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What Car? September 2018

The latest issue of What Car? is out now, and this month we're deciding what is Britain's best new SUV. From the new Volkswagen Touareg, to the seven-seat Lexus RX L and on to Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace.

And to decide who makes the best SUV, we're pitting these titans against their biggest rivals. For starters, the new Volkswagen Touareg and Lexus RX L defend themselves against our reigning luxury SUV champion, the Audi Q7. Then it's the electric car battle as Jaguar's I-Pace takes on the Tesla Model S.

If SUVs aren't your bag, how about a hot hatch triple test featuring the Honda Civic Type R, Renault MΓ©gane RS and Volkswagen Golf R? Or, if you're in the market for a small runabout, we've pitted the Hyundai i20 against the Seat Ibiza to see if recent updates are enough to elevate the former to class-leading status.

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It all leads into our Buyer's Guide, where we name the best buys in every class and for every budget. Plus, we've picked out some of the best deals from What Car?'s online New Car Buying service, saving you thousands of pounds in the process.

Other new cars driven this month include:

  • Honda CR-V
  • BMW i8
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • BMW X4
  • Seat Tarraco
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Audi TTS
  • Mazda 6
  • Toyota Aygo
  • Hyundai Santa Fe

In our advice section, we name the best car for dog owners to buy; from a shortlist of six contenders, all at different price points, we invited a selection of readers and their furry friends to help us pick a winner. Plus, if you've ever wondered how service centres and dealerships really make their money, you won't want to miss our confessions of a service centre manager feature.

Our used cars team have been busy, too, with this month's buying guide focusing on the Volkswagen Golf Estate. Plus, we pit the Ford S-Max against the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer to decide which is the best second-hand seven-seat MPV.

Plus, as always, #AskWhatCar answers your motoring questions, our 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 September 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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