Honda HR-V vs Subaru XV

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Honda HR-V The HR-V has a broad repertoire of skills to charm even the most jaded commuter he HR-V is a nameplate we first encountered way back in the late’90s as the shoe of Voltes V. Today’s HR-V is a slick piece of work, and arguably the best-looking Honda of the lot. The Japanese carmaker … [Read more…]

Honda Civic Sport Vs Mazda 3

Honda Civic Sport Model tested: Honda Civic 1.4 Sport Price: £18,360 Engine: 1.4-litre 4cyl, 98bhp The new Honda Civic Sport aims to inject some much-needed showroom appeal into the soon-to-be-replaced family hatchback. It’s essentially an entry-level model, bur thanks to a host of cosmetic upgrades and some additional equipment, it looks and feels anything but. … [Read more…]

Kia Optima Sportswagon Vs Skoda Superb Estate Vs VW Passat Estate

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Kia Optima Sportswagon Model tested: Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S 1.7 CRDi DCT Price: £30,595 Engine: 1.7-litre 4cyl turbodiesel, 139bhp There’s only one engine available in the Optima Sportswagon, with the firm’s 1.7-litre CRDi diesel fitted to 2, 3 and GT-Line S models. It’s the latter we test here, which gets Kia’s DCT dual-clutch automatic … [Read more…]

Ford Mustang vs BMW M235i vs Lexus RC200t

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There different approaches to the rear-drive coupe concept. With £35,000 in your back poket, which is the one to have? Wherever you care to look, the automotive industry seems to be convergning on the same technical solutions. Hypercars must have some form of hybridisation, hot hatches are powered by four-cylinder turbo engines, supersaloons run twin-turbo … [Read more…]