Road Tests

  • 3 of a kind

    TRIPLE TEST: Three of a kind of a kind

    There are several obvious differences between the Ford Focus Estate, Peugeot 508 Fastback and Subaru Forester. But at the end of the day, all three are after the same buyers – family-car drivers looking for something that’s safe, practical, good value and moderately premium.

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    Vauxhall Crossland X

    Vauxhall label the Crossland X as an SUV, but you only need to be in its presence for a minute or two before you realise this is nothing of the sort. Look past the alloy-effect skid plates that try to give the Crossland X a sense of ruggedness and you’ll...

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    Suzuki Ignis

    As soon as you see the Suzuki Ignis, the one thing you know for certain is that it won’t be dull. It’s a funky car that breaks the norm of automotive design and is styled with playfulness in mind.

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    MG 3

    Perhaps to be expected, the Chinese-built MG3 is a relatively cheap car to buy. And with prices starting from £9,495, the MG3 is considerably less than rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Seat Ibiza. But is there any cheerfulness to go with the cheapness?

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    TRIPLE TEST: Fiat 500 vs Toyota Aygo vs Hyundai i10

    In today’s market, city cars are a popular proposition. They offer relative practicality, frugality and are sized accordingly to make driving in tight streets and monotonous multi-storey car parks as easy as possible. They also often offer the cheapest route into new car ownership.

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