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Hyundai Tucson review

There’s not many SUVs that you look back at in the car park but the Hyundai Tucson is surprisingly good looking and practical.

Polestar 2 test drive

The Polestar 2 has undergone an update that fundamentally improves many aspects of this EV and makes it a more attractive proposition.

Renault Austral test drive

The Renault Austral enters a highly competitive small SUV market with plenty of well-equipped rivals. It offers all the usual tech kit you'd expect inside and an economical hybrid engine, although it doesn't really stand out from the pack in any one area.

Nissan X-Trail e-Power review

The 2023 Nissan X-Trail is a big improvement, especially with its e-Power drivetrain that drives like an EV but is powered by petrol.

Dacia Jogger test drive

The cheapest seven-seater family car to buy new, the Dacia Jogger has just had a hybrid update, making it even better value for money.

Maserati Grecale test drive

Good engine options, an upmarket interior and effortlessly practical – the Maserati Grecale has a lot to get excited about .

Skoda Karoq test drive 2023

The Skoda Karoq does have so much competition, but it makes a great play for being one of those offering the best value-for-money. 

Jaguar E-Pace plug-in hybrid review

We think the Jaguar E-Pace is better than it's given credit for, but would suggest a regular petrol model over the pricier plug-in hybrid.

Kia Soul EV test drive

Oddly attractive looks, easy to get into and comfortable to drive – the Kia Soul offers quite a lot of instant appeal.

Skoda Fabia test drive

The Skoda Fabia has broad appeal, though solos and couples will find it easier to live with than small families.

MG 5 review

In a cost of living crisis, is the MG 5 all the EV you need? It makes a good case, with lots of kit and a serene urban driving experience.

Ford Puma review

The Ford Puma is the small crossover we didn’t know we needed. Effectively replacing the Fiesta hatch, it's already become hugely popular.

Genesis Electrified GV70 test drive

The Genesis Electrified GV70 takes the styling, comfort and tech of the original model and replaces the iffy powertrains with something better.

Toyota Aygo X review

Looking for something that’s easy to park, cheap to run and looks great? Then the Toyota Aygo X is certainly worth a test drive.

Hyundai Santa Fe review

Available with seven seats as standard, if you’re looking for a practical family car, the Hyundai Santa Fe is definitely one to consider.

Genesis GV60 test drive

The Genesis GV60 is a distinctive newcomer to the EV market that ticks all the boxes. It's a bit dearer than its siblings and rivals, however.

Kia Sportage test drive

The latest Kia Sportage is better in all areas and makes a great all-rounder. However the styling is divisive and top-spec models are pricey.

Mazda CX-60 test drive

The Mazda CX-60 is the brand's biggest and most powerful car and also its best, offering performance, comfort and quality.

MG 4 test drive

The MG 4 brings the electric vehicle much closer to being affordable yet still combines practicality with fun.

Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre manual review

The Nissan Qashqai has become a British institution over the last 15 years. Now in its third generation, the Qashqai is the UK’s best-selling...

Nissan Ariya test drive

The Nissan Ariya is a fine family EV. It's stylish and comfortable, and although it's not cheap, it's competitive with other electric SUVs.

Nissan Juke Hybrid review

The Nissan Juke Hybrid takes the petrol-electric concept in a positive direction and adds an attractive extra choice to the small SUV.

Ford Mustang Mach-E test drive

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the best EVs we’ve driven. Sleekly styled yet comfortable and practical, it ticks a lot of boxes.

Suzuki Vitara hybrid review

Suzuki's first 'proper' hybrid is not a massive step forward in the new eco environment, but it is a useful one that's good value for money.

Toyota Highlander review

The Toyota Highlander is a competent, large SUV – but in a crowded market, it sits amongst the crowd with no stand-out qualities.

Mazda CX-5 review 2022

The Mazda CX-5 is a competent and popular SUV with no major vices and nothing needing major change – so in this refresh Mazda hasn't.

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake review

The Genesis G70 Shooting brake is an estate version of the mid-sized G70 saloon that launched soon after the Korean premium brand arrived in...

Suzuki S-Cross review

The second-generation Suzuki S-Cross is great value and a big step up from its predecessor, but it still can't match its rivals on the road.

Toyota Yaris Cross review

Toyota's new baby crossover makes no grand statements, but is an extremely easy car to live with, displaying few negatives of any significance.

Volkswagen Multivan test drive

It may look like a van, but it's built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3. So is the Volkswagen Multivan a van or a car?

Genesis GV80 review

We drive the Genesis GV80. Does this big SUV have what it takes to challenge the many high-quality heavyweight offerings in this sector?

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.

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