Car reviews and road tests
The new BMW 2 Series Coupe focuses on driver appeal, but you’ll have to decide whether you want the ultimate driver’s car, the M235i, or the economy choice, the 220d, which is capable of 64.2mpg.
The new Peugeot 308 aims to move Peugeot more upmarket, and the car is certainly very refined; if you like a minimalistic and technology-laden interior then this may be the car for you.
The Peugeot 2008 is a small ‘urban crossover’ that has an official economy figure of 70.6mpg and it can even cope in slippery conditions despite being just front-wheel drive.
The Volkswagen e-up! is a fully electric version of the up!, meaning that it needs no petrol and has no tailpipe emissions, and despite its extra weight, it’s also better to drive than the petrol up!
The new Honda Civic Tourer is quite possibly one of the brand’s best cars yet – it looks good, it’s spacious, it drives well, and with 74.3mpg and 99g/km CO2, it’s economical. We even tried the BTCC version of the Tourer on the track.
The new Honda CR-V is capable in most areas, it’s spacious, it looks better than the previous generation model, and in particular the new 1.6-litre diesel engine is very economical.
The 2014 Range Rover Evoque is available with a new 9-speed automatic transmission which results in an combined economy figure of 48.7mpg for the four-wheel drive 190PS diesel model – and it’s very capable off-road as we discovered; read our review and watch the video.
The Jaguar XF is now available with emissions of just 129g/km CO2, equating to 57.7mpg, which is impressive for a car that looks and feels like a luxury sports saloon.
The Skoda Octavia looks upmarket, it represents good value for the amount of space it offers, and with the 1.6-litre TDI engine theres also the promise of 74.3mpg.
The Range Rover Evoque is a now familiar sight on our roads, however many people still arent aware that a front-wheel drive eD4 57.6mpg version is available so should you consider this over the four-wheel drive model?