Car reviews and road tests
The new MINI Clubman aims to offer all the fun of a MINI Hatch but with extra space, and it has achieved a Beating Spirit real-life fuel economy record.
The Renault Kadjar looks good, drives well, and has excellent official and real-life economy; overall it’s an appealing package apart from a few details that let it down.
The Skoda Superb, especially in 4×4 Estate guise, is an excellent all-rounder, offering lots of space and secure high speed cruising – and better than expected real-life fuel economy.
The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the latest plug-in hybrid to hit the market – it’s a 2.3 tonne petrol 4×4 promising 134.5mpg – can that really be possible?
The Ford S-MAX has been a highly popular 7-seater with families for a number of years – does the latest model push it any further ahead of its competitors?
With the addition of four-wheel drive, raised ride height and off-road styling, does the SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE end up as an interesting, practical and efficient car?
The Honda HR-V enters the increasingly crowded ‘sub-compact’ crossover sector – does it have the differentiation needed to stand out from the crowd?
Suzuki claims that the Celerio breaks new ground for city cars by offering more interior and boot space than rivals but with the same compact footprint, and at launch it also lays claim to being the most efficient petrol car on sale, but do either live up to scrutiny?
The all-electric Renault ZOE must surely be the perfect car for city driving, and the latest version is advertised as having a 149 mile range – but is that the case in real-life driving?
The Volvo V60 Cross Country may look like a 4×4, but it’s not – so you get the benefits of the crossover image together with the fuel-saving efficiency of front-wheel drive.