The Vauxhall Viva is cheap to buy and run, but it struggles out of town.
£8,595 - £9,995
The Ford S-MAX is a stylish people carrier that’s spacious and comfortable. It’s good to drive and hard to beat.
£24,795 - £33,345
For the money, the Skoda Superb hatchback offers more equipment, space and comfort than almost any other car.
£19,060 - £35,165
The Honda Jazz is an incredibly practical hatchback that's easy to drive.
£13,495 - £17,705
The latest Volkswagen Touran isn’t the most exciting car in the class, but it’s an immensely practical and accomplished MPV nonetheless.
£22,270 - £31,535
The Hyundai Tucson is a mid-sized SUV that successfully mixes style, value and practicality.
£18,995 - £32,700
For a little extra money, the Audi A1 Sportback offers even greater versatility than the three-door A1. It's been treated to an update recently, too.
£15,150 - £23,450
The new Kia Sportage is a real contender in the mid-size crossover class. It’s high-quality and spacious, while the seven-year warranty is tempting, too.
£17,995 - £31,645
A practical city car with inoffensive styling and a big boot, the Suzuki Celerio doesn’t set hearts racing, but may win them over with plenty of interior space crammed into its modest dimensions.
£6,999 - £9,799
The Q30 is Infiniti's latest attempt to crack the premium market. It's a stylish, comfortable and well equipped hatchback.
£20,550 - £31,935