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

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What Car? May 2018

The latest issue of What Car? is out now, and is the only place you can read our comparison test of the new BMW X2, Jaguar E-Pace and Volvo XC40.

The XC40 is our reigning Car of the Year, meaning the winner of the test is now the best family SUV you can buy.

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Elsewhere in the issue, we've got everything you need to know about the all-new Ford Focus and Toyota Auris hatchbacks.

What's more, we've pitted the stylish new Audi A7 Sportback and Mercedes CLS against BMW's 6 Series GT, and decided if the funky new Citroen C4 Cactus is a better family car than Skoda's hugely practical Octavia.

Other new cars reviewed this month include:

Also this month, we reveal all the cars that still come with a spare wheel instead of a puncture repair kit, and investigate the true cost of charging an electric car.

Meanwhile, our used buying guide focuses on the Jaguar XE, telling you which versions are worth considering and what you need to look out for.

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.

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