Reviews

Mercedes-AMG E53 2021 review – brimming with tech, but missing the charisma of an M550i
2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 4Matic+ Estate - nose tracking
Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes-AMG E53 2021 review – brimming with tech, but missing the charisma of an M550i

A superbly built premium estate with just enough performance pep to get the blood flowing – this is no E63-lite, but also does without its compromises
2 May 2021
Maserati Levante Trofeo 2021 review – fettled super SUV returns with bite
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Maserati Levante SUV

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2021 review – fettled super SUV returns with bite

Technically flawed in many ways, but if you’re going to go big with a fast SUV why not do it with a crackle-finish Italian V8 under the bonnet?
1 May 2021
Alpina B3 Touring 2021 review – the other BMW M3 touring
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Alpina B3

Alpina B3 Touring 2021 review – the other BMW M3 touring

With pukka M-power and a finely-honed chassis, the B3 Touring just about has you questioning why you’d bother waiting for an M3 Touring
29 Apr 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 2021 review – has the 992-gen now peaked?
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Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 2021 review – has the 992-gen now peaked?

Few cars have higher expectations than an all-new 911 GT3 and the new 992 hasn't disappointed, but we'll need more time with it on-road to get a true …
20 Apr 2021
Jaguar I Pace 2021 review – Jag’s Tesla rival refreshed
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Jaguar I-Pace SUV

Jaguar I Pace 2021 review – Jag’s Tesla rival refreshed

Still clever and still well executed, but on the cusp of being outclassed by more rounded rivals
20 Apr 2021
Peugeot 508 PSE 2021 review – high performance hybrid takes on S4 and M340i
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Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508 PSE 2021 review – high performance hybrid takes on S4 and M340i

New 355bhp petrol-hybrid 508 from Peugeot Sport Engineered has Audi’s S4 licked
14 Apr 2021
Bentley Bacalar 2021 review – Crewe’s answer to Ferrari’s FXX programme
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Bentley

Bentley Bacalar 2021 review – Crewe’s answer to Ferrari’s FXX programme

The Mulliner designed Bacalar showcases Bentley’s bespoke engineering talents in super-exclusive but unexpectedly capable form.
9 Apr 2021
Land Rover Defender review
Land Rover Defender PHEV – front tracking
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender review

The new Defender isn’t a typical evo car, but it's something we’d gladly have sat in the garage next to one
8 Apr 2021
Cupra Formentor 310 TSI 2021 review – an impressive example of the breed
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Cupra

Cupra Formentor 310 TSI 2021 review – an impressive example of the breed

The best take on the performance crossover at its size and price point so far, and with genuine charisma and style to boot
3 Apr 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera vs Lotus Evora GT410 – sports car showdown
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Lotus Evora

Porsche 911 Carrera vs Lotus Evora GT410 – sports car showdown

These two 2+2 sports cars tread the line of thrills and everyday usability, but has the 992 compromised too much to beat the king of suppleness?
27 Mar 2021
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe 2021 review – AMG's V8 bruiser on borrowed time
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Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe 2021 review – AMG's V8 bruiser on borrowed time

The C63 S Coupé is as exuberant as you’d expect but backs up the charm with a steely control and fine balance. Huge fun.
26 Mar 2021
Toyota GR Yaris 2021 review - a true homologation superstar
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Toyota Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris 2021 review - a true homologation superstar

Toyota’s new road-going rally special is a great drivers’ car of the type we worried we’d never see again. It’s a little gem.
26 Mar 2021
Hyundai i20 N 2021 review – hot supermini zeros in on the Ford Fiesta ST
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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 N 2021 review – hot supermini zeros in on the Ford Fiesta ST

An inspiring new hot hatch from Hyundai N. Agile, and with a limited slip differential that offers superb mid-corner traction, it’s a formidable Fiest…
26 Mar 2021
Cupra Ateca 2021 review – fresh looks for fast SUV
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SEAT Ateca SUV

Cupra Ateca 2021 review – fresh looks for fast SUV

Cupra’s performance SUV has been spruced up, but it’s not enough to keep it competitive in a very crowded segment
25 Mar 2021
Vauxhall Insignia GSi 2021 review – throwback family fun
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Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia GSi 2021 review – throwback family fun

Before Vauxhall benefits from Peugeot’s latest know-how, the Insignia soldiers to remind us of a time we have probably all forgotten
25 Mar 2021
​Mercedes-AMG C63 S saloon 2021 review – last bastion of the compact V8 supersaloon
C63 S saloon review
Mercedes C63 AMG

​Mercedes-AMG C63 S saloon 2021 review – last bastion of the compact V8 supersaloon

AMG's smallest V8 saloon still hits all the right notes. The C63 S is hard-edged, aggressive and superb fun to drive
24 Mar 2021
Range Rover Velar 2021 review – elegant SUV now has the powertrains it deserves
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Range Rover SUV

