AUTHOR

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, and he currently drives an Abarth 595 and a BMW 523i (E39). He has been road testing cars for over six years, having worked as a freelancer for a variety of automotive websites before joining Carbuyer in early 2019. 

What is Android Auto? Google Maps, apps and UK user guide
Android Auto
Tips and advice

What is Android Auto? Google Maps, apps and UK user guide

In-car smartphone connectivity is a big part of a new car’s appeal and Android Auto is one of the most common systems
20 May 2022
BMW M5 saloon review
2021 BMW M5 Competition saloon - front 3/4 dynamic
BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 saloon review

"Buyers in the market for a super saloon will find it hard to look past the BMW M5"
18 May 2022
Peugeot e-Rifter MPV review
Peugeot e-Rifter driving
Peugeot e-Rifter

Peugeot e-Rifter MPV review

"The Peugeot e-Rifter is an unpretentious family workhorse that takes everyday tasks in its stride"
17 May 2022
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
17 May 2022
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"
12 May 2022
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"
12 May 2022
Ford Mustang owner reviews
Ford Mustang Mach 1 driving
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang owner reviews

“The Ford Mustang combines old-fashioned charm with modern performance and is fantastic value”
11 May 2022
Ford Mustang coupe review
Ford Mustang Mach 1 driving
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang coupe review

“The Ford Mustang combines old-fashioned charm with modern performance and is fantastic value”
11 May 2022
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"
10 May 2022
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"
10 May 2022
Mercedes E-Class saloon review
Mercedes E-Class saloon
Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class saloon review

"The Mercedes E-Class majors on superb refinement and technological innovation in the large executive car class"
4 May 2022
Mercedes E-Class owner reviews
Mercedes E-Class saloon
Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class owner reviews

"The Mercedes E-Class majors on superb refinement and technological innovation in the large executive car class"
4 May 2022
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"
4 May 2022
Top 10 best 7-seater cars 2022
Kia Sorento driving
Best cars

Top 10 best 7-seater cars 2022

The best 7-seater cars carry around large families in comfort, and they needn't break the bank despite their load capacity. We have picked out the bes…
28 Apr 2022
Citroën e-SpaceTourer MPV review
Citroen SpaceTourer MPV
Citroën e-SpaceTourer

Citroën e-SpaceTourer MPV review

"The Citroen e-SpaceTourer offers versatility, efficient electric power and a touch of style, but struggles to shrug off its delivery-van origins"
28 Apr 2022
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"
27 Apr 2022
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"
27 Apr 2022
Volkswagen Polo owner reviews
Volkswagen Polo - front 3/4 dynamic
Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo owner reviews

“Spacious, handsome and good to drive, with sophisticated equipment and options, the Volkswagen Polo impresses”
26 Apr 2022
Volkswagen Polo hatchback review
Volkswagen Polo - front 3/4 dynamic
Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo hatchback review

“Spacious, handsome and good to drive, with sophisticated equipment and options, the Volkswagen Polo impresses”
26 Apr 2022
BMW 1 Series hatchback review
BMW 1 Series M Sport
BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series hatchback review

"The BMW 1 Series offers comfort, luxury and driving enjoyment in a practical hatchback shape"
25 Apr 2022
BMW 1 Series owner reviews
BMW 1 Series M Sport
BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series owner reviews

"The BMW 1 Series offers comfort, luxury and driving enjoyment in a practical hatchback shape"
25 Apr 2022
Audi TT coupe review
Audi TT Coupe
Audi TT

Audi TT coupe review

"The Audi TT coupe is a modern and attractive two-door with one of the best interiors of any car on sale, plus impressively economical engines"
11 Apr 2022
UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system works, what it means for UK motorists and how to check the cost of taxing your car
7 Apr 2022
Audi e-tron SUV review
Audi e-tron SUV
Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron SUV review

"Audi's first production electric car impresses with its acceleration, comfort and practicality"
29 Mar 2022
Lexus UX 300e SUV review
Lexus UX 300e SUV
Lexus UX 300e SUV

Lexus UX 300e SUV review

"The Lexus UX 300e is a refined electric SUV with a respectable range”
29 Mar 2022
BMW X5 SUV review
BMW X5 side view
BMW X5

BMW X5 SUV review

"The BMW X5 has had a growth spurt that makes it a better all-rounder, but it still offers a satisfying drive"
24 Mar 2022
BMW X5 owner reviews
BMW X5 side view
BMW X5

BMW X5 owner reviews

"The BMW X5 has had a growth spurt that makes it a better all-rounder, but it still offers a satisfying drive"
24 Mar 2022
Polestar 2 hatchback review
Polestar 2
Polestar 2

Polestar 2 hatchback review

"The Polestar 2 is available with plenty of range and performance, has one of the best infotainment systems in the business and feels solidly built, m…
23 Mar 2022
Ford Puma SUV review
Ford Puma SUV driving
Ford Puma

Ford Puma SUV review

"The Ford Puma is the best small SUV to drive and it’s highly rated by its owners"
23 Mar 2022
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"
21 Mar 2022
Volvo XC60 owner reviews
Volvo XC60 SUV front 3/4 tracking
Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 owner reviews

“A stylish SUV with a beautiful interior and impressive onboard tech, the Volvo XC60 has plenty of upmarket appeal”
21 Mar 2022
Volvo XC60 SUV review
Volvo XC60 SUV front 3/4 tracking
Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 SUV review

“A stylish SUV with a beautiful interior and impressive onboard tech, the Volvo XC60 has plenty of upmarket appeal”
21 Mar 2022
Volkswagen Multivan receives efficient diesel powertrain
Diesel Multivan
Volkswagen Multivan

Volkswagen Multivan receives efficient diesel powertrain

VW’s seven-seater MPV can now be ordered with a diesel engine starting from £44,410
18 Mar 2022
Tesla Model 3 owner reviews
Tesla Model 3 saloon fron 3/4 cornering
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 owner reviews

"The Tesla Model 3 is an electric car that takes on the establishment with its long range and cutting-edge tech"
16 Mar 2022
Tesla Model 3 saloon review
Tesla Model 3 saloon fron 3/4 cornering
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 saloon review

"The Tesla Model 3 is an electric car that takes on the establishment with its long range and cutting-edge tech"
16 Mar 2022
BMW 5 Series owner reviews
BMW 5 Series saloon front 3/4 tracking
BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series owner reviews

"The BMW 5 Series has reclaimed its place at the top of the executive saloon class"
16 Mar 2022