Best hatchbacks to buy now 2019

We’ve selected our top ten best family hatchbacks from the seemingly endless range of models on offer so you don’t have to.

Of all the cars on the road, family hatchbacks have one of the hardest jobs. They have to be reliable, spacious enough for a family, easy to park, cheap to run and buy, and have a great safety rating.

Yet, the best hatchbacks also need to cater for a range of drivers, often coming in a wide range of formats, including automatic, manual, petrol, diesel and, more Continue reading “Best hatchbacks to buy now 2019”

The quietest cars on sale 2019

Hushed refinement is the order of the day with our list of 10 of the quietest cars for sale in the UK in 2019

There are plenty of cars for sale that offer driving thrills and excitement, but what do you buy if you want to take things easy? Sometimes you don’t want a car with raw responses and the kind driving most motorists do on our traffic-clogged, potholed roads is often more suited to the relaxed approach anyway. If you want the quietest experience possible when driving, you’ve come to Continue reading “The quietest cars on sale 2019”

Best-selling cars in the UK 2019

Ford has had a great start to 2019 with the Fiesta and the Focus taking the top two spots in January

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed the top ten best-selling cars in the UK for January 2019.

2018’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta, retained its spot at the top of the charts with 5,399 registrations, beating the Ford Focus into second place by just over a 1,000 sales.

• World Car of the Year 2019 top ten announced

161,013 new cars hit the road, Continue reading “Best-selling cars in the UK 2019”

Concept cars: the greatest concept car designs of all time

Concept cars are where the car industry lets its imagination run wild. We pick out the greatest ever concepts…

Concept cars. They’re not for sale, and a lot of them aren’t even able to move under their own power. Yet the concept car is a vital asset to the car makers that build them. They can showcase a new design direction for a company, or reveal future technology that will reach production in later years. Either way, the reveal of a concept car can be just as exciting as the Continue reading “Concept cars: the greatest concept car designs of all time”

Cheap cars 2019: the cheapest new cars on sale now

There are lots of cheap cars on sale today, but do bargain prices represent value for money?

The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ is normally used to imply that apparent bargains aren’t necessarily all they’re cracked up to be. Most of us have been stung by something that looked like a great deal, but turned out to be nothing of the sort. And when it comes to cheap cars the same pitfalls can apply, so is there anything to be learned to avoid making a disastrous purchase? Or do the Continue reading “Cheap cars 2019: the cheapest new cars on sale now”

Best fast family cars 2019

Having a family shouldn't limit you to a boring estate or people carrier – here's our top 10 fast family cars

Having a family can spell havoc for your dreams of owning a fast car. Suddenly, power and handling don’t matter as much as practicality, safety, and economy. Thoughts of blasts down twisty B-roads are replaced by thoughts of child seats and sippy cups, and so for lots of people, it means hanging up the keys to that sports car and shelling out for a boring family bus.

But Continue reading “Best fast family cars 2019”

Best diesel cars 2019

Covering all the bases, here's our view on the best diesel cars to have on your shortlist if you're buying a car in 2019

Diesel engines have come in for a lot of criticism lately, and as a result sales have been sliding. But visions of diesel cars pumping out toxic gases and polluting the atmosphere are rather wide of the mark, because the latest diesel cars are cleaner than ever. Yes, they do pollute, but anti-diesel campaigners are placing the focus on the wrong type of diesel, Continue reading “Best diesel cars 2019”

The fastest road cars in the world 2019

Join the 200mph+ club, as we round up the fastest road cars on sale in 2019

In the past, if you wanted a fast car, you’d need something expensive and rare that could hit 200mph. But with the Koenigsegg Agera RS clocking 277.9mph to be the fastest production car on sale in 2019, 200mph is merely seen as just another figure to pass on the way to truly astronomical speeds.

The Agera RS is the latest in a long line of speed machines to set a new record. It added another 20mph to the top speed Continue reading “The fastest road cars in the world 2019”

Fastest SUVs in the world 2019

We run through the fastest 4x4s and SUVs on sale in the UK

SUVs and 4x4s aren’t usually considered well suited to the job of going fast, so you might think that even the quickest would have modest performance figures. Car manufacturers, of course, have other ideas and in recent years they’ve been hard at work building a succession of performance SUVs that possess blistering pa Continue reading “Fastest SUVs in the world 2019”