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.
Suzuki Splash review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/suzuki/splash/hatchback/review
If there's one thing Suzuki knows a thing or two about, then it's making small cars. The Splash is, largely, another fine example of Suzuki's ability to maximise space and efficiency. Despite being tall it still looks cute, but there's loads of passenger room front and back. Sadly, the boot is far too small to make it a serious family runabout. And while it's well built, the cabin doesn't have a great deal of flair. All three engines are cheap to run, but none especially quick.
Skoda Yeti review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/skoda/yeti/sports-utility-vehicle/review
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.
Hyundai i10 review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/hyundai/i10/micro-car/review
First introduced in 2008 - the i10 city car has been a huge hit for Korean firm Hyundai. To build on that success, the new model offers fresh engines, including an ultra-efficient 1.0-litre petrol, as well as a more powerful version of the 1.25-litre engine from the previous model. The looks have been changed too, with the hexagonal grille from the Hyundai ix35 SUV at the front and tweaked lights at the rear.
Honda CR-Z review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/honda/cr_z/hatchback/review
As fuel-prices are on the up, it's becoming harder to find genuine driving thrills on a budget. But Honda thinks it has the answer. The CR-Z is based on the Honda Insight, but it uses a 112bhp 1.5-litre engine, rather than a 1.3-litre unit. The petrol engine is paired with a 10bhp electric motor, which gives the CR-Z a 0-62mph time of 9.9 seconds and top speed of 124mph.
SX4 in "AWD Auto" Mode
This is a Suzuki SX4. The last thing I said to my buddy (taking the vid) was, "I'm going to move my car closer to the water for a picture!"
Since I love the car I would like to point out that this is a poor example of it's all wheel drive capabilities. I got a little bit panicky when I was sliding toward the water and didn't check to make sure it was in "AWD Lock" Mode, so as you can see the rear wheels only engage a few times during the video. I believe I would have had a much easier time if it had been in "AWD Lock". Either way I hope you enjoy it.
Kia Soul 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 one petrol.
Ford S-MAX 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.
Smart Fortwo review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/smart/fortwo/micro-car/review
If you're strictly a city driver, then the Smart ForTwo could be the perfect choice. The unusual looks make it a head-turner, while its minuscule dimensions mean it's incredibly easy to park. It's as wide as it is long, so you can even leave it parked at right angles to the kerb!
Chevrolet Aveo review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/chevrolet/aveo/hatchback/review
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.
The new Suzuki SX4 Crossover
Suzuki has unveiled its new 2013 SX4 Crossover. The new SX4 Crossover is a production model based on the S-Cross concept. See: http://www.testdriven.co.uk/new-2013-suzuki-sx4-crossover/
Toyota Prius review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/toyota/prius/hatchback/review
There's still not too many hybrids on the roads, and even less still that are truly efficient. The Prius is the exception with a CO2 emissions figure that's among the lowest on the road. It all means that you don't have to pay any road tax or the London Congestion Charge and you'll find trips to the petrol station become a rare occurrence.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/mercedes/s_class/saloon/review
With its high quality cabin and incredible luxury, the Mercedes S-Class is the best limousine money can buy. Comfort and build quality are second-to-none, while the engines are smooth and powerful. There's plenty of space inside, and long wheelbase versions offer huge amounts of rear passenger legroom.
Suzuki Grand Vitara review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/suzuki/grand-vitara/sports-utility-vehicle/review
If you want a competent 4x4 but you are on a budget then don't miss the Suzuki Grand Vitara. The styling is handsome and it's good to drive, while the interior is well put together and as attractive as the exterior. Unlike many similarly sized 4x4s, the Grand Vitara possesses some genuine off-road ability, so it can cut it in the rough stuff. The downsides are that it lacks refinement and the petrol engines are very thirsty.
Kia Venga 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.