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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 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV launched
2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV.
Volkswagen

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV launched

Coupe version of Volkswagen T-Cross will go on sale later this summer with a price of around £17,500
29 Jul 2021
2021 Honda HR-V: e:HEV hybrid powertrain details revealed
2021 Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V

2021 Honda HR-V: e:HEV hybrid powertrain details revealed

New Honda HR-V SUV has a fresh look, updated technology and a 129bhp dual-motor hybrid powertrain
29 Jul 2021
The best cars to own in the UK: Driver Power 2021 results
Driver Power 2021
News

The best cars to own in the UK: Driver Power 2021 results

Buying your next car? Our annual survey of UK car owners reveals the best cars to buy in 2021
28 Jul 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric review
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric
Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric SUV

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric review

"The Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric is a fantastic electric crossover but cheaper versions are needed"
27 Jul 2021
Citroën C3 Aircross SUV review
Citroen C3 Aircross SUV
Citroën C3 Aircross

Citroën C3 Aircross SUV review

"The Citroen C3 Aircross is a quirky small SUV with cool looks, a cosy interior and plenty to like about the way it drives"
26 Jul 2021
Citroën C3 Aircross owner reviews
Citroen C3 Aircross SUV
Citroën C3 Aircross

Citroën C3 Aircross owner reviews

"The Citroen C3 Aircross is a quirky small SUV with cool looks, a cosy interior and plenty to like about the way it drives"
26 Jul 2021
UK road tax rules for 2021 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice

UK road tax rules for 2021 explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system works and what it means for UK motorists
26 Jul 2021
New Kia EV6 capable of 328 miles on a charge
2021 Kia EV6 GT-Line - front 3/4 view
Kia

New Kia EV6 capable of 328 miles on a charge

Kia announces more specs, including range and rapid charging details, for the EV6 electric crossover
21 Jul 2021
Best road-tax-free cars
Renault Kadjar
Best cars

Best road-tax-free cars

Only new electric and hydrogen-powered cars are free from annual road tax today, but a range of used cars are also available without any road tax.
19 Jul 2021
All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 muscles in with starting price of £50,900
2021 Audi RS 3 Saloon
Audi RS3

All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 muscles in with starting price of £50,900

The 2021 Audi RS 3 hot hatchback gets aggressive styling and upgraded technology to take on the Mercedes-AMG A45 S
19 Jul 2021
New Hyundai Kona N SUV gets £35,395 price tag
2021 Hyundai Kona N - front 3/4 view
Hyundai Kona

New Hyundai Kona N SUV gets £35,395 price tag

2021 Hyundai Kona N SUV has 276bhp and is a rival to the VW T-Roc R
16 Jul 2021
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid review
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid

Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid review

"The Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid offers potent performance, practicality and low running costs, making it especially desirable for company-car drivers"
15 Jul 2021
Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine hybrid owner reviews
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid
Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine hybrid

Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine hybrid owner reviews

"The Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid offers potent performance, practicality and low running costs, making it especially desirable for company-car drivers"
15 Jul 2021
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid owner reviews
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid
Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid

Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid owner reviews

"The Volvo V60 Recharge hybrid offers potent performance, practicality and low running costs, making it especially desirable for company-car drivers"
15 Jul 2021
Facelifted Kia Ceed gets a sleek redesign
2021 Kia Ceed
Kia Ceed

Facelifted Kia Ceed gets a sleek redesign

The Kia Ceed gets a refresh for 2021 with updated styling, technology and a revised engine range
14 Jul 2021
New Mercedes SL roadster: futuristic interior unveiled
2021 Mercedes SL roadster interior
Mercedes SL

New Mercedes SL roadster: futuristic interior unveiled

Next-generation 2021 Mercedes SL will get a technology upgrade and 2+2 seating
14 Jul 2021
Dacia Duster SUV review
Dacia Duster SUV
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster SUV review

"The great-value Dacia Duster will have you asking why other SUV models are so pricey"
14 Jul 2021
Dacia Duster owner reviews
Dacia Duster SUV
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster owner reviews

"The great-value Dacia Duster will have you asking why other SUV models are so pricey"
14 Jul 2021
New Vauxhall Astra available as a plug-in hybrid
2021 Vauxhall Astra - front 3/4 driving
Vauxhall Astra hatchback

New Vauxhall Astra available as a plug-in hybrid

New Vauxhall Astra arrives with brand’s ‘Vizor’ face, all-new technology and a revised engine range
12 Jul 2021
Ford Ranger owner reviews
Ford Ranger Thunder - front view
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"
12 Jul 2021
Ford Ranger pickup review
Ford Ranger Thunder - front view
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"
12 Jul 2021
New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake estate: engine range announced
2021 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake
Hyundai Genesis

New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake estate: engine range announced

New G70 Shooting Brake will rival the BMW 3 Series Touring and Audi A4 Avant
8 Jul 2021
Bold new Vauxhall Grandland SUV on sale for £25,500
2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV.
Vauxhall Grandland X

Bold new Vauxhall Grandland SUV on sale for £25,500

Flagship Vauxhall Grandland SUV receives new ‘Vizor’ styling and upgraded tech
8 Jul 2021
Updated Renault Megane is plug-in hybrid only
2021 Renault Megane E-Tech
Renault Megane hatchback

Updated Renault Megane is plug-in hybrid only

Renault Megane range gets the latest interior tech, tweaked trim levels and E-Tech plug-in hybrid powertrain
7 Jul 2021
New 316bhp Volkswagen Golf R Estate arrives with drift mode
2021 Volkswagen Golf R Estate - front 3/4 driving
Volkswagen Golf R Estate

New 316bhp Volkswagen Golf R Estate arrives with drift mode

All-new VW Golf R Estate gets the same engine and tech as the hatch but with a larger, 611-litre boot
6 Jul 2021
New BMW 2 Series Coupe aims to put the fun back into driving
2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe - front 3/4 view
BMW 2 Series coupe

New BMW 2 Series Coupe aims to put the fun back into driving

New BMW 2 Series Coupe is rival for Audi TT and Alpine A110; flagship M240i xDrive model has 369bhp
6 Jul 2021
New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron available to order now
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - front 3/4 dynamic
Audi

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron available to order now

Audi’s new Q4 e-tron offers over 300 miles of range, and will be available as standard SUV and Sportback models
5 Jul 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
2 Jul 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"
29 Jun 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"
29 Jun 2021
All-new electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz spotted testing ahead of launch
2022 Volkswagen ID. Buzz
Volkswagen

All-new electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz spotted testing ahead of launch

Retro VW ID. Buzz prototype indicates new electric minibus is nearing production
28 Jun 2021
Best Motability cars
Renault Clio hatchback
Best cars

Best Motability cars

If you’re eligible for a Motability car, our run-down recommends 10 of the best.
28 Jun 2021
Bentley Flying Spur saloon review
Bentley Continental Flying Spur saloon
Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur saloon review

"The Flying Spur is a luxury saloon that's both great to drive and be driven in”
25 Jun 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”
25 Jun 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”
25 Jun 2021
Vauxhall Corsa owner reviews
Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa owner reviews

"The Vauxhall Corsa is more sophisticated than ever, taking the fight to its many rivals"
24 Jun 2021