2020 What Car? Car of the Year Awards: the contenders continued

In January, we'll reveal the best new cars in every category, plus our overall Car of the Year. These are the models in contention...

Porsche Cayenne Coupé

Porsche Cayenne Coupé front

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If the regular Cayenne is a bit too much SUV for you and its shape doesn’t cut the mustard, check out the coupe version. It’s 20mm lower with a sloping roofline that sharpens up the looks. Keen handling and a classy interior are further plus points.

Read our full Porsche Cayenne Coupé review >>

BMW X4

BMW X4 M40i

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If you like the idea of an SUV with a sleek, coupé-like roofline, then the X4’s svelte lines will probably appeal to you. The X4 also offers great handling, while inside you'll find BMW's iDrive infotainment system, which is among the best in the business

Read our full BMW X4 review >>

Mercedes GLE Coupé

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

With a punchy diesel engine and a comfortable ride, the GLE Coupé is capable of touring across entire countries while keeping you fresh. We also like that it's very quiet on the move.

Read our full Mercedes GLE Coupé review >>

Audi Q8

Audi Q8

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The Q8 takes a lot of what we love about the Audi Q7 – its stunning interior, for example – and packages it into the sleek bodywork of an SUV-coupé. The Q8 also offers decent space and is very quiet on the move.

Read our full Audi Q8 review >>

Toyota C-HR

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This new version of Toyota's SUV-Coupé gets a new 2.0-litre hybrid setup and an improved interior to go with its subtly updated looks. The new engine brings a welcome boost over the old 1.8-litre engine option, and low CO2 emissions means it makes a lot of sense as a company car.

Read our full Toyota C-HR review >>

Sports car: Alpine A110

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The reborn A110 is a real triumph with intoxicating handling and performance when it’s hustled along a B-road. It’s nimble and light, and surprisingly swift for a coupé with a 1.8-litre engine.

Read our full Alpine A110 review >>

Aston Martin DBS/DBS Volante

Aston Martin DBS/DBS Volante front three quarters

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The ultimate Ason Martin model is also the best – it’s the best front-engined, rear-wheel drive GT we’ve driven. It’s an epic car that you can enjoy on the road and on the race track.

Read our full Aston Martin DBS review >>

Audi R8

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Over the past decade the R8 has matured into a proper supercar. Its impressively swift and great fun to drive, but the four-wheel drive system ensures it always remains manageable.

Read our full Audi R8 review >>

Audi TT RS

Audi TT RS front

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The range-topping TT model packs a punch with its gorgeous-sounding 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine. It may not be the sharpest sports car to drive, but few rivals can match its pace or its beautifully crafted interior.

Read our full Audi TT RS review >>

Audi TT Roadster

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Heavily revised in 2019, the TT Roadster can be had with a choice of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines. Unusually, it’s the smallest and most affordable we rate the highest because it has peppy performance while also keeping costs sensible. 

Read our full Audi TT Roadster review >>

BMW Z4

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The Z4 combines fun with practicality. In M40i guise it’s smooth and powerful, and its boot will swallow as much luggage as a Volkswagen Golf.

Read our full BMW Z4 review >>

Honda NSX

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Hybrid technology gives the NSX impressive acceleration, and although it feels more like a grand tourer than a thrilling sports car, it can be driven around town for short stints on electric power alone.

Read our full Honda NSX review >>

Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 front

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Not only is the MX-5 great to drive, its pretty affordable to buy and run. It’s relatively rapid and has outstanding ride and handling that make it the perfect partner for a spin along some twisty country roads.

Read our full Mazda MX-5 review >>

Mercedes-AMG GT coupé/roadster

Mercedes-AMG GT coupé front and side

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Fitted with AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine, the GT not only has all performance could wish for, it sounds superb too. On top of that, it looks fantastic and it has entertaining handling. 

Read our full Mercedes-AMG GT coupé/roadster review >>

Nissan GT-R

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This Japanese sports car has lashings of old-school charm. It’s immensely fast with masses of power and grip. It’s relatively practical, too.  