Range Rover Velar 2021 review – elegant SUV now has the powertrains it deserves

Sleek and stylish luxury 4x4 continues to impress, but it’s still not the sharpest drive in the class
22 Mar 2021
Tesla Model 3 review
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Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 review

Can the Tesla Model 3 really be a willing alternative to a typical executive car? It makes a great go at it, but there are compromises.
18 Mar 2021
Land Rover Discovery 2021 review – still a fine family hauler
Land Rover Discovery 5 2021 - front tracking
Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery 2021 review – still a fine family hauler

An all round improvement compared to the previous version, especially under the bonnet, but the Discovery’s place within the range isn’t as defined as…
17 Mar 2021
Audi E-tron S Sportback 2021 review – flawed but fascinating EV with some serious range issues
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Audi e-tron SUV

Audi E-tron S Sportback 2021 review – flawed but fascinating EV with some serious range issues

The most convincing example yet of an electric SUV, undone by the usual range compromise
15 Mar 2021
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor
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Lamborghini

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor

Lambo's sci-fi hybrid system works well, but the Sian is still a proper warts-and-all V12 Lamborghini
14 Mar 2021
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 review – crosshairs pointed at 911 GT2 RS
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Mercedes AMG GT R

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 review – crosshairs pointed at 911 GT2 RS

Wild in price, performance and styling, the Black Series GT has proved its qualities at the Ring, and based on our first taste of it on track it’s a v…
12 Mar 2021
Bentley Continental GT review
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Bentley Continental GT coupe

Bentley Continental GT review

The Bentley Continental GT is not just an excellent cruiser, but now one with real ability, poise and even some engagement
10 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf R 2021 review – does it have the A35 and M135i beaten?
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Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R 2021 review – does it have the A35 and M135i beaten?

The new Golf R is more refined and capable than ever, but driven hard exposes a genuinely wild side
10 Mar 2021
Mercedes-AMG A45 S review
AMG A45 S review
Mercedes-AMG A45

Mercedes-AMG A45 S review

The A45 proves Mercedes-AMG has found the formula for not just a fast hot hatchback, but a genuinely involving one
10 Mar 2021
BMW M4 Competition 2021 review – a super coupe sensation
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BMW M4 coupe

BMW M4 Competition 2021 review – a super coupe sensation

BMW's long-awaited M4 Competition doesn't hold back any punches. It's fast, immensely capable, but also superb fun
9 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTD 2021 review – fast Golf diesel no hot hatch, but a great daily
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Volkswagen Golf GTD

Volkswagen Golf GTD 2021 review – fast Golf diesel no hot hatch, but a great daily

Frugal yes, but fiery? Not really. VW’s Golf GTD is a refined, comfortable and desirable daily, but doesn’t offer many thrills
5 Mar 2021
Porsche Taycan review
Porsche Taycan 2021 review - 4S front quarter
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan review

The Taycan steers better, accelerates harder and is built better than the competition, but its weight ultimately undoes its claim as a sports car
5 Mar 2021
Jaguar F Pace SVR 2021 review – good enough to take on an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio?
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Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F Pace SVR 2021 review – good enough to take on an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio?

As good to drive as an SUV gets, much better interior these days too
1 Mar 2021
Jaguar XF review
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Jaguar XF saloon

Jaguar XF review

The XF’s impressive chassis is now joined by a plush new interior and slick tech, but powertrains remain a significant weakness 
22 Feb 2021
Range Rover Sport review
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Range Rover Sport SUV

Range Rover Sport review

A strong combination of full-size Range Rover elements in a more attainable package, but objectively it’s no class-leader
11 Feb 2021
Lexus RC F review
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Lexus RC F

Lexus RC F review

The Lexus RC F might seem old fashioned, but its recipe still holds lots of appeal
10 Feb 2021
Lexus LC500 review
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Lexus LC

Lexus LC500 review

Charismatic, challenging, distinctive and above all fun to drive – the LC500 is a triumph that shows up more expensive and extroverted rivals
10 Feb 2021
Toyota Supra 2.0 2021 review – a tempting 718 Cayman alternative?
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Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra 2.0 2021 review – a tempting 718 Cayman alternative?

Does Toyota’s new four-cylinder Supra have the edge on its heavier, more expensive six-cylinder sibling?
9 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review – has the Honda Civic Type R been usurped?
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review – has the Honda Civic Type R been usurped?

It feels genuinely fast, and there are plentiful signs that its dynamics are very impressive, but until we drive a GTI Clubsport with DCC and 19-inch …
8 Feb 2021
BMW 128ti 2021 review – the Golf GTI’s worst nightmare
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BMW 1 Series

BMW 128ti 2021 review – the Golf GTI’s worst nightmare

BMW’s first front-wheel drive hot hatch isn’t only good, we think it will have a Golf GTI beat
5 Feb 2021