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Used Lexus RX review

Used Lexus RX review

Toyota was the first maker to put a petrol-electric hybrid car into UK showrooms, when the original Prius arrived in 1997. Since then the company has sold some 13 million hybrids, dominating the market globally, so it was inevitable that Toyota’s luxury division would also […]

Volkswagen ID.3 vs Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen ID.3 vs Volkswagen e-Golf

If you’re still one of those who doubts the future of electric mobility, then the forthcoming Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback should be enough to push you over the line. That’s our conclusion after a short drive in a prototype of the new model around Wolfsburg recently. And just to confirm this […]

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

Despite the world looking for ways to deal with the imminent threat of catastrophic climate change, more and more buyers are choosing SUVs as their family cars. These models emit more CO2 and use more fuel than a smaller hatchback equivalent, because they’re generally larger […]

New Audi Q7 facelift adds mild-hybrid powertrain

New Audi Q7 facelift adds mild-hybrid powertrain

Audi has revised the Q7 SUV for 2019, by introducing a host of styling tweaks, a range of new mild-hybrid powertrains and a honed chassis set-up. The design updates for the seven-seater include a reworked grille, fresh front and rear bumpers, new side sills and chrome trim for the tailgate, […]

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace

You might have expected premium brands like Audi to have led the charge with electric-vehicle development, but the German firm has taken a surprisingly long time to launch an all-electric product. Now Audi has turned the taps on, though, and it’s here with its first […]

Mazda 3 vs Ford Focus vs Volkswagen Golf

Mazda 3 vs Ford Focus vs Volkswagen Golf

The fight for first place in the family hatchback class is massively important in the UK. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are the second and third best-selling cars so far this year in Britain; these […]

Hyundai i30 Fastback N vs Skoda Octavia vRS Challenge

Hyundai i30 Fastback N vs Skoda Octavia vRS Challenge

Hyundai launched its i30 N hot hatch in 2017 and the car immediately made a splash, upsetting the status quo and ruffling the feathers of models such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Peugeot 308 GTi. In top Performance spec, however, the Korean hot hatch […]

Toyota Camry vs Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport vs Skoda Superb

Toyota Camry vs Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport vs Skoda Superb

Family saloons used to be at the very heart of the automotive industry, but fashions change and now everyone wants an SUV instead. The new Toyota Camry – a big family four-door car that’s also reintroducing the Japanese brand’s famous nameplate back into the UK […]

DS 3 Crossback vs MINI Countryman

DS 3 Crossback vs MINI Countryman

How do you establish a new premium car brand? That’s a question the PSA Group is continually attempting to answer with its infant DS brand, which is only just starting to find its feet after a tricky start as a rebadging of a Citroen supermini […]

Volvo S60 vs BMW 3 Series

Volvo S60 vs BMW 3 Series

Volvo has been busy growing its SUV range in recent years with a string of superb models, but the Swedish brand isn’t leaving its roots behind. Despite SUVs being trendy at the moment, some buyers still prefer estate cars (such as the V60, which showed […]