Read our full Nissan GT-R review >>

Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman T

Porsche 718 Cayman T front three quarters

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The Boxster is Porsche’s cheapest convertible, yet also one of its best. It’s sensational to drive, has brilliant handling and a classy interior. Similarly, the Cayman is one of the best sports cars you can buy. You just need to choose if you want to be able to go roofless or not.

Read our full Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman T review >>

Porsche 911

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The 911 is a thrilling sports car. It’s seriously rapid and great to drive on all types of roads. If you pick the coupe rather than the roadster, you get a pair of tiny rear seats that make it slightly more practical than two-seater alternatives. 

Read our full Porsche 911 review >>

Porsche Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster Spyder front three quarters

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With the same oily bits as a 718 Cayman GT4, the Boxster Spyder is a proper sports car dressed in a svelte suit. It has a fabulous flat-six engine and GT4 suspension, making it better to drive than many pricier cars. 

Read our full Porsche Boxster Spyder review >>

Toyota Supra

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Toyota borrowed heavily from the BMW Z4 for the Supra. It shares the M40i’s 3.0-litre turbocharged engine, as well as its gearbox and suspension, making it entertaining to drive. It also has a comfortable ride and enough practicality to make it a useable everyday car.

Read our full Toyota Supra review >>

Performance car: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio front three quarters

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Our reigning performance car of the year doesn’t have the brash styling or brutish sounding engine of its German rivals, it is simply the most rewarding sports saloon to drive - and that’s what’s important in this category. 

Read our full Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review >>

Audi S4

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Fast, yet understated, the S4’s 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo diesel engine packs a heavyweight punch and its four-wheel-drive system ensures it’ll stay planted on twisty Tarmac whatever the conditions.

Read our full Audi S4 review >>

Audi S6

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The S4’s luxurious big brother also uses a diesel engine to provide effortless performance and decent fuel economy. It’s not the most engaging to drive, but it’s supremely comfortable if you choose the optional air suspension.

Read our full Audi S6 review >>

Audi S7

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The S7 produces prodigious power without gulping down too much fuel thanks to the diesel engine under its bonnet. It’s an extremely capable and comfortable long-distance cruiser.

Read our full Audi S7 review >>

Audi RS3 saloon

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With the 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine from the TT-RS under its bonnet, the RS3 is ridiculously rapid with a sonorous exhaust note.

Read our full Audi RS3 saloon review >>

Audi RS5 Sportback

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An accomplished, all-weather tourer, the RS5 is stupendously fast and practical enough to cope with family life. Its handling and steering aren’t class-leading, but its interior is the epitome of elegance.

Read our full Audi RS5 Sportback review >>

Mercedes-AMG C63 AMG Coupé

Mercedes-AMG C63 AMG Coupé front three quarters

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With a twin-turbocharged V8 under its bonnet, there’s no doubt that the C63 is extremely rapid; and that engine makes a great noise. It also steers well and has a delightfully balanced chassis.

Read our full Mercedes-AMG C63 AMG Coupé review >>

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door front three quarters

The GT 4-door shares its chassis with the E-Class, but the engineers at AMG have worked their magic on it and fitted it with the awesome, hand-built, twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 that sits in nearly every other pukka AMG product. The result is a great car for a weekend blast along some country lanes.

Read our full Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door review >>

Mercedes A35 AMG Saloon

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The German car maker’s entry-level hot hatchback has strong performance, a grippy chassis and a classy interior.

Read our full Mercedes A35 AMG Saloon review >>

Polestar 1

Polestar 1 front three quarters

With more electric range than most plug-in hybrids and the pace to out-gun most sports cars, the Polestar 1 has the substance to back up its Scandi-cool looks.

Read our full Polestar 1 review >>

Small electric car: Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric front three quarters

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A facelift in 2019 has broadened the appeal of Hyundai’s electric hatchback, pushing its range to 194 miles and upgrading the quality of its interior. It’s better to drive, too.

