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Feature 1 day ago

How to prepare your car for winter

Auto Trader’s experts show you the best way to get your car ready for winter, to help you survive whatever the weather throws at you
2015 Ford EcoSport First Drive 2 days ago

2015 Ford EcoSport 1.0T EcoBoost first drive review

An unqualified savaging of the original EcoSport has forced Ford to rethink its approach to the burgeoning mini-crossover class. Get it wrong again and Ford can forget about stealing sales from the likes of the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and Suzuki Vitara
Top 10 SUVs: Land Rover Discovery Top 10 5 days ago

Top 10 SUVs

As the nation prepares for winter, car buyers may well be tempted by an SUV. Our experts have chosen their Top 10 to help you draw up your shortlist
Fiat 124 Spider News 6 days ago

Fiat unveils new 124 Spider

The spiritual successor to the company's classic 1960s roadster will go on sale next year, thanks to some help from Mazda
2015 Kia Optima First Drive 1 week ago

2015 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 2 first drive review

The Kia Optima is a four-door family saloon that competes with popular rivals like the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Volkswagen Passat. And finally, the Optima is a credible alternative.
2015 Seat Ibiza SC 1.0 Eco TSI Review 1 week ago

Seat Ibiza Hatchback (2015- ) review

The Seat Ibiza is a stylish alternative to cars like the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio, with a range of efficient small petrol engines, and technology from the larger Leon
Auto Trader Used Car Heroes Feature 1 week ago

Used Car Heroes: £10,000 - £15,000

In the final instalment of our Used Car Heroes series, we want you to choose between a glorious Italian saloon, one of BMW’s finest M cars and an almost bomb-proof 4x4
2015 Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure Edition First Drive 1 week ago

2015 Land Rover Defender Adventure first review

We drive the Adventure limited edition of one of the UK's oldest 4x4s - the iconic Land Rover Defender. Does it still have retro appeal, or should it be put out to pasture?
2016 Audi Q7 e-tron First Drive 1 week ago

2016 Audi Q7 e-tron first drive review

The Q7 e-tron is the second of Audi’s plug-in hybrid offerings. It provides a variety of tax advantages due to its super-low CO2, along with a large, family-friendly cabin
2015 Mini Clubman First Drive 2 weeks ago

2015 Mini Clubman Cooper D first drive review

The Clubman is a grown up Mini for Grown ups. Now sized and priced to to attract drivers of premium hatchbacks, has the Clubman got the wherewithal to upset the establishment?
2015 Kia Cee'd Review 2 weeks ago

Kia Cee'd Hatchback (2015 - ) review

The Cee'd is a rival for mainstream models such as the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. And, while it isn't cheap, it offers excellent value for money and a long warranty
Feature 2 weeks ago

Used Car Heroes: £6,000 - £10,000

In the latest instalment of our Used Car Heroes video series, we’re asking you to choose between a decidedly individual French executive car, perhaps the ultimate in stealthy fast estate cars and an SUV with the accent firmly on ‘sport’. Watch our three videos and then vote for your favourite.
2016 Infiniti Q30 First Drive 3 weeks ago

Infiniti Q30 1.5d Prestige first drive review

The Infiniti Q30 wades into the popular premium hatchback market, where there are some seriously impressive competitors. So, can it compete with the likes of Audi and BMW?
Mazda RX-Vision Concept Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Top 10 3 weeks ago

Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Top Ten Cars

We bring you all our favourite cars from the Tokyo motor show, from wacky space-age concepts to tuned up sports cars, and sleek coupes from Japan's biggest brands
2016 Ford Focus RS Feature 3 weeks ago

2016 Ford Focus RS passenger ride

Our first experience of the new Ford Focus RS came at Ford's own test track and from the passenger seat, but how does next year's most eagerly awaited hot hatch feel?
Used Car Heroes 3k-6k Feature 4 weeks ago

Used Car Heroes: £3,000 - £6,000

The third episode of our Used Car Heroes video series brings together an iconic hot hatch, a family estate that delivers sports car thrills, and a highly desirable luxury limo. Watch the videos, and vote for your favourite.
2015 McLaren 570S Coupe Review 4 weeks ago

McLaren 570S Coupe (2015 - ) review

Despite its supercar looks, the McLaren 570S is a sports car to rival the Audi R8 and high-end versions of the Porsche 911. Does it compete with these talented rivals? You bet it does.
2015 DS 4 Review 4 weeks ago

DS 4 Hatchback (2015 - ) review

The DS 4 is the middle-sized offering from Citroen’s standalone luxury brand, and competes with premium hatchbacks like the Audi A3 Sportback and BMW 1 Series. Can it compete? Well, sadly not.
Kia Sorento ride Review 1 month ago

Kia Sorento SUV (2015 - ) review

The Kia Sorento is a big seven-seat family 4x4 to rival the like of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander and Land Rover Discovery Sport. It's not cheap, but it doesn’t feel it, and with stacks of luxury kit, it’s cracking value