F test drive

The Lexus RC F is very much an old-school machine, with a 5.0-litre V8 engine that is something to behold in an era of turbocharging and electrification.

Peugeot 2008 test drive

There’s much to like about the new Peugeot 2008. It drives well enough, has more than enough equipment and offers a spacious interior for this size of car.

Skoda Superb Estate test drive

This facelift may only bring marginal changes to the Skoda Superb, but with a fresher look and additional kit, it's helped to strengthen it further.

Mazda CX-30 review

The Mazda CX-30 may not be much smaller than a CX-5 or larger than a CX-3, but it's the best of all worlds with stylish looks and impressive quality.

Fiat 500 Hybrid test drive

The Fiat 500 Hybrid (actually a mild hybrid) is smooth and efficient, but it offers limited performance and is little better than the regular petrol model.

Tesla Model 3 test drive

It might not appeal on an emotional level, but the Tesla Model 3 manages to be fast yet serene, packed full of appealing tech and practical to boot.

Vauxhall Corsa review

The new Corsa is by far the most impressive new Vauxhall we’ve driven for a while. It looks good, performs well on the road and is efficient.

Audi A1 S line Competition test drive

The go-faster Audi A1 S line Competition is an appealing hot-hatch prospect – if you can stomach the £25,000 price tag.

Land Rover Discovery Sport review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been given a comprehensive update, covering almost every aspect of the car. Has it fixed the problems of the original model?

2020 Volkswagen Golf test drive

The outgoing Volkswagen Golf was still a near-class-leading model after seven years on sale, but the new 2020 model is a big leap forward again.

Polestar 1 test drive

The Polestar 1 is an absolute masterclass, and a superb showcase at to what Polestar will hopefully offer from future all-electric models.

Caterham 420R test drive

The Caterham 420R is the entry point to the brand's 2.0-litre-powered models, and one of the sweetest car in the range

Mazda 3 saloon SkyActiv-X review

The Mazda 3 saloon is attractive but sales are unlikely to rival its hatchback sibling. The Skyactiv-X petrol engine, however, is a very clever bit of kit.

Vauxhall Astra test drive

With new engines and more equipment, Vauxhall has done an impressive job with the mid-life refresh for the Astra and made it into a more appealing package.

Porsche Panamera GTS test drive

For a sports car that can do it all, the Porsche Panamera GTS might just be the one to go for – as long as you’re willing to stump up its steep price.

Maserati Levante GranLusso test drive

The Maserati Levante may not match its rivals for interior quality, but few will notice its smaller foibles against its sleek design and alluring exhaust note.

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