Read our full Hyundai Ioniq Electric review >>

Kia e-Niro

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Our reigning Car of the Year still offers an impressive mix of range and affordability. It can travel for up to 253 miles between charges in real-world conditions, offers punchy acceleration and comes loaded with equipment.

Read our full Kia e-Niro review >>

Kia Soul EV

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Can lightning strike twice? Kia is hoping so, having packaged the e-Niro’s battery and electric motor into a larger SUV body. Funky looks aside, the Soul EV promises the same big range and impressive kit list as its smaller sibling.

Read our full Kia Soul EV review >>

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV front three quarters

The MG ZS EV offers a lot of value for money, especially for anyone wanting to try electric motoring on a budget. There’s plenty of room for passengers, a big boot, and every version comes well equipped.

Read our full MG ZS EV review >>

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe front three quarters

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The Zoe can take you farther between charges than many other electric cars, but remains quiet and easy to drive. It’s especially tempting if you lease the battery, which helps to keep costs down.

Read our full Renault Zoe review >>

Seat Mii Electric

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Seat’s Mii city car gets electric power and a price tag which makes it affordable for many. Its official range is 162 miles, which is more than most rivals will get you.

Read our full Seat Mii Electric review >>

Skoda Citigo iEV

Skoda Citigo iEV

Powered by an 81bhp electric motor, Skoda’s first electric car promises both decent range and a low price.

Large electric car: Audi E-tron

Audi E-tron front three quarters

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Other electric cars can go farther in the real world, but the E-tron still impresses with a cosetting ride and a luxurious interior.

Read our full Audi E-tron review >>

Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai Nexo front three quarters

The only hydrogen-fuelled car to make our list this year, the Nexo is relaxing to drive and has a spacious interior. There’s a hefty price to pay for its green credentials, though.

Read our full Hyundai Nexo review >>

Jaguar I-Pace

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With a Real Range result of 253 miles, the I-Pace can take you farther between charges than many electric rivals. That it’s also entertaining to drive and great to look at is a bonus.

Read our full Jaguar I-Pace review >>

Mercedes-Benz EQC

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Mercedes’ first electric SUV impressed us with its quiet manner and comfortable ride. It also returned a decent real-world range of 208 miles.

Read our full Mercedes-Benz EQC review >>

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 front three quarters

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The Model 3 was one of 2019’s most anticipated new cars, and sure enough it didn’t disappoint. It can travel up to 239 miles on a single charge in real-world conditions, has a futuristic interior, offers eye-widening acceleration and it’s surprisingly practical too.

Read our full Tesla Model 3 review >>

Tesla Model S Long Range

Tesla Model S Long Range front

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Updates to both the Model S luxury saloon and the Model X seven-seat SUV have given both cars greater range in 2019. That means the Model S will now carry you 379 miles between charges officially, yet it can still get you to 62mph faster than most sports cars.

Read our full Tesla Model S Long Range review >>

Tesla Model X Long Range

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A long range, space for seven people and all the tech you could want sounds like an impossible dream, but the Model X has proven that for those with deep pockets, it’s finally achievable.

Read our full Tesla Model X Long Range review >>

Hybrid: Honda CR-V Hybrid

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Two electric motors and a petrol engine combine to power the latest generation of Honda’s high-selling family SUV. The net result is a relatively economical and highly practical car.

Read our full Honda CR-V Hybrid review >>

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid front three quarters

Think of this as Hyundai’s answer to the Toyota Prius and you won’t go far wrong - although its maker may complain as we have often preferred the balance of price and functionality over its rival.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid

Hyundai Kona Hybrid front three quarters

Officially, the Kona Hybrid can return 52.3mpg and emit just 99g/km of CO2, keeping it in a low (23%) benefit-in-kind tax group, which is great news for company car drivers.

Read our full Hyundai Kona Hybrid review >>

Kia Niro

Kia Niro front three quarters

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With the promise of an average of more than 60mpg, it’s not hard to understand why this car – based on the Car of the Year winning Niro – is catching the eye of buyers.

