Car reviews and road tests
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.
The Skoda Karoq is a compact SUV – the type of car that everyone wants – and it’s good to drive, efficient, practical, and affordable.
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 provides another reminder that diesel engines are efficient for long motorway journeys.
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…
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 it?
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, should you consider this car if you want to save money on fuel?
The government and mass media don’t want you to buy diesels, and plug-in petrol hybrid SUVs offer poor economy in real-world driving, so, with no choice of affordable all-electric SUVs, this is what you’re left with: petrol – in this case, in the form of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
The Citroen C4 Cactus offers the potential of good economy in diesel form, but the character of the first-generation Cactus has been watered down in this latest model.
The SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS 6-speed manual offers fun, efficiency and practicality – all at an affordable price.
The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace offers more space and an extra two seats compared to the standard Tiguan; with a petrol powertrain, is it the ideal choice for the school run?