Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/suzuki/sx4/sports-utility-vehicle/review
The Suzuki SX4 is quite similar to the Swift hatchback, except it's a jacked-up version with 4x4 looks. Although Suzuki worked with Fiat to produce the SX4, most of its versions have two-wheel drive only, with four-wheel drive reserved for the top-flight SZ5 variant. The dashboard is well laid out, and build quality is impressive, as is comfort and luxury.
Skoda Yeti SUV review - CarBuyer
The Skoda Yeti is a well-priced 'crossover' alternative to conventional
family hatchbacks like the Ford Focus. The majority of Yetis are
front-wheel drive, but the raised suspension does mean it'll venture
further off road than most regular cars, while speed bumps in town hold
absolutely no fear.
Kia Venga MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/kia/venga/mini-mpv/review
With a spacious cabin and generous boot, the Kia Venga proves small cars
can deliver big practicality. Compared to other models in the maker's
line-up -- like the larger Carens - it's not cheap, but it does offer good
comfort and plenty of safety equipment. Inside, driver and passengers will
find loads of head and legroom, although the quality doesn't quite match
that of Kia's Cee'd.
Ford S-MAX MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ford/s_max/mpv/review
There are plenty of boxy, dull to drive people carriers that claim to rival
Ford's seven-seat S-MAX for practicality... But none are as good to look
at, or feel as special from the driver's seat. Despite the generous
dimensions, the S-MAX feels compact and nimble from behind the wheel. And
although the two rearmost seats are for children only, they fold flat
easily and there's a big boot.
Skoda Roomster MPV review - CarBuyer
Low costs and big practicality set the Skoda Roomster apart from rival
small people carriers. It's affordable and cheap to run in any
specification, and while the cabin doesn't exhibit the flair of the
exterior, it's functional, well built, spacious and practical. The quirky
looking body won't be to everyone's taste, but the Roomster is a sensible
buy and meets the needs of those looking to transport more than your
average amount of luggage without breaking the bank.
Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
Volkswagen Jetta saloon review - CarBuyer
Read CarBuyer's full Volkswagen Jetta review:
The latest Volkswagen Jetta shares its looks with the larger Volkswagen
Passat, as VW tries to distance its compact saloon from the Golf that it
shares many of its components with.
The latest model has a longer wheelbase than the Volkswagen Golf, so
there's more cabin space, while the car looks smarter, thanks to a shorter
rear overhang for the saloon boot. As with the rest of the VW range, the
Jetta is built to a high standard from high quality materials. Engines
include the firm's 1.4 TSI petrol, plus 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI diesels. The
1.6 TDI is also offered with VW's BlueMotion Technology pack, which saves
fuel by turning the engine off when the car is in neutral.
Kia Soul hatchback review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/kia/soul/hatchback/review
As a distinctive alternative to the likes of the Ford Fiesta, the Kia Soul
offers lots of interior space and the beefed up looks of a 4x4, in a
compact, easy to drive package. Aimed at younger drivers, there's an
ever-changing raft of special editions, each 'themed' in a certain way with
particular colours and trim options. Previous examples have included a
flagship, luxury spec car, and a matt black model finished in bright red
stickers. There are two 1.6-litre engines to choose from. One diesel, and
Chevrolet Aveo hatchback review - CarBuyer
The Chevrolet Aveo boasts high levels of standard equipment, and a new,
motorbike-inspired interior. The funky rev counter and LED speedometer add
a sporty touch to the Aveo's cabin, while the coupe-inspired styling,
including hidden rear door handles and aggressive headlights, adds even
more kerbside appeal. The Aveo is more practical than the excellent Suzuki
Swift, and with prices set to undercut many of the class leaders, Chevrolet
has created a tempting package. A new diesel version should also be one of
the most frugal cars in its class too.
Peugeot RCZ coupe review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/peugeot/rcz/coupe/review
With its supercar good looks and competitive price, the Peugeot RCZ is a
real head-turner. But the most satisfying things about this Audi TT rival
are that it's fun to drive, comfortable and relatively cheap to run. Up
front it feels spacious, and the boot is a reasonable size, so it's easy to
live with day-to-day. It's a 2+2 coupé by name, but you can forget about
using the back seats for anyone but small children as they're tiny.
Hyundai i40 Tourer estate review - CarBuyer
Read CarBuyer's full review of the Hyundai i40 Estate:
The big Hyundai i40 Estate is a sharp looking family car, with a bold
grille, creases along the sides and a neat tailgate.
Family buyers will be impressed by the practicality on offer. Its boot has
a 533-litre carrying capacity with the seats up, and a decent 1,719 litres
with them down. The car also gets underfloor cubbies and a retractable
luggage screen. As ever, the big draw for many buyers is the value for
money on offer, and there's a wealth of standard kit included -- the i40
puts more expensive rivals to shame. The engine line-up comprises two
petrols, a 135bhp 1.6-litre and more powerful 2.0-litre unit, and a
1.7-litre diesel with 114bhp or 134bhp. The diesel unit offers plenty of
power and will be better suited to those who rack up high mileages. Entry
version delivers class-leading emissions of 113g/km and can return 65mpg.
The i40 looks set to attract family and company buyers in equal measure.
Honest John's Hyundai ix35 road test
Honest John drives the Hyundai ix35 through floods and bad weather. What's
it like? A full written review is available here - http://bit.ly/qt8G4z