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Peugeot 208 (2016) road test review

Is the stylish 208 better than a Fiesta?

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2016) road test review

If you want a RAV4 with 4WD, the new Hybrid is your only option...

Subaru BRZ (2016) road test review

The B in BRZ stands for Boxer, but it could so easily be Balance. The Subaru BRZ – or Boxer Rear-wheel-drive Zenith – is one of the most finely balanced cars you can buy, both...

Vauxhall Astra (2015) road test review

We drive the 2015 Vauxhall Astra Elite Nav, powered by the all-new 1.4-litre turbocharged engine. It's an impressive thing.

MG3 (2015) road test review

How does MG’s supermini fare in the Motoring Research Two-Minute Road Test?

Subaru Levorg (2015) road test review

Choices are so overrated, which is why the Subaru Levorg is available with one engine, one transmission and one trim level. But is it any good?

Skoda Citigo Monte CarIo (2015) road test review

We review the Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo to see if it can offer junior hot hatch thrills on a budget

Honda Jazz (2015) road test review

The Honda Jazz has always been more mini-MPV than traditional supermini. This third-generation car, launched in 2015, doesn’t mess with a highly successful formula. Its ‘one-box’ shape equates to class-leading interior space and versatility. And you can expect outstanding reliability, too – past versions are among the most dependable cars on the road.

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (2015) road test review

We join A Street Car Named Hyundai – a hydrogen-powered ix35 Fuel Cell taking 650,000 pictures of London

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