Car reviews and road tests
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been revised for 2019 and it’s now more economical thanks to a larger battery and new petrol engine – and it’s also better to drive.
The Volvo V60 is a very desirable car; it looks good on the outside, and it has a modern and stylish interior environment – the question is whether you opt for this D4 diesel powertrain.
The Hyundai KONA Electric is a game changer: it offers a 279 mile electric range for £30,000 – and it’s excellent to drive.
The Mazda6 Tourer is well designed, inside and out, it’s practical, it has a good performance/efficiency balance, it’s refined and it drives well – but we wish it shared the MX-5’s rear-wheel drive handling…
The BMW i8 has received a range of mid-life tweaks, and it remains the only car on sale that looks and drives like a supercar, can cover 34 miles on electric power, and has an official fuel economy figure of 150mpg.
The Dacia Duster offers a lot of car for the £13,000 price tag, and despite having a 4×4-style body with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, it proved to be surprisingly economical, matching its WLTP economy figure in real-world driving.
The Range Rover Si4 P400e PHEV is a 100mpg Range Rover: it can drive on zero tailpipe emission electric power for up to 31 miles, and it can still drive up a mountain…
The Kia Stinger 2.2 CRDi GT-Line S combines a fantastic driving experience with comfort, space and good economy on long journeys.
The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid is very efficient, with the potential of low running costs, it has a practical body style, and is relatively affordable.
The Jaguar E-PACE is a more compact version of the F-PACE, and in diesel manual front-wheel drive form, delivers an economical – and a comfortable – driving experience on long journeys.