Car reviews and road tests
The Volvo V50 Estate 1.6D DRIVe Start/Stop has incredibly low emissions of just 104 g/km CO2, which is certainly class-leading for an estate of this size.
The Renault Megane Coupe 1.5 dCi 86 is a good-looking car that also manages 64.2 mpg, along with emissions of just 115 g/km CO2, so is this the best green coupe?
The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion 2 1.6 TDI manages 64.2 mpg, emits 114 g/km CO2, and has a range of almost 1000 miles on one tank, so is this the ultimate efficient saloon car?
The Peugeot 207 Economique is another ‘eco’ model, and with emissions of 99 g/km CO2 you’d imagine it would be class-leading, but unfortunately there are a number of competitors with emissions of 98 g/km or less; so is it still a worthy contender?
The new SEAT Leon Ecomotive is the latest 99 g/km CO2 family hatchback to join the party, so why should you choose the Leon over its competitors?
The Fiat Panda Cross delivers 54.3 mpg with emissions of just 136 g/km CO2, making it the most economical 4×4 you can buy, but is it also capable off-road?
At last, we have an efficient, sporty hybrid in the form of the Honda CR-Z – but is it as much fun as a sports car should be?
The Icelandic volcano ensured there were no planes in the sky, and public transport was booked to bursting point, so was the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer ecoFLEX the best way to travel to Edinburgh?
The new BMW 320d EfficientDynamics brings incredibly low emissions to the premium executive car sector, emitting just 109 g/km CO2, equating to 68.9 mpg; these are figures that many superminis struggle to get close to.
Seven-seat MPVs aren’t renowned for being the greenest, the most desirable or the most exciting cars to drive, so can the new Peugeot 5008 re-write the rules?