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Vauxhall Adam hatchback

If you like the MINI and Fiat 500, then the Vauxhall Adam could be for you. Vauxhall has taken a slightly more modern approach, with the supermini Adam closer to the Audi A1 than the more retro MINIs – but crucially, it's cheaper than both. Key to this type of car is personalisation, and there are up to 30,000 different options to choose from on the Adam. It's a small car with little space inside, and it's not the most exciting car to drive, with sluggish engines and a firm ride. Economy and emissions figures are a bit disappointing, too. But it's appealing nonetheless, especially when it's tailored precisely to your own tastes.
Price 
£11,455 - £15,350
3.2 / 5

BMW 5 Series Touring estate

The practical boot is just one reason why the BMW 5 Series Touring is desirable. This elegant and spacious estate looks good, with class-leading build quality. It's comfortable to ride in and relaxing to drive, while the rear seats in particular offer plenty of room. The large tailgate provides access to a vast boot, which BMW has made extra practical with plenty of stowage and lashing solutions to stop bulky loads moving around. We’d go for the 520d model with its excellent blend of performance and economy.
Price 
£31,475 - £50,845
4.7 / 5

Volkswagen Scirocco R coupe

The Volkswagen Scirocco R is the most powerful version of the handsome coupe available, offering 261bhp from its 2.0-turbocharged engine. It possesses similar performance figures to the Renault Megane Reanultsport and Ford Focus RS. Retaining the standard model's front wheel drive layout, the Scirocco R sits lower on huge wheels and features a new spoiler and wide-set twin exhaust pipes- it's instantly recognisable as the top of the range, performance model. The aggresively styled front bumper also features new LED daytime running lights, increasing road presence. The interior has received a similar treatment, featuring sports seats, alloy pedals and lots of very high quality, soft touch materials. It's also beautifully made. For a £1,300 premium buyers can opt for the six-speed twin-clutch DSG gearbox complete with steering wheel-mounted gear-shift paddles.
Price 
£32,295 - £33,795
2.9 / 5

Infiniti QX70 SUV

There is no slow Infiniti QX70 (previously Infiniti FX) in the line-up, with huge petrol and diesel engines being the order of the day. Both petrol models boast 0-62mph times under 7 seconds, with the quickest even dipping under the six second barrier. A stiff set-up means it corners well too but it's worth taking a test drive to see if the ride is soft enough to live with on a daily basis. 
Price 
£42,370 - £54,025
1.5 / 5

Vauxhall Mokka SUV

The Vauxhall Mokka is the company's answer to popular crossovers like theNissan Juke and Skoda Yeti, with raised suspension and chunky bumpers giving the impression of size to what is, in fact, a relatively small car. Buyers can choose between a 1.4-litre petrol turbo, a 1.7-litre diesel engine or an entry-level 1.6-litre S petrol model. There are three other versions, including a gadget-filled Tech Line model that comes with sat-nav and reversing sensors. However, it's quite expensive compared to the Nissan and Skoda and, while it's bigger than both these rivals, the driving experience is not up to the same standards.
Price 
£16,199 - £24,149
2.8 / 5

Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is an estate version of the XF saloon. The rounded, spacious rear makes it far more practical than the standard XF, and there's a maximum boot capacity of 1,675 litres, compared to 963 litres in the saloon). That's on a par with rivals such as the BMW 5 Series Touring andAudi A6 Avant, but a little behind the Mercedes E-Class Estate. There are two diesel engines available: a 2.2-litre and a 3.0-litre V6. The former is noisy when you’re accelerating hard, while the latter is far smoother and faster. All Sportbrake models feel luxurious, however, thanks to stylish interior design and the use of high-quality materials. 
Price 
£31,945 - £82,495
4.1 / 5

Bentley Continental GT coupe

The Bentley Continental GT is a stylish, luxury performance car that is designed to carry up to four people in supreme comfort at speeds of up to 200mph. Boasting sharper styling, and with a considerable weight saving, the second generation Bentley Continental GT has slightly better fuel consumption and lower emissions than the outgoing model. The luxury interior maintains a sporting theme combining hand-crafted wood, leather and aluminium. The GT comes with a choice of two engines, a tweaked version of the proven twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 unit, which is available in the standard GT and the even more powerful GT Speed. Then there's a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 that returns combined economy of 27mpg - 10mpg more than the W12. Driving all four wheels through a six or eight speed automatic gearbox, performance is very impressive. Competition comes in the form of Aston Martin's Virage and the Ferrari California.
Price 
£130,000 - £156,700
2.5 / 5

Volkswagen Golf hatchback

The VW Golf is the benchmark that all family hatchbacks, such as the Ford FocusVauxhall Astra and Renault Megane, measure themselves against. This seventh-generation car is up to 100kg lighter than the one it replaces, despite being longer and wider and offering more boot space and interior room. It's slightly lower, too, which gives it a sportier stance to go with its sharper styling. The interior has been completely redesigned, with high-quality materials and lots of new technology – including the option of a vast eight-inch touchscreen and a system that parks the car for you. Two diesel and two petrol engines are available, all of which are smooth and quiet on the road, along with six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes. Many will think it's design is a little tame - inside and out - but that's a small price to pay for the only car you'll ever need.
Price 
£16,975 - £30,845
4.6 / 5

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate

The Astra Sports Tourer is perfect for people wanting elegant hatchback looks and big car practicality. There's clever FlexFold seating which allows drivers to fold the rear seats at the touch of a button, increasing the load capacity to 1,550 litres – that's even more in than the larger Insignia estate. Yet the Astra lives up to its ‘Sports’ badging on the road. It feels very stable, while keen drivers will also find that there's plenty of grip and responsive steering. On long journeys it's comfortable, although that large boot area does amplify road noise at motorway cruising speeds.
Price 
£16,400 - £26,305
3.8 / 5

Hyundai i30 Tourer estate

The i30 Tourer is Hyundai's best-value estate car and is designed to take on family friendly rivals like the Volkswagen Golf estate and Ford Focusestate. Based on the 2012 CarBuyer Car of the Year – the i30 hatchback – the Tourer is 185mm longer and has a 528-litre boot. With the rear seats folded there's 1,642 litres of luggage space. Modern exterior design and a top-quality interior are big pluses, while Hyundai's five-year warranty is another key selling point. You can choose between a 118bhp petrol engine or Hyundai's 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, with either 109bhp or 126bhp output. The range is made up of Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav versions, with prices starting at just over £16,000 and rising to more than £21,000. Standard equipment is generous and running costs are low across the range. 
Price 
£16,905 - £24,630
4.7 / 5

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