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Lexus RX

Lexus RX front three quarters

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The Lexus RX has an attractive and comfortable interior, helped by the absorbent ride and generous standard equipment. CO2 emissions are pretty low and it should prove very reliable, too.

Read our full Lexus RX review >>

Lexus RX-L

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The Lexus RX L is comfortable, well equipped and offers the option of seven seats. With the economy benefits of its hybrid set-up to factor in too, this large SUV just gets more appealing.

Read our full Lexus RX-L review >>

Lexus ES

Lexus ES front three quarters

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The ES is comfortable, quiet and spacious. What's more, the running costs for company car drivers are far below those of diesel rivals.

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Lexus RC

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The RC is a distinctive coupé with very low running costs in hybrid form. It’s also well equipped and feels pretty plush inside.

Read our full Lexus RC review >>

Subaru Forester e-Boxer

Subaru Forester e-Boxer front three quarters

A small electric motor supplements the engine, giving a sleight boost to performance for a very small weight disadvantage - making it an interesting take on the hybrid narrative in the typically distinctive Forester.

Subaru XV e-Boxer

Subaru XV e-Boxer front three quarters

Subaru’s SUV features strong level of standard equipment, especially to improve safety, and is well-built, spacious and has a wholesome appeal on the inside; and it retains that secure, sure-footed handling the brand trades on.

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry front three quarters

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This large saloon combines a 2.5-litre engine with a plant-saving electric motor to boost economy and evade charges for London’s ULEZ low emissions zone.

Read our full Toyota Camry review >>

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla front three quarters

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Now reunited with its legendary name, Toyota’s small family car is a great all-rounder that comes with a choice of hybrid-powered performance outputs, offering something for both the resolutely eco-focused driver and those with an eye on a bit more performance.

Read our full Toyota Corolla review >>

Toyota CH-R

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This high-selling SUV is available with eye-catchingly low emissions and good fuel economy, thanks to the availability of a hybrid option. Throw in good general kit levels, and you get a seriously tempting car.

Read our full Toyota CH-R review >>

Toyota RAV4

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Heard the one about the SUV that pumps out less CO2 than a 1.0-litre Ford Fiesta? Well, thanks to its frugal hybrid powertrain, the RAV4 is the car that does that, combining this attribute with several other capabilities to make for a seriously tempting proposition.

Read our full Toyota RAV4 review >>

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius front

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Substantially more than half the hybrids sold in the world to date are hybrids – and it is the Prius that has led the way in growing those record-breaking numbers. This latest version is the most rounded – and thereby appealing – to date.

Read our full Toyota Prius review >>

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

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What Car?’s True MPG testing suggests that there is no car on sale in Britain that betters the Yaris Hybrid’s fuel economy in town, and while that figure suffers slightly when averaged with faster driving, it does serve to highlight why this model is so highly rated.

Read our full Toyota Yaris Hybrid review >>

Plug-in Hybrid car: Audi Q5 TFSIe

Audi Q5 TFSIe

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The first of a new breed of Audi plug-in hybrids, the Q5 TFSIe has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Its official pure-electric range is 26 miles and its CO2 emissions are just 49g/km. On top of that it has sharp handling and a smooth ride. 

Read our full Audi Q5 review >>

Audi Q7 TFSIe

Audi Q7 front three quarters

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The plug-in hybrid version of our favourite luxury SUV can travel for 25 miles on pure electric power. It possesses many of the merits of other Q7 models, including a luxurious interior with near-limousine like levels of comfort and space for rear seat passengers. The only downside is it can only be had with five seats. 

Read our full Audi Q7 review >>

BMW X5 xDrive45e

BMW X5 xDrive45e front

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BMW’s luxury SUV beats rivals on range with a whopping 54 miles of pure electric travel. Powered by a smooth six-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, it’s very quick if you wish to prioritise performance over economy. 

