Great looks, terrific handling and a luxurious interior make the Jaguar XF one of the most desirable executive cars on sale.
£32,300 - £49,945
The Fiat 500X is a funky-looking, cheap-to-run and good-to-drive compact SUV, although high-spec versions are quite pricey.
£14,595 - £25,845
“With up to eight seats, the Mercedes V-Class is a big, luxury MPV with a price tag to match.”
£45,875 - £47,550
"The new Audi A4 is the best version of this model yet and a real contender for the compact executive class crown."
£25,900 - £38,950
This latest BMW 7 Series gives its chief rival the Mercedes S-Class a real run for its money – something that hasn't always been true of previous versions.
£64,530 - £79,970
The Vauxhall Corsa VXR is a small hot hatch that is a true rival to the Fiesta ST. It's powerful and better value than the Ford, but its rival clinches it on driving entertainment.
£9,495 - £18,375
The Renault Kadjar is a very stylish and economical alternative to the Nissan Qashqai or Mazda CX-5.
£17,995 - £26,295
The Honda HR-V is a stylish crossover SUV that faces a whole raft of very impressive rivals. Due to the soaring popularity of cars like this, the HR-V's competition includes the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur.
£17,995 - £24,945
The BMW X1 is a premium compact SUV and the smallest off-roader in the brand's range. The term ‘compact’ is a bit deceptive here, however: although it's 15mm shorter than its predecessor, it's also 53mm taller and 23mm wider. It's also styled more like an SUV than the previous model, which just looked like a high-riding 3 Series estate.
£26,930 - £36,210
The Vauxhall Astra was never a class-leader. It always used to lose out to popular alternatives such as the brilliant Ford Focus and the perennial Volkswagen Golf. But this latest iteration of the model is so much better than it used to be, that its fortunes might be about to change. We're really impressed with the way the Astra drives, the immense practicality of the passenger compartment and the boot, and even the way it looks. We at Carbuyer reckon the 2015 Vauxhall Astra might be about to overtake the competition and become the very best in its category.
£15,295 - £23,520