In-depth reviews

BMW M5 Competition F90 review
BMW M5 Competition 2020 Front Quarter
BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 Competition F90 review

The BMW M5 is now only available in Competition trim in the UK, but this is no bad thing as it remains a finer-honed version of the standard M5
18 Mar 2022
Genesis G70 review
Genesis G70 front tracking
Genesis

Genesis G70 review

With its flawed execution there’s still some way to go for the G70, but it’s a fresh take on a classic recipe and on the right track
23 Feb 2022
Jaguar F-Pace review
Jaguar F-Pace - front tracking
Jaguar F-Pace SUV

Jaguar F-Pace review

The F-Pace has always looked and driven better than most of its rivals. Now it has the interior and tech to match, too
22 Feb 2022
Lexus LC500 review
Lexus LC500 MY21 - front
Lexus LC

Lexus LC500 review

Charismatic, challenging, distinctive and above all fun to drive – the LC500 is a triumph that shows up more expensive and extroverted rivals
18 Feb 2022
Porsche Taycan review
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan review

The Taycan steers better, accelerates harder and is built better than the competition, but its weight ultimately undoes its claim as a sports car
15 Feb 2022

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S review
Mercedes-AMG E63 S 2022 – front cornering
Mercedes E63 AMG

Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

The new Mercedes-AMG E63 S isn’t just a German four-door muscle car – it’s exciting, edgy and captivating too
11 Feb 2022
BMW M3 Competition review – still the benchmark performance saloon?
BMW M3 Comp (test) – compressions 2
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition review – still the benchmark performance saloon?

It’s bigger and heavier than before, and is now auto-only. So can it copy the new M4’s trick of still being fun to drive? You bet it can
8 Feb 2022
Audi A3 review – the original premium hatch reborn
Audi A3
Audi A3

Audi A3 review – the original premium hatch reborn

The Audi A3 is now perilously close to losing its premium status in a competitive hatchback market
2 Feb 2022
Audi R8 review
Audi R8 coupe

Audi R8 review

Standard or Performance, coupe or Spyder – the current R8 is a quality, exciting and thoroughly involving supercar
2 Feb 2022
Volkswagen Golf R review – has the hottest VW still got it?
evo Volkswagen Golf R PP – front cornering
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R review – has the hottest VW still got it?

Undercooked and irritating in equal measure, the Mk8 Golf R’s execution is found wanting, and it’s a loss for the class
24 Jan 2022
Range Rover review (L405, 2012-2021) – verdict, specs and rivals
Range Rover SUV

Range Rover review (L405, 2012-2021) – verdict, specs and rivals

The modern Range Rover continues to define the luxury SUV just as its ancestors did, and despite strong rivals is still something special
21 Jan 2022
Tesla Model 3 review – an enthusiast's guide to the popular electric car
Tesla Model 3 rear slide
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 review – an enthusiast's guide to the popular electric car

Can the Tesla Model 3 really be a willing alternative to a typical executive car? It makes a great go at it, but there are compromises.
21 Jan 2022
Hyundai i30 N review – verdict, prices and rivals
Hyundai i30 N 22 – nose
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N review – verdict, prices and rivals

Updated i30 N’s small tweaks yield big results, making this the hot hatch of the moment
19 Jan 2022
Mercedes C-class review – BMW 3-series rival strikes back
Mercedes-Benz C-class – 2022 front tracking
Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-class review – BMW 3-series rival strikes back

Concrete evidence that long-standing engineering garners excellent results. The C-class has never been better
13 Jan 2022
Renault Mégane RS review – the last stand for an iconic moniker
Megane RS Trophy 2022 – nose driving
Renault Megane RS hatchback

Renault Mégane RS review – the last stand for an iconic moniker

The current Renault Mégane RS might only just be clinging to life, but in recently updated form it’s a better all-round hot hatch than ever
11 Jan 2022
Subaru BRZ (2012 - 2021) review – can it match the Mazda MX-5?
Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ (2012 - 2021) review – can it match the Mazda MX-5?

