Britain’s biggest and best car buyer’s guide

February 2017

This month’s contents


12 Best new cars 2017

Small cars Family cars and MPVs Executive and luxury cars Electric, hybrid and hydrogen cars Small SUVs Large and luxury SUVs Sports cars and convertibles 28 BMW 5 Series

All-new exec saloon chock full of tech 30 Honda Civic

Reinvigorated family hatch gets new engines 32 Suzuki Ignis

Quirky new city car-cum-small SUV 33 Renault Mégane

Tourer Latest model in more practical estate guise

35 Seat Leon

Light update includes new frugal engines 40 Helpdesk

Car radio security codes explained 50 Large SUVs that don’t cost the earth New Skoda Kodiaq vs Kia Sorento vs Mazda CX 5

58 On the motorway to executive success New Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series

70 Progress at an electric pace New Hyundai Ioniq vs Toyota Prius

74 Best used car buy:

Nissan Qashqai Where today’s family SUV craze all started

The ignored financial trapdoor Investigation Depreciation is hugely expensive. We reveal which cars best limit the damage p42

The premier league of SUVs Twin test Maserati’s new Levante needs a wide range of talents to beat the Porsche Macan p66

Plus Buyer’s guide and A toZ

Subscribe 62 Free Leatherman Style CS Multi-tool when you subscribe Verdicts, facts

Worth £30

and figures 77

Mini Countryman Reader Test Team SUV is larger and it’s classier inside, but is it enough of an improvement? p38 FEBRUARY 2017 |