The latest issue of What Car? is out now, and our cover star this month is the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Taking on the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf in the premium family hatchback market is a tough challenge, but Mercedes is hoping that its larger, more luxurious A-Class has what it takes to win.
We've also group tested the new Volkswagen T-Roc against its closes rivals, the Seat Arona and Hyundai Kona, to see who makes Britain's best small SUV, while elsewhere two titans of the executive estate market – the BMW 5 Series Touring and Jaguar XF Sportbrake – go head-to-head.
Plus, our favourite large SUV, the Peugeot 5008, faces a fresh challenge from the Kia Sorento and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, while the Audi S5 takes on the Kia Stinger GT-S in a twin test of hot coupés.
Other new cars reviewed this month include:
- BMW X2
- Volkswagen Up GTI
- Honda Civic diesel
- Audi A7 Sportback
- Renault Mégane RS
- Honda Jazz
- Aston Martin DB11 Volante
Also this month, our Reader Test Team give their verdict on our 2018 Car of the Year, the Volvo XC40, and we round up the best discounted new car deals from our new car buyer marketplace. Our advice section takes a close look at safety technology this month, and we reveal the trade secrets you need to know when buying your next car.
Our used cars team has been busy, too, putting the Seat Leon X-Perience up against the Skoda Octavia Scout to decide which rugged 4x4 estate is the better used buy.
Plus, as always, #AskWhatCar answers your motoring questions, our Buyer’s Guide and data section will help you choose the best new car for your needs and our True MPG tests tell you what fuel economy you can really expect from your car.
Our redesigned format makes What Car? magazine 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, letting us dedicate more space to comparison tests. We've also reintroduced long-term car ownership reviews and an expanded consumer section, more used car buying guides and extra data.
The March 2018 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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