Car reviews and road tests

Green Car Guide has carried out all its own road tests since 2006, in order to focus primarily on a vehicle’s efficiency, including real-world fuel economy/electric range, and how good the car is to drive, along with many other areas such as how practical it is, does it represent good value for money? If the vehicle is designed for off-road use, then we’ll test it off-road. And all of the images you see here are our own photographs of the actual cars that we’ve tested.

reviewKia Niro PHEV Kia Niro Plug-in DCT 6-speed Review

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. Model/Engine…

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reviewJaguar E-PACE Jaguar E-PACE 150PS Diesel S Review

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 –…

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reviewMINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S Review

The MINI Hatch has had a mid-life refresh; there’s not a huge amount of change, but perhaps that doesn’t matter, as this was a fun and…

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reviewBMW X2 BMW X2 xDrive20d M Sport Review

The BMW X2 is a lower and sportier version of the X1, and even in all-wheel drive xDrive form, the 2-litre diesel model is reasonably efficient…

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reviewVolvo S90 T8 Twin Engine Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine R-Design Pro REVIEW

The Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine offers an amazingly refined and comfortable motorway driving experience, with the potential of decent economy, and also excellent performance….

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reviewLexus RC 300h Lexus RC 300h F Sport Review

The Lexus RC 300h F Sport aims to combine a rear-wheel drive coupe with an efficient hybrid powertrain; two of the results that it delivers are…

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reviewMercedes-Benz A-Class Mercedes-Benz A 180d Sport 7G-DCT Review

If you’re impressed by the latest technology, you’ll probably love the new Mercedes Benz A-Class; and in 180d form, it’s also economical. Model/Engine size: Mercedes-Benz A…

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reviewSkoda Karoq Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150PS SE L Review

The Skoda Karoq is a compact SUV – the type of car that everyone wants – and it’s good to drive, efficient, practical, and affordable. Model/Engine…

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reviewAudi Q5 Audi Q5 Review 2.0 TDI quattro 190PS S line

The Audi Q5 has lots going for it: it’s an SUV, it has the usual Audi traits of refinement and an upmarket interior environment, and it…

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reviewHyundai i30 Fastback Hyundai i30 Fastback 1.4 Petrol T-GDi Review

The Hyundai i30 Fastback looks good, drives well, it’s reasonably economical, and relatively affordable – in fact we really can’t find anything to complain about… Model/Engine…

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reviewMitsubishi Eclipse Cross MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS REVIEW

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, in front wheel-drive manual form, offers a lower cost SUV ownership option than the all-wheel drive CVT version – so should you consider…

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reviewHonda Civic Diesel Honda Civic Diesel Review

The Honda Civic Diesel offers highly impressive official combined economy of 81 mpg, so despite the blanket demonisation of diesel in many areas of the media,…

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