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.

reviewNissan Micra Nissan Micra REVIEW

The Nissan Micra is a big improvement on the old model in areas including styling, interior quality and the driving experience, but how does it…

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reviewNissan Juke DIG-T 115 Nissan Juke Tekna DIG-T 115 REVIEW

The Nissan Juke Tekna DIG-T looks funky and it’s still fun to drive, but it’s been around for a while now, so should you still…

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reviewVolvo XC60 Twin Engine T8 Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine Review

Despite its official 134.5mpg NEDC economy figure, thanks to its combined power output of 407hp, the Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine is more of a…

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reviewSuzuki Ignis Suzuki Ignis Review

The Suzuki Ignis, featuring a mild hybrid system, is light, efficient and fun; with four-wheel drive, it’s a really capable – and interesting – all-rounder….

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reviewMercedes-Benz E 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Estate Mercedes-Benz E 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Estate Review

The Mercedes-Benz E 220 d 4MATIC Estate has a diesel rather than a petrol or plug-in hybrid powertrain, so can this possibly be the recommended…

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reviewMercedes-Benz E 350e Mercedes-Benz E 350 e AMG LINE Saloon Review

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid offers the promise of 134.5mpg and zero emission capability in an executive saloon with the Mercedes badge. Model/Engine…

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reviewToyota Prius Plug-in Toyota Prius Plug-in Review

The new 283mpg, 22g/km CO2 Toyota Prius Plug-in is less of a car and more of a machine designed for ultimate efficiency. Model/Engine size: Toyota Prius…

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reviewKia Rio Kia Rio Review

The Kia Rio, in diesel form, used to be one of the most economical cars on sale; is diesel still the engine you should choose…

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reviewVolvo XC60 Volvo XC60 Review

The new Volvo XC60 brings a sense of Swedish calmness to the mid-size SUV sector, but do you go for the petrol, diesel or plug-in…

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reviewMINI Cooper D Countryman MINI Cooper D Countryman Review

The new MINI Countryman is larger and more refined than the last model, and the Cooper D offers decent economy, but is the sense of…

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reviewBMW 520d BMW 520d Review

The new BMW 520d offers executive class travel with economy of 68.9mpg and emissions of just 108g/km CO2; diesels have their advantages. Model/Engine size: BMW 520d…

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reviewTesla Model X Tesla Model X Review

Tesla brings more disruptive technology to the car industry with the Model X 90D all-electric, all-wheel drive SUV, with a range of 303 miles, 155mph…

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