Our road testers, who include Dan Prosser and Chris Knapman, put some of the latest cars to the test, as well as revisiting older models.
The 2020 Kia Soul EV is a family car that cover cover up to 280 miles on electric power. But is it the car to convert you to electric motoring?
The 2020 Renault Captur is the all-new version of Europe’s best-selling small crossover. With a truly versatile interior and the plug-in hybrid power, it is a welcome addition to the class.
The 2020 Vauxhall Corsa represents a fresh approach to the development of one of Britain’s favourite superminis. The results are very promising indeed.
A used Renault Zoe can be a tantalisingly cheap way to join the world of electric motoring. In thid CarGurus used car review we explain what to look for if you’re considering buying one.
The BMW M135i and Volkswagen Golf R are arguably the two most desirable hot hatches on sale right now. So which one should you choose? Dan Prosser decides.
The Honda Integra Type-R is regarded as one of the best front-wheel-drive cars ever made. But what’s it like to own one? James Mills reports.
Intrigued by what it’s like to buy a run a used electric car? So was Chris Knapman, which is why he’s bought a 2015 BMW i3. Here’s how he’s getting on.
Around 50% of buyers expected to take the new and Kia XCeed over its cheaper Ceed sibling. So what will they be getting for their extra money?
The 2020 BMW X6 is a monster of a machine, not least when it’s a M50d with no fewer than four turbochargers under the bonnet.
The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is so well judged that it leaves Dan Prosser wondering if it’s the best high performance SUV of them all.
Did you hear the one about the old Skoda? Alex Robbins gets acquainted with a 1991 Rapid 135 Coupe to see if the laughs were really justified.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of the greatest performance saloons ever built. Can the new Audi RS5 Sportback hope to match it? Dan Prosser finds out.
The BMW X7 is a large and luxurious SUV with the Range Rover in its sights. Dan Prosser sees if it’s got what it takes.
Motoring journalist Dan Prosser spent his own money on a brand new Alpine A110 – but should he have gone for the harder and faster A110S instead?
The Audi S6 has morphed from a supercar-engined saloon into a seemingly more sober diesel. Does it still have what it takes to entertain?
The Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid has been revised with an improved electric range and more equipment. But what does it add to the Passat range?
Mazda celebrates the 30th anniversary of its MX-5 with yet another special edition. No complaints from us.
We already know that the Alpine A110 is an outstanding sports car. But how does the Pure model fare? Dan Prosser gets behind the wheel to find out.
Aston Martin is one of the world’s most exciting car manufacturers, and its latest Vantage sums up exactly why that is.
The Lotus Evora GT410 Sport might look like it belongs on the circuit, but this mid-engined sports car feels anything but intimidating to drive.
There have been so many special edition Minis that it can be hard to know which ones to take seriously. So how does the 60 Years Edition fare?
The new Ford Ranger Raptor is a pick-up truck that thinks it’s a performance car. The result is a car that makes a standard Ranger look somewhat ordinary by comparison.
We already know well enough that the i30N is a very good performance hatchback, but how does it perform in its rakish Fastback guise? Dan Prosser finds out.
Having produced 410,000 Leafs that have together covered 10 billion kilometres Nissan should know a thing or two about building electric cars. The new Leaf e+ is its most advanced yet.
Over the years there have been so many versions of the Mk7 Golf GTI that to recall them all and understand exactly how they dovetail with one another, you really to need to be a Volkswagen swot. Question is, where does this new GTI TCR fit in? Dan Prosser finds out.
Mercedes’ range of AMG performance cars is so expansive you could almost have a different one for every day of the year. But what’s the entry-level model like? Dan Prosser gets behind the wheel of the AMG A35 in order to find out.
Dan Prosser delivers his verdict on the 2019 Bentley Continental GT. Is it finally the definitive sporting grand tourer?
Not everybody ‘gets’ the appeal of the Porsche 911. The 992 is the car designed to change that, so Chris Knapman tests it in Carrera 4S specification to see if it’s in with a chance.
After a layoff of almost two decades, one of the most famous and celebrated Japanese performance car nameplates is back. But does the new Toyota Supra live up to expectations? Dan Prosser finds out.