Read our full BMW X5 review >>

BMW 330e

2019 330e rear tracking

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The plug-in hybrid version of our Executive Car of the Year for 2019 is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. Its electric range is around 35 miles and it has adequate performance even when driven using the batteries. Let the petrol engine kick in and it’s great fun to drive along twisty country roads.

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BMW 530e

BMW 530e

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The BMW 5 Series is a brilliant, classy and wonderfully refined luxury saloon, and the plug-in hybrid version improves on its already reasonable running costs. It can be driven for up to 29 miles on pure electric power, and its CO2 emissions are impressively low at 46g/km. 

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BMW 745e

2019 BMW 745e front

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Both the battery pack that sits beneath the rear seats and the electric motor that’s integrated into the gearbox on the 745e have been upgraded. The result is an electrified powertrain that’s a delight - stick it in Sport mode and it makes a gorgeous noise and has pin-sharp responses.

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DS7 Crossback E-Tense

2019 DS 7 E-Tense cornering

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You might expect a large four-wheel drive SUV with a 0-62mph time of just 5.9sec to have an insatiable thirst for fuel, but the DS7 Crossback E-Tense achieved more than 200mpg in official tests and emits as little as 33g/km of CO2.

Read our full DS7 Crossback E-Tense review >>

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium

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A handsome, capable and well-equipped machine, the Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid gets one over on rivals because it’s also far more affordable to buy. And it has a competitive electric range and a roomy, smartly styled interior. 

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Mercedes C300de

Mercedes C-Class

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Unusually, the C-Class plug-in hybrid pairs its electric motor and battery pack with a diesel engine, so when you’re not running in electric mode it’s more efficient and less polluting than petrol-engined rivals.

Read our full Mercedes C-Class review >>

Mercedes E300de

2019 Mercedes-Benz E300e

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The E300de plug-in hybrid combines the benefits of pure electric driving with the greater economy of a diesel engine. It’s silent and smooth when driven gently around town and it cruises effortlessly at motorway speeds.

Read our full Mercedes E-Class review >>

Skoda Superb iV PHEV

Skoda Superb

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The plug-in hybrid version of the Superb has been introduced alongside a facelift that brightens up the bodywork and interior and adds some high-tech features. The iV adds improved economy and emissions: it’ll travel for 34 miles on electric only power, and produces 40g.km CO2.

Read our full Skoda Superb review >>

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate

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Available as a saloon or estate, the hugely practical Passat GTE can travel for up to 34 miles in pure electric mode at speeds up to 80mph. Its 1.4-litre petrol engine is surprisingly nippy, too.

Read our full Volkswagen Passat review >>

Volvo S60 T8

Volvo S60 T8 red front

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A plug-in hybrid executive saloon with tiny emissions and explosive straight-line performance, the S60 T8 can sprint past 62mph in 4.6sec. Take a more gentle approach and you’ll see 70mpg on a mixed driving route and around 30 miles on electric-only power.

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Volvo XC90 T8

Volvo XC90 2020 front

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The T8 is the swiftest model in the XC90 line-up with the ability to smash the 0-62mph dash in 5.6sec. It can be frugal too - it’ll take you 25 miles into your journey on battery power alone. It’s eminently practical too as it’s the only plug-in hybrid to retain seating for seven.

Read our full Volvo XC90 review >>

Executive car: Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2019 Front tracking

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If you fancy injecting some Italian style into your commute, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is an excellent place to start, with engaging handling and strong performance, especially from its petrol engines.

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Audi A4

Audi A4 35 TDI Sport S tronic

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A former What Car? Car of the Year and still a five-star contender, the Audi A4 offers everything you could want from an executive saloon. It has a comfortable and inviting interior, a smooth range of engines and every version is well equipped.

Read our full Audi A4 review >>

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series driving

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Our defending champion in this class is brilliant to drive, is available with a great range of engines and comes with a class-leading infotainment system. It really is the complete package.

