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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.

2015 Nissan e-NV200 Combi Review 3 days 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.
2017 Kia Sorento Review 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

Best estate cars

If you need a plush and practical family car, it might be worth considering an estate...
2017 Ford Ecosport Review 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.
2018 Honda CR-V Review 1 month ago

Honda CR-V SUV (2018 - ) review

The Honda CR-V is a compact SUV that competes with popular cars like the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. It majors on comfort, quietness and practicality, and that makes it an excellent family car.
Best Of 1 month ago

Best family cars

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and family cars should too. There are so many options, so which are best?
2018 Dacia Duster Review 2 months ago

Dacia Duster SUV (2018 - ) review

The Dacia Duster is a mid-size SUV you can pick up for the same price as a low-end city car. That means it has an immensely diverse set of rivals. In some ways it competes with a Nissan Qashqai, but in others, it competes with a Hyundai i10 or a used Ford Focus.
2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Review 2 months ago

Ford Focus Hatchback (2018 - ) review

The Ford Focus is the benchmark by which all family hatchbacks are measured, and it also happens to be one of the best-selling cars in the UK. And all that in the face of very tough competition in the form of the Seat Leon, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf.
Best Of 2 months ago

Best seven-seater SUVs

Seven-seat SUVs are are good MPV-alternative for those with a big family, and they're also more stylish than your average people-mover. Here's our rundown of the best choices out there...
Best Of 2 months ago

Best small SUVs

People love small SUVs due to their stylish looks and compact dimensions. Here, we pick out the best of the smallest SUV offerings out there.
Best Of 2 months ago

Best MPVs

The best people-carriers are super versatile, but don't skimp on style or excitement...
Best Of 2 months ago

Concept cars: our favourites

Concept cars are often weird and wacky creations, so what are they actually for? We explain, and we pick out our favourites from down the years.
Best Of 2 months ago

Most reliable cars

We all want our cars to be reliable, so while there are never any guarantees, which cars give you the best chance of avoiding problems?
Best Of 2 months ago

Cheapest electric cars

Electric motoring can be expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. Here, we pick out the most affordable electric car options for people who have both an environmental conscience and a limited budget.
Review 3 months ago

Jaguar I-Pace SUV (2018 - ) review

The Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric SUV that offers huge performance, an impressive real-world driving range and huge desirability. That all puts it firmly into Tesla territory, and so – unfortunately – does the price.
2017 BMW 1 Series Review 3 months ago

BMW 1 Series hatchback (2017 - ) review

The 1 Series is a premium small hatchback, with the emphasis on a sporty drive and good connectivity. It’s a good company car, and plays rival to the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class.
2018 Audi A6 Review 4 months ago

Audi A6 saloon (2018 - ) review

The Audi A6 is an executive saloon that competes with very talented – not to mention, bitter – rivals such as the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E-Class. It sets out its stall with sharp design, a well-rounded driving experience and cutting-edge technology.