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Ivan Aistrop
Road test editor

Ivan has been testing cars and writing reviews since 2000. There aren't many motors out there that he hasn't driven.

2017 Skoda Karoq Long-term Review 2 weeks ago

Living with a… Skoda Karoq

The Skoda Yeti was one of the most popular compact SUVs of its era, and its replacement, the Karoq, has lots going for it, too. Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop is spending six months with one to try to figure out the reason behind the immense popularity of the SUV.
Best small cars Best Of 3 weeks ago

Best small cars

Small cars are some of the most popular on offer, and it's easy to see why. Here are the best of them.
Feature 3 weeks ago

The REV Test: Dog-friendly cars

Our three experienced motoring journos, Rachael, Erin and Vicki Butler-Henderson (REV), are back. This week they're testing three dog-friendly cars. But which one will be perfect for your pooch?
2019 Volvo S60 Review 1 month ago

Volvo S60 saloon (2019 - ) review

The S60 is Volvo’s answer to popular compact executive saloons like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, and differentiates itself from the rest with its cool, individual style and its plentiful technology, not to mention Volvo’s impressive reputation for safety.
2018 Suzuki Jimny Review 1 month ago

Suzuki Jimny SUV (2018 - ) review

The Suzuki Jimny is a small off-roader rather than a small SUV; subtle distinction, that. It’s not as comfortable or as civilised as a Renault Captur or a Kia Stonic, but nothing else of the Jimny’s size or price will get you further into the wilderness.
2018 Citroen Berlingo Review 1 month ago

Citroen Berlingo MPV (2018 - ) review

The Citroen Berlingo is a van-derived people-carrier that offers families masses of space and a huge boot for a relatively modest price. It competes with cars like the very similar Peugeot Rifter, Fiat Doblo and the Volkswagen Caddy Life, as well as more conventional MPVs.
Mazda CX-3 Review 1 month ago

Mazda CX-3 SUV (2018 - ) review

The CX-3 is a small SUV that aims to offer a drive at the sportier end of the spectrum. It competes with rivals like the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.
2015 Nissan e-NV200 Combi Review 2 months ago

Nissan e-NV200 MPV (2015 - ) review

Looking for an all-electric seven-seater MPV? Well, you’d better hope the Nissan e-NV200 is the car for you, because it’s the only one (short of very expensive Teslas) on the market.
2018 Honda Civic Saloon Review 2 months ago

Honda Civic Saloon (2018 - ) review

The Honda Civic Saloon is a car with very few rivals, primarily because UK small car buyers tend to prefer hatchbacks to saloons. It’s a good car in its own right, though, so if you fancy something a little bit different, it might be worth a look.
2017 Kia Sorento Review 2 months ago

Kia Sorento SUV (2017 - ) review

The Kia Sorento is a big seven-seat family 4x4 to rival the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq and Land Rover Discovery Sport. It's not cheap, but it doesn’t feel it, and with stacks of luxury kit, it’s good value.
Hyundai Tucson Review 2 months ago

Hyundai Tucson SUV (2018 - ) review

The Tucson is a five-seat SUV with the emphasis on style and good value. It competes with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Honda CR-V.
Best estate cars Best Of 3 months ago

Best estate cars

If you need a plush and practical family car, it might be worth considering an estate...
2017 Ford Ecosport Review 3 months ago

Ford EcoSport SUV (2017 - ) review

Ford reckons the latest upgrades to the Ecosport are enough to make it feel like an all-new car and a credible rival to the Seat Arona, Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Review 3 months ago

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV (2017 - ) review

The iconic Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the few authentic off-roaders left, but is it still a relevant choice in a world full of hi-tech, luxurious 4x4s?
Hyundai Santa Fe Review 3 months ago

Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (2018 - ) review

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a large seven-seat SUV that majors on comfort, practicality and equipment. It’s not the bargain many expect it to be, but it’s a very solid all-rounder and comes with an excellent warranty.