What we are looking for

  • A commanding driving position is essential, as are rugged looks, high-tech infotainment systems and luxurious interiors.
  • Assured handling, a comfortable ride and strong performance are all important, too.
  • To reduce engine noise on long journeys, engine noise needs to be well suppressed.
  • While practicality and running costs play second fiddle to how the car feels, reasonable fuel economy and CO2 emissions are still important.