Car Videos

SEAT Toledo hatchback

The SEAT Toledo sits between the Ibiza and the Leon in SEAT's line-up. Despite looking like a saloon, it actually has a hatchback boot, so there's a huge opening that makes it easy to transport large items with minimal fuss. It's almost identical to the Skoda Rapid -- and almost identically priced, too -- but is designed as an alternative to family cars like the Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to low running costs and its value price tag, the Toledo is definitely the type of car you buy with your head, not your heart. 
£14,265 - £18,870
3.3 / 5

Dacia Sandero hatchback

The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest new car on sale in the UK, but don't dismiss it yet. Despite being the size of a Ford Fiesta or a Renault Clio, it's actually priced at the same level as smaller, cheaper city cars. Base-spec models do without air-con, electric windows and a stereo, but top-spec models are well equipped and there's the even the option to add sat-nav and leather seats. There's a good choice of engines too, including a 1.2-litre four-cylinder and 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrols, plus a 1.5 dCi diesel with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.
£5,995 - £9,795
3.4 / 5

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a sturdy, stylish SUV with class-leading space that also offers the only genuine hybrid SUV on the market. It has genuine off-road capability, can carry seven people comfortably and is a great car to tow a trailer or caravan. It's also cheap to run, with a strong diesel or the super-efficient hybrid. The Hybrid is eligible for the £5,000 government grant and is the cheapest-to-run SUV money can buy.
£23,984 - £34,234
2.4 / 5

Dacia Duster compact SUV

There's nothing like the Dacia Duster for value on the new car market. Sure, the entry-level model doesn’t even have a radio, but it still feels well put together and will be able to cope with the rough and tumble of family life. There's a choice of efficient two-wheel drive or capable four-wheel drive, while the top-spec Laureate is well equipped for around £3,000 less than rivals like the Nissan Qashqai. The only real downside is the fact that electronic stability control is only an option on Ambiance and Lauréate specs. But the Duster is a resolute game changer - it's still hard to believe you can get this much car for that low a price.
£9,495 - £15,495
4.7 / 5

Citroën C3 Picasso mini MPV

The C3 Picasso is one of the most unusual looking small people carriers on the market – which is both a blessing and a curse. While its boxy styling provides loads of interior space, its unusual interior lacks the stowage space for the essentials of family life. On straight roads, it's perfectly comfortable, but it rolls too much around corners and the driving position is uncomfortable over long distances. Cheaper petrol VT models are best avoided, but pricier diesels are well equipped and economical.
£13,080 - £18,050
2.7 / 5

Renault Clio hatchback

The Renault Clio is now into its fourth generation, and this latest version is more stylish than ever. Unlike the previous model, it's only available as a five-door, but hidden rear handles give it a sporty three-door profile – the best of both worlds. The interior has also been overhauled, with a striking new centre console that features a seven-inch, tablet-like screen, but material quality on the doors and dashbaord is passable at best. To make the Clio your own, a vast array of colours and personalisation options are available, both inside and out. Two engines – an enthusiastic 89bhp three-cylinder 900cc TCe petrol engine and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel with CO2 emissions of only 83g/km – are brand new additions to the range.
£10,995 - £17,895
3.9 / 5

Audi A4 Allroad quattro estate

The four-wheel-drive A4 allroad quattro is a chunky looking car that blends the practicality of the A4 Avant executive estate and the traction of a 4x4. It gets jacked-up suspension and Audi's quattro four-wheel-drive system. It's only available as an estate, and offers just three engine choices. Neither BMW nor Mercedes-Benz offer direct competitors, but the Subaru Legacy Outback and Saab 9-3X offer similar appeal.
£32,680 - £40,595
3.5 / 5

Mazda6 Tourer estate

The Mazda6 Tourer takes on its rivals, which include the Ford Mondeo Estate,Honda Accord Tourer and Hyundai i40 Tourer with sharp looks and excellent running costs. It's lower, longer and wider than the previous model, uses less fuel and has the choice of 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines. With three equipment levels, the SE, SE-L and Sport, it's well equipped with xenon headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 5.8-inch touchscreen fitted across the range. There's also excellent safety technology, too, including an emergency auto-brake that automatically stops the car to avoid low-speed collisions, as well as radar cruise control that maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead on the motorway. 
£21,315 - £28,295
4.9 / 5

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer estate

Vauxhall made some big changes when it replaced the old Vectra Estate with the Insignia Sports Tourer. While the Vectra was a big, chunky estate car, the Insignia sacrifices some of its practicality for sleek and sporty looks. The sloping tailgate and sharp styling make this one of the most attractive estates around. Over long distances it's comfortable and the ride is smooth. The selection of trim levels and engines is vast, but petrol models suffer high fuel consumption and aren’t as cost-effective as the diesels.
£18,884 - £29,669
3.4 / 5

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake estate

The Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake is the first car of its kind – a four-door coupe crossed with an estate. Although it looks like nothing else on the road, rivals will include the BMW 5 Series Touring and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Based on the CLS four-door coupe – also the first of its kind – the Shooting Brake adds a much bigger 590-litre boot but maintains a long and low roofline so its appears sporty despite the impressive space inside. Engine choices include a four-cylinder and a six-cylinder diesel, as well as the top-of-the-range CLS 63 AMG with a 549bhp 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. Smooth, quiet and easy to drive, the CLS Shooting Brake is perfect for the style-conscious buyer who still needs space for the whole family. 
£48,080 - £87,000
3.5 / 5