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Ben Hodges

Ben is the deputy web editor of Carbuyer, and responsible for ensuring the site is continually updated with the latest car reviews, best car lists, advice and news while also working behind the scenes on the videos for our YouTube channel. He has owned various cars over the years including an Alfa Romeo 159 and a Subaru Outback, with his current car choices being a Skoda Octavia and a BMW 523i (E39). He has been road testing cars for over four years, having worked as a freelancer for various websites before joining Carbuyer in early 2019. 

New Mercedes SL roadster to be unveiled on 28 October
New 2021 Mercedes SL roadster
Mercedes SL

New Mercedes SL roadster to be unveiled on 28 October

The next-generation Mercedes SL will only be available in AMG guise, with 2+2 seating, a fabric roof and upgraded technology
22 Oct 2021
Ford Kuga SUV review
Ford Kuga Titanium
Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga SUV review

“The latest Ford Kuga is great to drive, good value and practical, so it should prove to be a very popular family SUV”
20 Oct 2021
Ford Kuga owner reviews
Ford Kuga Titanium
Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga owner reviews

“The latest Ford Kuga is great to drive, good value and practical, so it should prove to be a very popular family SUV”
20 Oct 2021
New 2022 Range Rover SUV images leaked
2022 Range Rover
Range Rover SUV

New 2022 Range Rover SUV images leaked

Images of the all-new flagship Range Rover have surfaced online ahead of its official reveal next week
20 Oct 2021
Volvo XC60 hybrid owner reviews
Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC60 hybrid

Volvo XC60 hybrid owner reviews

“The Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid proves that efficient cars can also be sleek, desirable and fast – but they are rather expensive”
19 Oct 2021
Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid review
Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid
Volvo XC60 hybrid

Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid review

“The Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid proves that efficient cars can also be sleek, desirable and fast – but they are rather expensive”
19 Oct 2021
New 2021 Kia Ceed prices revealed
Kia Ceeed facelift drive front 3/4 tracking
Kia Ceed

New 2021 Kia Ceed prices revealed

Prices and specs released for the newly updated Kia Ceed; we review the prototype
18 Oct 2021
Land Rover Discovery Sport owner reviews
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport owner reviews

"The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a hugely capable and surprisingly good value for money, family-friendly SUV"
18 Oct 2021
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV review
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV review

"The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a hugely capable and surprisingly good value for money, family-friendly SUV"
18 Oct 2021
What is AdBlue?
What is adblue?
Tips and advice

What is AdBlue?

If you own a diesel car built after September 2015, the chances are it’ll need AdBlue at some point. Our guide explains all
18 Oct 2021
New Tesla Model Y on sale in the UK priced from £54,990
2022 Tesla Model Y SUV
Tesla Model Y

New Tesla Model Y on sale in the UK priced from £54,990

The Tesla Model Y will finally arrive on UK roads in early 2022
15 Oct 2021
Dacia Duster SUV review
Dacia Duster SUV  front 3/4 tracking
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster SUV review

"The great-value Dacia Duster will have you asking why other SUV models are so pricey"
14 Oct 2021
Dacia Duster owner reviews
Dacia Duster SUV  front 3/4 tracking
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster owner reviews

"The great-value Dacia Duster will have you asking why other SUV models are so pricey"
14 Oct 2021
Ford Ranger owner reviews
Best Pickup: Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger owner reviews

"The Ford Ranger is a hugely capable workhorse and high-spec versions make a real alternative to conventional SUVs"
14 Oct 2021
Ford Ranger pickup review
Best Pickup: Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger pickup review

"The Ford Ranger is a hugely capable workhorse and high-spec versions make a real alternative to conventional SUVs"
14 Oct 2021
Updated Ford Focus gets SYNC 4 infotainment system
2021 Ford Focus
Ford Focus

Updated Ford Focus gets SYNC 4 infotainment system

The new Ford Focus gets a minor redesign, along with upgraded safety technology and the brand’s latest infotainment system
14 Oct 2021
Best used cars: our 2022 Best Used Car Award winners
Carbuyer Best Used Car Awards 2022 - the winners
Awards

Best used cars: our 2022 Best Used Car Award winners

These are the winners of Carbuyer Best Used Car Awards 2022
13 Oct 2021
Kia Sorento SUV review
Best Large Family Car: Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento SUV review

"The big Kia Sorento is a versatile SUV that's nipping at the heels of premium rivals"
13 Oct 2021
BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV review
Best Large Plug-in Hybrid: BMW X5 xDrive45e
BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV

BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV review

"An electric range of up to 54 miles makes the BMW X5 xDrive45e an impressive plug-in hybrid"
13 Oct 2021
Production of new Tesla Cybertruck to start in 2023
Tesla Cybertruck - front 3/4 view static
Tesla

Production of new Tesla Cybertruck to start in 2023

Electric Tesla Cybertruck pickup boasts striking appearance and a range of over 500 miles
11 Oct 2021
Updated MG ZS EV unveiled with increased range
2021 MG ZS EV SUV
MG ZS EV SUV

Updated MG ZS EV unveiled with increased range

The MG ZS EV has received a substantial update for 2021, including a redesign and new battery options
7 Oct 2021
Hyundai Tucson SUV review
Carbuyer Car of the Year: Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson SUV review

"The latest Hyundai Tucson surprises with adventurous styling and luxury"
7 Oct 2021
New 2022 Toyota Aygo X is a mini SUV
2022 Toyota Aygo X SUV
Toyota Aygo

New 2022 Toyota Aygo X is a mini SUV

The new Toyota Aygo X will be revealed next month with a crossover-style design
5 Oct 2021
New Honda Civic Type R teased ahead of 2022 reveal
2022 Honda Civic Type R prototype
Honda Civic Type R hatchback

New Honda Civic Type R teased ahead of 2022 reveal

The all-new Honda Type R will have more power and a completely new look
4 Oct 2021
New electric Genesis GV60 to rival Tesla Model Y
2022 Genesis GV60
Genesis

New electric Genesis GV60 to rival Tesla Model Y

The new electric Genesis GV60 coupe-SUV arrives next year with range of up to 280 miles
30 Sep 2021
Top 10 best Motability cars 2021
Renault Clio hatchback
Best cars

Top 10 best Motability cars 2021

We pick out 10 cars that are great options for Motability users in the UK
29 Sep 2021
All-new Jeep Grand Cherokee unveiled with plug-in hybrid power
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee

All-new Jeep Grand Cherokee unveiled with plug-in hybrid power

The new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee features a more upmarket design inside and out, the latest tech and a plug-in hybrid powertrain
29 Sep 2021
2021 Citroen e-SpaceTourer XL model joins range
2021 Citroen e-SpaceTourer
Citroën SpaceTourer

2021 Citroen e-SpaceTourer XL model joins range

Buyers can now order a Citroen e-SpaceTourer in M and XL sizes with up to nine seats
28 Sep 2021
Ford Focus hatchback review
Ford Focus hatchback
Ford Focus

Ford Focus hatchback review

“The Ford Focus is as great to drive as ever, plus it’s spacious, well-equipped and comfortable”
27 Sep 2021
Ford Focus owner reviews
Ford Focus hatchback
Ford Focus

Ford Focus owner reviews

“The Ford Focus is as great to drive as ever, plus it’s spacious, well-equipped and comfortable”
27 Sep 2021
BMW Z4 roadster review
BMW Z4 Roadster
BMW Z4

BMW Z4 roadster review

"The BMW Z4 is a high-quality sports car that’s satisfying rather than truly thrilling to drive"
27 Sep 2021
BMW Z4 owner reviews
BMW Z4 Roadster
BMW Z4

BMW Z4 owner reviews

"The BMW Z4 is a high-quality sports car that’s satisfying rather than truly thrilling to drive"
27 Sep 2021
Vauxhall Grandland X SUV review
Vauxhall Grandland X SUV
Vauxhall Grandland X

Vauxhall Grandland X SUV review

"The Vauxhall Grandland X may not be the most scintillating SUV on the market, but it ticks a lot of family-friendly boxes"
24 Sep 2021
Vauxhall Grandland X owner reviews
Vauxhall Grandland X SUV
Vauxhall Grandland X

Vauxhall Grandland X owner reviews

"The Vauxhall Grandland X may not be the most scintillating SUV on the market, but it ticks a lot of family-friendly boxes"
24 Sep 2021
Audi Q3 owner reviews
Audi Q3 SUV
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 owner reviews

"The Audi Q3 is a family SUV that’s classy and hi-tech inside, spacious and comfortable"
24 Sep 2021
Audi Q3 SUV review
Audi Q3 SUV
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 SUV review

"The Audi Q3 is a family SUV that’s classy and hi-tech inside, spacious and comfortable"
24 Sep 2021