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The October 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? October 2017

The latest issue of What Car? is out now, with the magazine redesigned 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 now offer more consumer investigations, an expanded used section and extra data.

In pride of place on our cover this month is the new Volkswagen T-Roc. It will go on sale in December and faces competition from rivals such as the Mini Countryman, as well as some of our favourite small SUVs, such as the Seat Ateca and big-selling Nissan Qashqai. We tell you everything you need to know, including what it's like to drive.

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We've also group tested the new Honda Civic Type R against its hot hatchback rivals, the Ford Focus RS and BMW M140i, while the new Vauxhall Crossland X takes on the Renault Captur and Suzuki Vitara to decide who makes the best budget small SUV. Elsewhere, the Hyundai Ioniq goes up against the Volkswagen Golf GTE, and the Audi SQ5 vies for performance SUV domination against the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43.

Other new cars reviewed this month include:

If you're a young driver or your children are starting to learn to drive, then our feature on changes being made to the driving test is essential reading to help you prepare. We've also covered insurance, and how to make sure you get the best deal.

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 October 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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