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The February 2015 issue of What Car? is now available on newsagents' shelves.

The car on the cover is the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, and it is the star of our big group test, as it takes on the BMW X3, Lexus NX and the Volvo XC60. The X3 is the current benchmark in this class, but can the new seven-seater Discovery Sport usurp it?

Our second major test pits the new Skoda Fabia and the new Vauxhall Corsa against the current pick of the small car crop, the Volkswagen Polo.

The Fabia promises more space and equipment than the old version, while the Corsa has a new interior and a fresh new set of engines. The Polo was our favourite before this test; does this still hold true?

There are two twin tests in this month's magazine, and the first has two spacious family hatchbacks competing with one another. The Skoda Octavia and Nissan Pulsar are two of the largest cars in this class, and we're taking a look at them with an eye on costs as we consider them as company cars.

The second twin test has two closely related cars take on each other. The Volkswagen Scirocco and the Seat Leon SC in our test share a lot of technology, and both come with slightly different versions of the same 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine. The result is not as close as you might imagine, though, with a clear winner emerging wehn all things are considered.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we also welcome the UK's cheapest estate car, the Dacia Logan MCV, to the What Car? fleet. Our Helpdesk takes on a case of an Polo with a faulty cooler, while we take a look at the second-hand Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

On the website this month

On page 33 of this month's What Car? we tell you about all the great reviews, videos and features we have coming up on the website. They include:

Land Rover Discovery Sport full review
It's starred in the main group test this month, but you can read the full in-depth review of the Land Rover Discovery Sport on our website now. Read our verdict here.

The Volkswagen Polo is one of the best small cars you can buy, and we have now driven the hot GTI version. We've updated our main review as a result.

Audi A1
The Audi A1 is a former Car of the Year, and it has now been updated for 2015. We've updated our review as a result - see our verdict here.

We've got up close with the Jaguar XE saloon on video - watch this and more on our YouTube channel.

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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