Our cars: Hyundai i10, Nissan Qashqai, Kia Carens and Mazda 3

The Hyundai i10 becomes a removal van, the Nissan Qashqai wins a roadabout test, the Kia Carens shows off its versatility, while the Mazda 3 proves a mixed bag...

Our cars: Hyundai i10, Nissan Qashqai, Kia Carens and Mazda 3
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John Howell
6 Aug 2014 12:04

Each day we shine the spotlight on a selection of the What Car? test fleet. Today, we are looking at the Hyundai i10, the Nissan Qashqai, the Kia Carens and the Mazda 3.

The Hyundai i10 is a small city car, so being called upon to help deputy consumer editor Matthew Burrow move flats was a tall order. Read on to find out how it fared.

What Car? data editor Mark Pearson runs an unofficial four-way handling test involving the Nissan Qashqai and several pricier rivals. See how it got on against the competition here.

Road tester Rory White has been off to conquer the Three Peaks Challenge. The support vehicle for the event was our Kia Carens, which had to transport five people and their kit. Could it do so without crippling those in the back before the walk had begun?

Picture editor Aaron Smith was keen to discover the extent of the Mazda 3’s dynamic abilities during a recent trip to the Midlands, after recent experiences of the Nissan Qashqai and VW Golf. Stiff competition indeed, so how did it do?