The Volkswagen T-Cross might be a latecomer to the junior crossover class, but it could hardly be more perfectly pitched, says Chris Knapman.
Dan Prosser tests the all-new BMW 8 Series in 840d xDrive specification to see if it’s worthy of the number 8.
The Seat Tarraco is a seven-seat SUV designed to rival the Skoda Kodiaq, Nissan X-Trail and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. Does it do enough to stand out?
With 296bhp the Renaultsport Megane 300 Trophy is the most powerful road-going Renaultsport of all time. Dan Prosser puts it to the test.
The Audi TT Roadster looks every bit like a thoroughbred sports car, but does it deliver thrills to match a Porsche? And more importantly, does it matter?
The Range Rover Evoque is an incredibly important car for the British car industry. We find out if the all-new model delivers the goods.
BMW returns to the two-seat roadster market with the all-new Z4. But has it got what it takes to beat the mighty Porsche Boxster?
The BMW 3 Series has long set the benchmark for compact executive saloons – and this latest model is no different.
The V60 one of the most handsome estate cars that Volvo – or indeed any manufacturer – offers. Chris Knapman puts the latest Cross Country version to the test.
As the Honda NSX turns 30, does it still feel as extraordinary as it once did? Or have today’s more powerful, more usable supercars taken the shine off what once made it so special? We’ve got an afternoon in Northern France with one to find out.
The latest Honda CR-V is now available with a brand new hybrid powertrain – and it suits this big SUV perfectly.
On the surface, the 2019 Nissan Qashqai looks almost exactly the same as its 2018 equivalent. To find the worthwhile changes, therefore, you must start under the bonnet, where Nissan has installed its new 1.3-litre petrol engine.
Here’s something unexpected to kick things off: Suzuki UK simply cannot secure enough of the new Jimny from Japan to satisfy demand. We are not talking by small margins here either; at the last count it had 10,000 expressions of interest for its diddy off-roader, which is approximately six times more cars than it is…
If you want to see exactly how far ‘ordinary’ cars have come in the past 20 years, look no further than the Ford Focus. For it was in 1998 that Ford’s ‘New Edge’ hatchback made its debut as one of the most advanced family cars there had ever been, complete with radically different styling, and…
Regular readers will note this isn’t the first time in recent weeks that we’ve blogged about the Alpine A110. Last time it was as the subject of our Automotive Reincarnations series, where its similarities to the Lotus Elise SC were highlighted. Today, it’s time to get behind the wheel to find out what this gorgeous…
I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a prototype Porsche 992, gaining a rare glimpse into the next generation of one of the world’s most famous sports cars ahead of its debut at the LA Motor Show later this month. Continue reading >>>
Despite being too young to experience a Honda Integra Type R when they were new, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when, several years later, the chance arose to try one. Continue reading >>>
There was a time when Kia was known for selling tough but somewhat agricultural cars that appealed for their straightforward approach, but not their finesse. Then in 2006 it launched the original cee’d and kickstarted a mission to completely transform how its brand was perceived. Continue reading >>>
Engineering, value and practicality: those are the qualities Skoda believes to be behind its success. Successful it is too, with recent record sales driven by the launch of its pair of SUVs, the Kodiaq and smaller Karoq. A full electrification strategy is around the corner too, with four plug-in hybrid and six fully electric cars…
With its 30th anniversary looming, the Mazda MX-5 has never looked more appealing. Early models can be picked up for less than £1,000, and from here on there really is an MX-5 for every budget. For now, the options top out with the car tested here, the 2019 MX-5 complete with a revised engine for…
Initially it was as much Hyundai’s well-publicised five-year warranty and an aggressive scrappage scheme campaign in 2009 that helped it to gain market penetration and consumer respect. However, the way the Korean firm’s products have continued to improve since demonstrates that as far as ambition and execution go, it is among the best in the…
Sinking into the Ford Escort Cosworth’s soft, garishly decorated seats, the first thing you notice is that wing staring back at you in the rear-view mirror. It’s as dominating, as obstructive and as utterly brilliant as you always knew it would be. Continue reading >>>
Since becoming part of the VW Group empire in 1991, Skoda has been given enough leeway to forge its own path. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the Yeti, a car for which you’ll find no equivalent from Volkswagen, Seat, Audi et al. Continue reading >>>
