The best cars in every class revealed – and the worst

Looking for your next new car? Well, we've gathered together the best models of every sort, and named the ones to avoid...

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If you're searching for your next car, then you want to find the best model, right? 

That's where What Car? can help. We regularly offer advice on the best models to buy in each car class, as well as letting you know the ones to avoid at all costs. Plus, you can even buy your next car with our New Car Buyer Marketplace.

Whether you're after an SUV, an executive car, a family car or a small hatchback, we can guide you towards the right car at the right price. And while lead times on new models are longer than we’d all like right now due to the global chip shortage, that’s an even better reason to get yourself a place in the queue sooner rather than later.

Click through to find out our top model in every segment, as well as the one to steer clear of. Remember to click the links for our full review verdicts.

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