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The January 2018 issue of What Car? magazine has just hit the shelves, with more cars, bigger tests and extra data and advice

Words ByDarren Moss

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What Car? January 2018

The latest issue of What Car? is out now, featuring more data, bigger comparison tests and the most comprehensive new car reviews around.

Our cover story this month is dedicated to answering one key question: what's the best SUV you can buy for Β£250 per month? To find out, we've pitched the new Seat Arona against its biggest rivals, the CitroΓ«n C3 Aircross and Kia Stonic.

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Other group tests this month include the storming Honda Civic Type R taking on the new Hyundai i30N to decide who makes the best hot hatch, while the Seat Atecais pitched against its cousin, the new Skoda Karoq.

The Peugeot 308 goes up against the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf, too, to see which is the best family car with the most efficient engine.

Other new cars reviewed this month include:

  • Volkswagen T-Roc
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake
  • Hyundai Kona
  • BMW M140i
  • MG ZS
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
  • Kia Stinger
  • Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

Elsewhere, we take a look at car clocking and why it's still a problem for used car buyers, and we tell you everything you need to know about getting breakdown cover for your car.

We've also let our reader test team loose on the new Volkswagen Polo, and we show you the best way to spec a Skoda Fabia.

And, 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 next 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 January 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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