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The August issue of What Car? magazine hits the shelves today, with more cars, bigger tests and extra data and advice

Words BySteve Huntingford

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What Car? August 2017

It's not just cars that get facelifts; this month we've redesigned What Car? magazine to make it even more useful, whether you're choosing your next car, looking to reduce your motoring bills or simply want to keep up to date with the latest issues facing drivers.

The number of adverts has been slashed so we can dedicate more space to comparison tests. Plus, we've reintroduced long-term reviews and will now offer more consumer investigations, an expanded used section and extra data.

This month's main cover story is our search for Britain's best small car, in which we group test the new Ford Fiesta against the new Seat Ibiza and our reigning Small Car of the Year, the Skoda Fabia.

There's also a 12-car supertest that pits petrol, diesel and hybrid cars against each other to find out which has the best fuel economy in the real world.

Plus, What Car? readers give their verdict on the stylish new Range Rover Velar, and we drive the revised Nissan Qashqai to see if it's now a match for the class-leading Seat Ateca.

Other new cars reviewed this month include:

  • Audi SQ5
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • BMW 5 Series Touring
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Jeep Compass
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Peugeot 308
  • Renault Captur
  • Renault Koleos
  • Volkswagen Arteon
  • Volvo V90

We also have a complete guide to company cars, looking at everything from the models worth considering to whether you'd be better off taking the cash instead.

And, as always, our Helpdesk, Buyer’s Guide and data section will help you choose the best new car for your needs, while our True MPG tests tell you what fuel economy you can really expect from your next car.

The August issue of What Car? magazine is in shops now, or you can save money with print or digital subscription offers at The Magazine Shop.

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