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Ford Mondeo

2019 Ford Mondeo facelift

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The Mondeo proves that you don’t need to have a German badge on your bonnet to be a contender in this class. It offers tidy handling and a spacious interior, and all for a price that’s lower than most other cars here.

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Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE driving

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If you’re looking for an executive saloon that’s truly involving to drive, then the XE deserves a place on your shortlist. It offers agile and enjoyable handling as well as punchy engines. The equipment list on entry-level versions is generous, too.

Read our full Jaguar XE review >>

Mercedes A-Class Saloon

Mercedes A-Class saloon

Mercedes is adding a new saloon to its range, based on the A-Class family hatchback. As such, it’s likely to translate everything we love about the existing family hatchback – including its stunning interior – into a new body.

Mazda 3 Saloon

Mazda 3 Saloon

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The new Mazda 3 Saloon is likely to be especially appealing for company car drivers thanks to its SkyActiv-X engine, which promises diesel-like fuel economy from a petrol engine.

Read our full Mazda 3 Saloon review >>

Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb 2021 RHD front left cornering

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Updates in 2019 have only made the Superb more appealing, and it remains the go-to choice if you need to marry executive car comfort with space that dwarfs almost any other saloon.

Read our full Skoda Superb review >>

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry front three quarters

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Toyota’s replacement for the Avensis is both spacious and cheap to run, even if it isn’t as involving to drive as some of its rivals.

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Toyota Corolla Saloon

Toyota Corolla Saloon

The Corolla is one of our favourite hybrid family hatchbacks, so this saloon version is likely to appeal to eco-conscious company car drivers.

Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front tracking

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The latest Passat is everything an executive car should be – it’s classy, comfortable and refined, and comes with a frugal range of tax-friendly diesel engines.

Read our full Volkswagen Passat review >>

Volvo S60

Volvo S60 driving

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As with every Volvo, the S60 comes packed to the rafters with safety kit. Add in a great driving position and a classy interior, and it’s a wonderful place to spend time in.

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Pick-up truck: Ford Ranger

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor UK front three quarter

The Ranger rides well for a pick-up truck, while gutsy diesel engines and competitive pricing mean it doesn’t cost a lot to buy and run either. If you’re in the market for a pick-up truck, it’s well worth looking at.

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Isuzu D-Max

2016 Isuzu D-Max Double Cab review

Rivals are better to drive, but the D-Max covers the pick-up basics well. It’s got a strong engine, a good infotainment system and is well equipped.

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Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi L200 2021 front cornering

The Mitsubishi L200 can tow and carry big loads and remains competitively priced. Stick with the low-end versions and it’s easy to recommend.

Ssangyong Musso

Ssangyong Musso

As well as costing less than its rivals, the Musso impresses with a smart interior and a strong but quiet engine. It has great towing ability, too.

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Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok

Last year’s winner is still one of the best pick-ups around. It’s good to drive by the standards of this class, has a strong range of engines and is relatively practical.

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Luxury car: Audi A8

Audi A8

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The A8 has always been the thinking man’s luxury saloon, and this latest version is no exception. Its blend of performance, comfort and serenity are wedded to a beautifully built, practical and well-equipped interior.

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Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur front

The latest Flying Spur can accelerate up to a top speed of 207mph, yet also has one of the most luxurious interiors you'll find in any new car.

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series

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Last year’s champion is still one of our favourite cars. It’s great to drive, with a range of quiet and economical engines, and it’s comfortable and relaxing, too. Add in a spacious and well-appointed interior and a top-notch infotainment system and it’s going to be hard to beat.

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BMW 6 Series GT

BMW 6 Series GT front

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Imagine a 5 Series in a slightly larger suit and you’ve got the 6 Series GT. It has vast amounts of passenger space, as well as a huge boot and a high-quality interior. Because it’s based on the 5 Series it drives well, too, and it’s a comfortable place to be.

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BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series front

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The 7 Series has always been a deeply impressive luxury car and a host of upgrades this year has only strengthened its case. It’s good to drive, comfortable to ride in, full of goodies inside and comes with a brilliant infotainment system.

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