While revolutionary in many respects, the original Mercedes-Benz A-Class of 1997 was not a car that was about to draw younger buyers towards the German marque. Indeed, it wasn’t until the introduction of the third-generation A-Class in 2012 that sales figures really began to soar thanks to a combination of that car’s more conventional design…
When the original BMW 1 Series arrived on the scene in 2004 it stood out from rival compact executive cars for being rear-wheel drive. The same is true of the second-generation 1 Series, known as the F20, which arrived in 2011 and is the subject of our latest CarGurus Used Car Video review. Continue reading…
The Audi A4 is a hugely popular choice of used car, with buyers loving its upmarket image and refined driving manners. Continue reading >>>
The Nissan Juke was at the forefront of the trend for supermini-sized crossovers that combined low running costs with tough, SUV-like styling. It’s no surprise therefore that it’s been a hit with buyers, whether they’re in the market for a new car or a used one. Continue reading >>>
The Vauxhall Astra is one of the UK’s most popular family cars, a position it has held since the original went on sale in the 1980s. No wonder then that it’s also in plentiful supply on the used car market, spanning several generations and body styles. Continue reading >>>
The Fiat 500 demonstrates just how successful retro-themed motoring can be. When it was launched in 2007 (50 years to the day since the launch of the original Fiat 500), it showed just how successfully an old but much-loved design could be reimagined for modern buyers, combing vintage charm and cheekiness with the kind of…
It might look like a thoroughbred SUV, but the first generation BMW X1 can actually trace its root to back to a 3 Series Touring. What that means in terms of interior space, running costs and common problems is the subject of the latest CarGurus Used Car Video review. Continue reading >>>
Since being relaunched by BMW in 2001 the MINI brand has been an incredible success. For that you can thank the way it combines the sense of cheeky fun you’d expect of a classic Mini with modern standards of build quality, safety and reliability. Continue reading >>>
If you’re in the market for a small car there’s a good chance the Volkswagen Polo is on your shortlist. After all, alongside the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa it is a regular fixture in the list of the UK’s best selling cars, with a mixture of practicality, affordability and build quality that buyers find…
Our latest Used Car Review is dedicated to the BMW 5 Series, and in particular the sixth-generation model, known as the F10. Built between 2010 and 2016 it was sold in saloon and Touring (estate) forms and with a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains. Continue reading >>>
Having a car that is spacious and versatile is essential if you’ve got a young family to transport. And there are few that fit the bill better than the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, for here is a seven-seat people carrier that has been designed with families firmly in mind, from its comfortable ride and big…
It is not difficult to see why the Renault Clio is one of the best selling used cars in the UK. After all, it’s been around since 1990s, meaning there’s a vast number of examples on the used market from which to choose. Continue reading >>>
It might be one of the most popular first cars going, but don’t let that make you think a Vauxhall Corsa doesn’t also still hold some appeal for people who have chalked up their fair share of experience behind the wheel. Continue reading >>>
The subject of our latest used car video review, the Audi Q5, has been a huge success for its German maker, capitalising on motorists’ seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs. Continue reading >>>
The first thing you need to do when considering a used Audi A3 is decide what body style best suits your needs. There’s certainly no shortage to choose from, with three-door and five hatchbacks, four-door saloon, and two-door Cabriolet all available. Continue reading >>>
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class features in the latest instalment of our regular used car review series. Filmed at top-rated car supermarket Fords of Winsford, we narrowed down our search to an 18,000-mile C250d Sport from 2015, which we then used as a basis to show how the C-Class fares for practicality, what it’s dashboard layout is like…
When the original Nissan Qashqai arrived on the scene at the end of 2006 it kickstarted a revolution in the way people thought about family transport. Here was a car that offered all of the space and much of the stylistic appeal of an SUV, but with the low purchase price and running costs of…
With the Ford Fiesta being the most popular new car in the UK it also means there’s an excellent supply of used examples for sale, as you can see by browsing through the CarGurus listings. Continue reading >>>
This time we take you for a look around the luxurious and very desirable Range Rover Sport. Continue reading >>>
In the first of a new series of videos we take you for a look around the extremely popular BMW F30 3 Series. Continue reading >>>
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