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Skoda Kodiaq Best Of 1 week ago

Best seven-seater cars

There are plenty of great seven-seat cars available, with loads of room for everyone, that are also practical, fun to drive, and comfortable. Here are our favourites.
Advice 2 weeks ago

Driving in Italy

Stay legal and safe when enjoying Italy’s beautiful roads. Our guide to driving in Italy includes the documents you’ll need, Italian road etiquette and more.
Classic muscle cars include Ford Mustangs (pictured) Guide 3 weeks ago

Muscle cars

Muscle cars are brash, noisy and wildly popular in the US. Meet the most powerful muscle cars, classics from the muscle car era and more.
Feature 3 weeks ago

Katie Piper Car Confessions

Presenter, philanthropist and author Katie Piper joins Reggie Yates in a Tesla Model S. On the road, they talk about Katie’s charity campaigns, two autobiographies and her children.
Guide 3 weeks ago

What is tyre speed rating?

A tyre speed rating shows the maximum speed a tyre is legally approved for. Learn where to find it, how to test it and more in Auto Trader’s comprehensive guide.
Long-term Review 3 weeks ago

Living with a... Ford Fiesta

You probably know what we're going to say... the Ford Fiesta is the UK's best-selling car ever. 'But why?' you ask. Digital content editor Rachael Hogg is spending six months with one to find out.
Long-term Review 1 month ago

Living with a… Dacia Logan MCV

There are some cheap cars out there on the new car market, but what’s the cheapest one a family can get away with as its only car? Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop reckons that honour falls to the Dacia Logan MCV. Over the next six months, he’ll see if he’s right.
Best Of 1 month ago

Best of 2018 at Auto Trader

From the biggest car brands, to the biggest selling models, and everything in between, see what was the most popular on Auto Trader in 2018.
Nissan Invisible to Visible CES 2019 Best Of 1 month ago

Coolest car technology from CES 2019

From walking cars to huge developments in autonomous cars, and even a riderless bike, here’s all the coolest car and bike technology from the 2019 CES.
Ford Focus Long-term Review 1 month ago

Living with a... Ford Focus

Phill Tromans swaps an SUV and a pick-up truck for one of Britain’s favourite hatchbacks.
2017 Skoda Karoq Long-term Review 1 month 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.
Ford Fiesta ST Best Of 1 month ago

Auto Trader's best cars of 2018

It’s been a busy year for Auto Trader’s team of road testers, but which of 2018’s new cars impressed them the most? Let’s find out…
Advice 1 month ago

Cars with Apple CarPlay

If you’re looking to buy your next car, you might want to know if it has Apple CarPlay connectivity available. Many cars across all budgets now come with Apple CarPlay.
Long-term Review 1 month ago

Living with a... Kia Sorento

Erin Baker and her family are spending six months with the Kia Sorento, to see how it copes with life with four boys and a new puppy.
Feature 2 months ago

The REV Test: How to buy a car. Online vs supermarket vs boutique

Buying a car is a big thing to do; it's likely to be the second biggest purchase you'll ever make. So if you're a bit baffled by the whole process, don't know where to start, or just want a bit more information on the different places you can buy a car, this week's REV Test is for you.
Feature 2 months ago

Christmas gifts for car lovers

The best Christmas gifts for all the car lovers in your life, even your Land Rover-loving pooch. Don't leave it until the last minute, or yule be sorry.
Feature 2 months ago

Jason Fox Car Confessions

Presenter, author and former Royal Marine Jason Fox joins Reggie Yates in a Land Rover Defender. On the road, they talk about Jason’s time in the Special Forces and his experience of PTSD.
Black Friday Car Deals 2018 Best Of 2 months ago

Black Friday car deals

Black Friday may be over, but we still have exclusive car deals on Auto Trader, the official #1 site to buy and sell cars.
Feature 2 months ago

