Car group tests

Jeep Avenger vs Kia Niro EV vs Volkswagen ID.3: low-cost compact EVs duke it out
Jeep Avenger, Kia Niro EV and Volkswagen ID.3 - front tracking
Car group tests

Jeep Avenger vs Kia Niro EV vs Volkswagen ID.3: low-cost compact EVs duke it out

Electric car prices are already being slashed to meet new sales targets. We line up Jeep, Kia and VW rivals to see what’s on offer
24 Feb 2024
Mercedes CLA vs Genesis G70: Germany faces Korea in our junior exec shoot-out
Mercedes CLA and Genesis G70 - front tracking
Car group tests

Mercedes CLA vs Genesis G70: Germany faces Korea in our junior exec shoot-out

Stylish four-door models from Mercedes and Genesis go head to head, as the updated CLA takes on the G70
17 Feb 2024
Kia Sportage vs Toyota C-HR: can Toyota’s new arrival beat Kia’s best-seller?
Kia Sportage and Toyota C-HR - front tracking
Car group tests

Kia Sportage vs Toyota C-HR: can Toyota’s new arrival beat Kia’s best-seller?

Toyota’s Mk1 C-HR was a big hit. Now it’s time for the second-generation car to face one of our favourite family SUVs, the Kia Sportage
10 Feb 2024
Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V: hybrid SUVs battle for supremacy
Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V - front tracking (Hyundai leading)
Car group tests

Hyundai Kona vs Honda HR-V: hybrid SUVs battle for supremacy

Is the Hyundai Kona a strong contender in hybrid guise? We compare it with the Honda HR-V to find out
3 Feb 2024
Dacia Duster vs MG ZS: which is the best budget SUV?
Dacia Duster and MG ZS - front cornering
Car group tests

Dacia Duster vs MG ZS: which is the best budget SUV?

The Dacia Duster and MG ZS offer SUV motoring for those on a tight budget, and don’t make you feel hard done by
27 Jan 2024
Audi e-tron GT vs BMW i5: executive EV powerhouses go head-to-head
BMW i5 and Audi e-tron GT - front tracking
Car group tests

Audi e-tron GT vs BMW i5: executive EV powerhouses go head-to-head

BMW’s flagship all-electric executive saloon faces up to Audi’s established rival
20 Jan 2024
Vauxhall Corsa vs Hyundai i20: supermini titans go head-to-head
Vauxhall Corsa vs Hyundai i20 - header
Car group tests

Vauxhall Corsa vs Hyundai i20: supermini titans go head-to-head

Revised versions of the Vauxhall Corsa and Hyundai i20 do battle to find the best new supermini
13 Jan 2024

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Old vs new: Peugeot 205 GTI vs Peugeot 208
Peugeot 205 GTI vs Peugeot 208
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Old vs new: Peugeot 205 GTI vs Peugeot 208

As the Peugeot 205 turns 40, we look at how this most iconic of French superminis has influenced the brand’s latest small car
1 Jan 2024
Best driver's car 2024: Aston Martin DB12, Honda Civic Type R, McLaren 750S, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and more head-to-head
Supercar shootout all cars together facing forwards
Car group tests

Best driver's car 2024: Aston Martin DB12, Honda Civic Type R, McLaren 750S, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and more head-to-head

We put nine sports cars and supercars through their paces to determine the best driver's car of 2024
29 Dec 2023
Best car group tests 2023: our biggest head-to-heads
Best car group test 2023 - header
Car group tests

Best car group tests 2023: our biggest head-to-heads

The creme-de-la-creme of our 2023 group tests is here for your entertainment and there really have been some good ones…
28 Dec 2023
Ford Transit Custom vs Vauxhall Vivaro: who makes the better mid-size van?
FordFord Transit Custom and Vauxhall Vivaro - face-to-face static (doors closed)
Car group tests

Ford Transit Custom vs Vauxhall Vivaro: who makes the better mid-size van?

