Car Reviews

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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.

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.

Renault Zoe test drive

The second-generation Renault Zoe is a smart-looking EV with a delightfully punchy motor that makes it more fun to drive than any petrol or diesel rival.

Nissan Juke test drive

The second generation Nissan Juke is a big improvement on the original, but it also has to face a much tougher list of rivals this time around.

Kia XCeed review

The Kia XCeed looks impressive and rides well. But the question is whether it offers enough that is different to a standard Ceed to justify the higher price.

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate test drive

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid isn't one of the company's finest creations. The gearbox cripples the driving experience, while fuel economy isn’t that impressive.

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe test drive

BMW has nailed the luxury coupe-turned-saloon formula with the 8 Series Gran Coupe. It near-matches the style of the two-door car with more usable space.

McLaren GT test drive

The McLaren GT isn't as sharp as other models in the range but only feels slightly more comfortable – and in out-and-out sumptuousness, it’s trumped by rivals.

Volvo XC90 review

If you want a big SUV that is elegantly handsome, supremely comfortable and able to handle any job with effortless ease, the Volvo XC90 is the best in town.

Subaru XV e-Boxer test drive

While the Subaru XV e-Boxer is far from class-leading – the CVT gearbox being the main issue – it offers an interesting and unique alternative to the norm.

SsangYong Korando review

Major improvements in refinement, quality and equipment levels mean the SsangYong Korando is no longer just for those who want an SUV but can't afford one.

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works test drive

The Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is a unique proposition — a small family car with estate-like looks, genuine character and hot hatch performance.

Mazda MX-5 – 30 years old and still a world favourite

We take a look at a true Japanese success story – which version of the desirable Mazda MX-5 sports car would you buy?

Jaguar XE test drive

The Jaguar XE has undergone a mid-life revamp that ticks boxes on all fronts. Jaguar has clearly listened to complaints and set out to answer its critics.

Mercedes-Benz GLE test drive

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is longer and wider than before, but what's it like to live with?

Triple Test: Toyota Supra vs Porsche 718 Cayman T vs Alpine A110

We put three of the best new sports car together for a triple test: the Toyota Supra, Porsche 718 Cayman T and Alpine A110 face off. Who comes out on top?

Morgan Plus 4 110 Works Edition test drive

As far as birthday presents go, the Morgan Plus 4 110 Works Edition is right up there, and the additional extras you get strengthen it as an overall prospect.

Dacia Duster test drive

The Dacia Duster is a cheap car with a genuine breadth of ability and a modicum of personality, and that makes it an attractive proposition.

McLaren 720S Spider test drive

The British-built McLaren 720S Spider is an ultra-focused and highly polished supercar that deserves a place among the greats from anywhere in the world.

Range Rover Velar review

The Range Rover Velar isn't the cheapest option in the market – but that won't bother its target market. This is a significant upmarket SUV contender.

Audi Q7 test drive

One of the most comfortable cars on the market, combined with a luxurious interior and some fantastic engines, makes the Audi Q7 a superb all-rounder.

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