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The October 2014 issue of What Car? is now on sale.

In this issue the big four-car test features the latest superminis. The Volkswagen Polo takes on the Ford Fiesta, the Peugeot 208, and the Renault Clio. The Polo has recently been face-lifted, while the 208 features a brand new trim: Style. We're after low running costs, good driving manners and a practical interior from the four cars.

The new-car star of this month's triple test is the Nissan X-Trail, which comes complete with seven seats and, in this test, a 1.6-litre diesel engine. It goes up against the seven-seat versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mitsubishi Outlander, both of which come with a 2.2-litre diesel. 

There are two twin tests in this month's magazine, with the first featuring the BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan. We're looking at some of the more sensible models of these sporty SUVs, as it is the diesels that are being tested. It's a close run thing in the case of these two.

The new car in our second twin test is the Mini One, the entry-level version of the premium supermini. It goes up against another classy small car in the form of the Audi A1, in SE trim and with a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

On the website this month

On page 37 of this month's What Car? we tell you about all the great reviews, videos and features we have coming up on the website. Here they are in one handy place.

All-new Renault Twingo first drive
We've got to wait a little longer for this month's star web drive - our verdict on the Renault Twingo goes live on 28 August.

New Vauxhall Corsa
We have been up close and personal with the cool new Vauxhall Corsa. Find out the five key things about the new car.

Video group test
We pitch three small premium diesel hatches, including the latest Mini Cooper D, against one another. Watch the verdict here.

Videos
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Our cars
We run a varied fleet of cars, and we write about each one every week. Read about them here.

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