Commercial vehicle sales are just as crucial to Ford and Vauxhall as cars. We run the rule over their panel vans
27 Dec 2023
Ford Puma vs Vauxhall Mokka: two best-selling crossovers clash
Ford Puma and Vauxhall Mokka - front tracking
Car group tests

Ford Puma vs Vauxhall Mokka: two best-selling crossovers clash

Puma is topping the sales charts, but is it better than the Mokka?
27 Dec 2023
Ford Focus vs Vauxhall Astra: family hatchbacks do battle
Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra - front tracking
Car group tests

Ford Focus vs Vauxhall Astra: family hatchbacks do battle

Compact hatches have been a staple of both brands’ line-ups for decades
27 Dec 2023
Ford Kuga vs Vauxhall Grandland: a mid-size SUV skirmish
Ford Kuga and Vauxhall Grandland - side action
Car group tests

Ford Kuga vs Vauxhall Grandland: a mid-size SUV skirmish

SUVs are the must-have models for buyers these days. How do our rivals’ mid-size offerings shape up?
27 Dec 2023
Audi RS 4 Avant vs BMW M3 Touring: hot performance estates go head-to-head
Audi RS 4 Avant vs BMW M3 Touring - front tracking
Car group tests

Audi RS 4 Avant vs BMW M3 Touring: hot performance estates go head-to-head

Updates have transformed the Audi RS 4 Avant before it bows out for good, but can it beat the BMW M3 Touring?
16 Dec 2023
Kia EV6 GT vs Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: EV grand tourers go head-to-head
Kia EV6 GT vs Ford Mustang Mach-E GT - front tracking
Car group tests

Kia EV6 GT vs Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: EV grand tourers go head-to-head

Kia’s EV6 range has a new flagship, the GT. We put it through its paces against the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
9 Dec 2023
Jeep Avenger vs Mazda MX-30: left-field electric SUVs face off
Jeep Avenger and Mazda MX-30 - front tracking
Car group tests

Jeep Avenger vs Mazda MX-30: left-field electric SUVs face off

The Avenger electric SUV is on a mission to grow Jeep sales – how does it fare against the Mazda MX-30?
2 Dec 2023
Peugeot E-2008 vs BYD Atto 3: family-friendly electric SUVs fight it out
BYD Atto 3 chasing Peugeot E-2008 - front
Car group tests

Peugeot E-2008 vs BYD Atto 3: family-friendly electric SUVs fight it out

The revised Peugeot E-2008 offers more range than before, but has it progressed enough to beat the BYD Atto 3?
18 Nov 2023
Land Rover Defender vs Ineos Grenadier vs Ford Ranger Raptor: the ultimate off-road shootout
Land Rover Defender, Ineos Grenadier and Ford Ranger Raptor - front action
Car group tests

Land Rover Defender vs Ineos Grenadier vs Ford Ranger Raptor: the ultimate off-road shootout

The Ineos Grenadier takes on the Land Rover Defender and Ford Ranger Raptor to see where it fits in the 4x4 sector
11 Nov 2023
Renault Clio vs Skoda Fabia vs Honda Jazz group test review: a battle for supermini supremacy
Renault Clio vs Skoda Fabia vs Honda Jazz
Car group tests

Renault Clio vs Skoda Fabia vs Honda Jazz group test review: a battle for supermini supremacy

An update to the class-leading Renault Clio means a battle against the best that Skoda and Honda can offer
1 Nov 2023
Nissan Leaf vs BMW i3: used electric cars go head-to-head
BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf - front static
Car group tests

Nissan Leaf vs BMW i3: used electric cars go head-to-head

Used electric cars have never been more affordable, so is it time to make the switch?
28 Oct 2023
Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3 twin test review: EV titans go head-to-head
Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3 – front tracking
Car group tests

Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3 twin test review: EV titans go head-to-head

