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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 is a superb all-rounder.

BMW 3 Series Touring test drive

The BMW 3 Series Touring has come to define sporting practicality in the estate segment since it was first introduced back in...

MG ZS EV test drive

Is the MG ZS EV really 'the first truly affordable, family-friendly electric car' as its manufacturer claims? We hit the city streets to find out.

Nissan Leaf e+ review

The Nissan Leaf e+ is a worthy range-topper with a bigger battery providing improved performance and better range, but it still can't keep up with key rivals.

SEAT Tarraco test drive

The SEAT Tarraco may be yet another entry into the SUV segment, but it’s one worth considering. It’s laden with standard equipment, spacious and practical too.

Subaru Outback test drive

It’s certainly not perfect, but if you need a reasonably-priced family car that simply must be capable off-road, the Subaru Outback is unbeatable.

Bentley Continental GT V8 test drive

The Bentley Continental GT V8 is a grand tourer first and foremost. But the weight shed by swapping the W12 out for the V8 gives it real agility in the corners.

Peugeot 508 SW review

The Peugeot 508 SW is a car to turn the heads of those looking for a premium estate, offering striking visuals, efficient engines and plenty of technology.

Volkswagen Passat test drive

With a well-appointed cabin, powerful and economical engines and a premium appearance, the Volkswagen Passat provides an enticing alternative to an SUV.

Mercedes-AMG A35 test drive

The Mercedes-AMG A35 is a fantastic bit of kit. It looks smart, has an excellent interior, and has the performance to take on the best hot hatches.

Mazda 3 review

The Mazda 3 cannot match some rivals for space or powerplants available, but scores with plentiful equipment and attractive, distinctive design, inside and out.

DS 3 Crossback test drive

It’s hard not to admire DS Automobiles for what it’s attempted with the DS 3 Crossback, but it ultimately doesn’t quite deliver the premium edge it promises.

Volvo S60 review

The Volvo S60 can’t quite match some rivals for on-the-road dynamics but is a high quality, efficient all-round alternative in a more striking visual package.

Toyota Yaris Y20 test drive

The Toyota Yaris Y20 Hybrid offers a relaxed nature and low running costs. However, its flaws include a low-rent interior and disappointing CVT gearbox.

Range Rover SDV8 test drive

The Range Rover SDV8 is a wonderful car – when it's working. But if you have the money, it's a lovely way to travel.

Toyota Supra test drive

The new Toyota Supra delivers a unique driving experience that's one of the best of any modern sports car, and co-development with BMW has served the car well.

Audi SQ2 test drive

The Audi SQ2 is a very capable car, with great performance and all the trimmings you expect. The only frustration is the easily-confused gearbox.

Toyota Camry test drive

As a car to get from one place to another without fuss, it’s hard to go wrong with the Toyota Camry. It's easy to drive, spacious enough and efficient.

Volkswagen T-Cross test drive

The little Volkswagen T-Cross looks like being another successful SUV for VW. It blends style and practicality into a package that’s perfect for the city.

BMW X7 test drive

The BMW X7 is a genuine Range Rover alternative that undercuts it just enough on price to be noteworthy while presenting a more engaging driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz CLA test drive

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is handsome, good to drive and packed with kit, but if you're after practicality you'd be better waiting for the estate version.

Skoda Scala test drive

The Skoda Scala is everything you'd expect. It’s good to look at, hugely practical and comfortable, yet the brand’s core principle of value remains.

Audi e-tron test drive

Audi’s hotly-anticipated entry into the EV market is here, and the Audi e-tron brings with it a seamless blend of quality and electric power.

Honda HR-V Sport test drive

The Honda HR-V Sport is a seriously fun and genuinely interesting small SUV, although the price is a hefty jump over other HR-V models in the range.

Range Rover Evoque review

Land Rover has played with its best-seller just enough to ensure it is a credible threat to all the new rivals, without losing the basics that made the first Evoque such a success.

Toyota Yaris GR Sport test drive

Remember the limited-run Toyota Yaris GRMN of last year? That hot hatch took critics and enthusiasts by storm and was praised for...

Skoda Kodiaq vRS test drive

The Skoda Kodiaq vRS is not the last word in driver thrills, but there’s a lot to recommend this car as a bahnstorming family bus.

Volvo V60 Cross Country review

The Volvo V60 Cross Country adds extra versatility to an already impressive estate car. Few SUVs will tackle challenging conditions as effectively.

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport test drive

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport will suit a few people very well – it’s rugged, it's great off-road and it's capable of carrying and towing vast loads.

Audi TT Roadster test drive

The 2019 Audi TT Roadster is a well-made, punchy sports car. It may not come alive like a Porsche Boxster, but you can still have plenty of fun in the sun.

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