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.

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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reviewAlfa Romeo Stelvio Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

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…

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reviewCitroen C4 Cactus Citroen C4 Cactus Review

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…

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reviewSEAT Arona SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS Review

The SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS 6-speed manual offers fun, efficiency and practicality – all at an affordable price. Model/Engine size: SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI…

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reviewVolkswagen Tiguan Allspace Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI 2WD Review

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…

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reviewVolkswagen Polo Volkswagen Polo SE 1.0-litre 65PS Review

The Volkswagen Polo sits on a refined platform, and the 65PS model as tested promises low running costs. Model/Engine size: Volkswagen Polo SE 1.0-litre 65PS 5-speed…

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reviewKia Sportage Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-3 AWD Auto Review

Car buyers seem to like the styling of the Kia Sportage, along with its SUV practicality, and it’s also reasonable value for the space that…

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reviewNissan LEAF 2018 Nissan LEAF 2018 Review

The new Nissan LEAF has more mainstream styling and a longer driving range compared to the previous model, together with all of the usual benefits…

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reviewVolvo XC40 Volvo XC40 D4 AWD Review

The Volvo XC40 offers stylish and individual design, an upmarket interior environment, and high levels of refinement and comfort – all in a practical, compact…

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reviewBMW i3s BMW i3s Review

The new BMW i3s aims to provide more of a sporty driving experience compared to the regular i3; the rear-wheel drive chassis and innovative design…

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