2016 Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX

On test: Honda HR-V DTEC EX

Small crossovers as a group aren't exactly known for being spacious. None of them are especially so; indeed, mother nature has not yet devised a creature that will comfortably fit in the back seats of a Nissan ... please read on ......
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi 134bhp SRi Nav

On test: Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi

The Vauxhall Astra has always been hugely popular, thanks to a diverse model range and keen pricing. But its rarely been in contention for best-in-class honours among its mid-size hatchback competitors. It's... please read on ......
Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi First Edition

On Test: Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi

Two middle-aged blokes wander up to the car, just after I've parked up. They know exactly what it is and the questions start to flow: what engine does it have, how does it drive, how much does it cost and so on. I unlock it to let them have a poke around. Afte... please read on ......
2016 Volvo XC90 review

On Test: Volvo XC90 D5

There's an old cliche in car reviews, one I've been known to use myself on occasion, that a given car's rear seats 'have plenty of room for six footers'. Volvo makes some big claims about just how much space... please read on ......
Review Peugeot 208 BlueHDi 100

On Test: Peugeot 208 BlueHDi 100

We couldn't have chosen a worse day to go on a near 500-mile trip in the Peugeot 208, heading straight into the teeth of Storm Desmond. And yet we couldn't have chosen a better day to go on a near 500-mile trip... please read on ......
Driven: Fiat 500X

On Test: Fiat 500X 1.6 Multijet

The original Fiat 500 is one of the great icons of motoring history, up there with the Beetle and Mini. It got Italy and much else of the world moving after World War Two and remains massively popular on the classic car scene. The 500 was relaunched in 2007... please read on ......
Vauxhall Corsa review

On Test: Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T

The Vauxhall SRi badge has a rather illustrious history being attached to some of the quicker variants of Vauxhalls over the decades. Sadly nowadays the SRi badge doesn’t have the same significance that it used... please read on ......
Mazda MX5 review

Quick Spin: Mazda MX-5 1.5

James drives the all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 to find out if, after a quarter of a century, it's still as pure a driving experience as the original. And he discovers what effect top-down motoring has on his hair. M... please read on ......