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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.

Audi Q5 Sportback review

Compared to other 'coupé SUVs', the Audi Q5 Sportback is easy enough to recommend. But the regular Q5 is both cheaper and objectively better.

BMW 330e review

The BMW 330e is the most eco-friendly BMW 3 Series model, even though you'll use the petrol engine much more than the electric motor.

Mazda MX-30 review

The Mazda MX-30 is stylish and fun to drive. However, the rear seats are cramped and battery range is poor, which will limit its appeal.

Renault Megane Sport Tourer E-Tech test drive

Although the Renault Megane Sport Tourer is not one of the best-selling estate cars, the E-Tech plug-in hybrid deserves to be more popular.

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 test drive

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 feels like an ideal balance between performance and useability. It’s good to drive, good to look at and practical.

Volkswagen ID.3 test drive

The Volkswagen ID.3 is an incredibly well-rounded EV, with a decent range, excellent on-road manners and a well-made, high-end interior.

Honda Jazz test drive

The Honda Jazz has a reputation for being dull but dependable. Can a funky new look and frugal new engine give it a new spark of life?

Hyundai i10 test drive

The Hyundai i10 may be a city car but it feels like anything but a budget offering. The downside, unfortunately, is a poor safety rating.

Peugeot 2008 test drive

If you’re looking for a small SUV that’s a bit more interesting than most, you could be swayed by the dynamic styling of the Peugeot 2008.

Audi A5 Sportback test drive

The 2020 updates to the Audi A5 Sportback have further increased its appeal, making it a very good offering in the executive saloon segment.

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.

Vauxhall Corsa-e test drive

The Vauxhall Corsa-e is a decent all-rounder. It’s not cheap, but it has an impressive battery range and great on-board equipment.

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.

Morgan Plus Four test drive

For many, the Morgan Plus Four won’t make sense. But for some, only a Morgan will scratch the itch. And we’d argue it’s worth scratching.

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.

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.

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