The best petrol cars
Whether you're looking for a sporty coupé, a practical hatchback or a seven-seat SUV, petrol power is now more appealing than ever before. We count down our favourite cars that drink from the gre...
7. Honda Civic Type R 2.0 VTEC Turbo GT
A hot hatchback is prime territory for a petrol engine, and the class-leading Honda Civic Type R has a potent 316bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre example under its bonnet. It's capable of putting a big smile on your face at almost any speed – thanks largely to the intoxicating noise coming from its exhaust – but also offers a comfortable ride and is more practical than most of its rivals.
6. Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Sport
No other car has won as many What Car? Awards as the Audi TT – and every time we recommend this stylish and fun coupé, it's with a peppy petrol engine. The latest version is sublime when paired with a turbocharged 2.0-litre motor and offers engaging handling and a fabulous interior design to go with its grin-inducing performance.
5. Kia Picanto 1.25 3
Our reigning city car champion offers tidy handling, a good-size boot by the standards of the class and excellent infotainment on pricier trim levels. It's good to drive and reasonably practical, too, and the 1.25-litre petrol engine we recommend is pleasantly peppy.