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...

Honda Civic Type R front three quarters

7. Honda Civic Type R 2.0 VTEC Turbo

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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.

Skoda Kamiq front

With remarkable practicality and a classier interior than most rivals, the new Skoda Kamiq could really shake up the small SUV market. Key to that is its turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine, which is perfectly adequate for most journeys and has a surprising amount of low-down pulling power. It also keeps running costs sensible, making it our pick of the range.

Audi TT 2019 right front tracking shot

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.

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