Blessed with an excellent, involving chassis, but feeble engine and poor tyres prevent the BRZ from achieving greatness
1 Dec 2021
Porsche 718 Boxster review – drop-top still shows the competition how it’s done
Porsche 718 Boxster PDK – front cornering
Porsche Boxster convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster review – drop-top still shows the competition how it’s done

The four-pots are disappointing, but with a six in the middle this is about as good as cars get
11 Nov 2021
​Porsche Macan review – still the high performance SUV benchmark
Porsche Macan S MY21 – front cornering
Porsche Macan SUV

​Porsche Macan review – still the high performance SUV benchmark

Recently updated, the Porsche Macan is still the class champion and unlike most rivals a genuinely captivating drive
3 Nov 2021
Mercedes-AMG A45 S review
AMG A45 S review
Mercedes-AMG A45

Mercedes-AMG A45 S review

The A45 proves Mercedes-AMG has found the formula for not just a fast hot hatchback, but a genuinely involving one
29 Oct 2021
Ford Fiesta ST review – super supermini still appeals, especially in Edition trim
Fiesta ST Edition – rear cornering
Ford Fiesta ST hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST review – super supermini still appeals, especially in Edition trim

A class stalwart, maybe, but the Fiesta ST drives with real enthusiasm, engagement and sophistication
25 Oct 2021
Toyota GR Yaris review – the modern homologation special at its very best
2021 Toyota GR Yaris black - header
Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris review – the modern homologation special at its very best

Toyota’s new road-going rally special is a great driver’s car of the type we worried we’d never see again. It’s a little gem.
15 Oct 2021
​Skoda Superb review – sensible family car still a brilliant buy
Skoda Superb 2021 – Combi front tracking
Skoda Superb saloon

​Skoda Superb review – sensible family car still a brilliant buy

The large hatchback and estate aren’t cool: fact. But the Skoda Superb is a great car in spite of it
14 Oct 2021
Lamborghini Huracán Evo review
Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD – rear tracking
Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini Huracán Evo review

Intense, charismatic and far more resolved than its former self, the Evo is a brilliant supercar dominated by that superb V10 engine
17 Aug 2021
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review LCI – front quarter
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review

It was designed to take on the BMW M3, but stole our hearts along the way – the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is masterpiece
28 Jul 2021
Honda Civic Type R review
Honda Civic Type R GT MY21 – front
Honda Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type R review

The Civic Type R is one of the most alluring performance cars on sale regardless of price
20 Jul 2021
VW Up GTI review
VW Up GTI - Front
Volkswagen Up GTI hatchback

VW Up GTI review

It might be the entry-level car in Volkswagen’s GTI range, but the Up GTI has masses of charm
16 Jun 2021
​SEAT Leon Cupra (2014-2021) review - more excitement than a Golf GTI?
SEAT Leon Cupra hatchback

​SEAT Leon Cupra (2014-2021) review - more excitement than a Golf GTI?

The SEAT Leon Cupra is at the end of its lifespan, but has only become better with age
10 Jun 2021
Kia Stinger GT S review
Kia Stinger GT-S MY21 – front cornering closer
Kia Stinger GT

Kia Stinger GT S review

There are few more distinctive cars on the road, and the GT S continues to entertain and engage, despite its flaws
3 Jun 2021
Audi Q5 review
Audi Q5 2021 – header
Audi Q5

Audi Q5 review

The updated Q5 does what it says on the tin. Well built, dependable, solid to drive, but for an edgier SUV look elsewhere
13 May 2021
Land Rover Defender review
Land Rover Defender PHEV – front tracking
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender review

The new Defender isn’t a typical evo car, but it's something we’d gladly have sat in the garage next to one
8 Apr 2021
Bentley Continental GT review
Bentley Continental GT review – front quarter
Bentley Continental GT coupe

Bentley Continental GT review

The Bentley Continental GT is not just an excellent cruiser, but now one with real ability, poise and even some engagement
10 Mar 2021
Jaguar XF review
Jaguar XF my21 front
Jaguar XF saloon

Jaguar XF review

The XF’s impressive chassis is now joined by a plush new interior and slick tech, but powertrains remain a significant weakness 
22 Feb 2021
Range Rover Sport review
Range Rover Sport red
Range Rover Sport SUV

Range Rover Sport review

A strong combination of full-size Range Rover elements in a more attainable package, but objectively it’s no class-leader
11 Feb 2021
Lexus RC F review
Lexus RC F front
Lexus RC F

Lexus RC F review

The Lexus RC F might seem old fashioned, but its recipe still holds lots of appeal
10 Feb 2021