Revisions for the Polestar 2 boost its range and performance, but is it enough to beat the Tesla Model 3?
21 Oct 2023
Abarth 500e vs MINI Electric: 2023 twin test review
MINI Electric chasing Abarth 500e
Car group tests

Abarth 500e vs MINI Electric: 2023 twin test review

The Abarth 500e launches the Italian brand into the world of electric hot hatches – but is it more fun than a MINI Electric?
14 Oct 2023
Old car vs new car: Rover 200 vs Hyundai Kona
Rover 214i and Hyundai Kona - front tracking
Car group tests

Old car vs new car: Rover 200 vs Hyundai Kona

Our first-ever cover car meets our current Car of the Year
7 Oct 2023
BMW 7 Series vs Mercedes S-Class: 2023 twin test review
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Car group tests

BMW 7 Series vs Mercedes S-Class: 2023 twin test review

We stretch out in the new BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class to find a luxury champ
30 Sep 2023
Audi RS 7 Sportback vs Porsche Panamera: 2023 twin test review
Audi RS 7 vs Porsche Panamera - header
Car group tests

Audi RS 7 Sportback vs Porsche Panamera: 2023 twin test review

Ultra-fast executive models from Audi and Porsche go head to head
25 Sep 2023
Range Rover Velar vs Volvo XC60: 2023 twin test review
Volvo CX60 and Range Rover Velar - front tracking
Car group tests

Range Rover Velar vs Volvo XC60: 2023 twin test review

Can the updated Range Rover Velar beat the Volvo XC60 in PHEV guise?
16 Sep 2023
Smart #1 vs Renault Megane E-Tech: 2023 twin test review
Smart #1 and Renault Megane E-Tech - front static
Car group tests

Smart #1 vs Renault Megane E-Tech: 2023 twin test review

The Smart #1 marks the dawn of a new era for the former city car maker. Does it have the measure of the Renault Megane?
9 Sep 2023
Volkswagen ID.3 vs MG4: 2023 twin test review
Volkswagen ID.3 vs MG4 - front tracking
Car group tests

Volkswagen ID.3 vs MG4: 2023 twin test review

Is it second time lucky for the Volkswagen ID.3? We see if early updates can see off the MG4
2 Sep 2023
Mercedes-AMG A45 S vs Honda Civic Type R: 2023 twin test review
Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Honda Civic Type R - front tracking
Car group tests

Mercedes-AMG A45 S vs Honda Civic Type R: 2023 twin test review

A refresh has upped the ante for Mercedes-AMG’s A 45 S. How does it shape up against our reigning Hot Hatch of the Year, the Honda Civic Type R?
26 Aug 2023
Honda ZR-V vs Nissan Qashqai: 2023 twin test review
Honda ZR-V and Nissan Qashqai - front tracking
Car group tests

Honda ZR-V vs Nissan Qashqai: 2023 twin test review

Honda is aiming at the big-selling Nissan Qashqai with its new ZR-V. We find out if it’s got what it takes
19 Aug 2023
Maserati Grecale vs Porsche Macan: 2023 twin test review
Maserati Grecale and Porsche Macan - front tracking
Car group tests

Maserati Grecale vs Porsche Macan: 2023 twin test review

Can the Maserati Grecale beat the Porsche Macan for hot-SUV honours?
12 Aug 2023
BMW M2 vs Porsche 718 Cayman GTS: 2023 twin test review
BMW M2 and Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - front tracking
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BMW M2 vs Porsche 718 Cayman GTS: 2023 twin test review

We’ve been impressed by the BMW M2 so far, but how does it fare against the performance-focused Porsche 718 Cayman GTS?
5 Aug 2023
Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux vs Volkswagen Amarok: 2023 group test review
Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok triple test header image
Car group tests

Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux vs Volkswagen Amarok: 2023 group test review

We rank the UK’s one-tonne pick-up trucks
29 Jul 2023