The REV Test: Car buttons

This week’s REV Test is all about the buttons – how they work, what they do, and how they can help you while you’re driving.
Feature 3 months ago

The REV Test: Vans

The REV Removals team are in town, and they’re helping Erin move house (genuinely), while testing three SWB vans: the Ford Transit, Vauxhall Vivaro and VW Transporter.
Charging an electric car Best Of 3 months ago

Best electric cars 2019

Electric cars are becoming more mainstream, with prices coming down and mileage range going up, making them a realistic proposition for more and more people. These are our favourites.
Feature 3 months ago

The REV Test: Small premium SUVs

It seems that everyone is craving a sports utility vehicle right now. Fortunately there are enough to satisfy every appetite, including these three alternatives to the usual BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
Best small cars Best Of 3 months ago

Best small cars 2019

Small cars are some of the most popular on offer, and it's easy to see why. Here are the best small cars and superminis
Advice 3 months ago

How to prepare your car for winter

There are a few simple ways to get your car ready for the colder months, from carrying extra bits and bobs in the boot, to checking your tyres. Here are all our top tips to get you through winter.
Best Of 3 months ago

Best hybrid cars

Hybrid cars give you the best of both worlds: some zero-emission driving, as well as greater range for longer journeys. Here is our pick of the best.
Feature 3 months 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?
How to drive in the winter Advice 3 months ago

How to drive in the winter

Snow. Ice. Rain. Cold. None of these make for much fun while driving, but these tips will help keep you safe during the winter months.
Rolls-Royce Ghost News 3 months ago

The best cars for Halloween

From the best car for trick-or-treaters to the ideal set of wheels for a Transylvanian road trip, here are the cars that will let you make the most of Halloween.
Hyundai Tucson - The Walking Dead Feature 3 months ago

Halloween: The scariest cars on TV

The square-eyed petrolheads on Auto Trader’s editorial team are celebrating Halloween with this list of TV cars that have scared them at some point in their lives.
Feature 3 months ago

The REV Test: Pick-up trucks

Our three experienced motoring journos, Rachael, Erin and Vicki Butler-Henderson (REV), are back. This week they're testing three of the most popular pick-ups. Which one is best for you?
Feature 4 months ago

The REV Test: First cars

Our three experienced motoring journos, Rachael, Erin and Vicki Butler-Henderson (REV), are back. This week they're testing three of the most popular first cars. Which one is best for you?
Long-term Review 4 months ago

Living with a… Volkswagen Amarok

Can a pick-up truck really replace an SUV as an everyday car, rather than a company workhorse? We’re driving one for six months to find out.
Renault logo Feature 5 months ago

The range explained… Renault

Can’t tell a Clio from a Captur, or a Zoe from a Twizy? Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to know about Renault and its cars.
Feature 6 months ago

Self-driving cars: how good is the technology?

Although the various levels of autonomous driving are now well-established, and the technology is well on its way, legislation still needs to be sorted out before you'll see a fully driverless car on the roads.
Best Of 6 months ago

Best car gadgets; now and in the future

Everyone loves a gadget, and car manufacturers are constantly falling over themselves to satisfy buyers demands. We take a look at the cleverest - and wackiest - gimmicks on offer.
BMW iDrive Best Of 6 months ago

The best infotainment systems

Modern cars contain a lot of technology to make your life easier. Here are the information and entertainment systems we reckon are the best.
Best Of 6 months ago

Best family cars 2019

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and family cars should too. There are so many options, so which are best family cars?
Best Of 6 months ago

Car audio: the coolest sound systems

Want the best possible sound in your car? Then check out some of these tie-ups between carmakers and manufacturers of high-end audio equipment.
Feature 7 months ago

The REV Test: Small estate cars

While it seems like everyone wants to be driving an SUV these days, the humble estate car still definitely has its place on UK roads. For starters, it's perfect for camping, as this week's REV Test shows.
Toyota GT86 Best Of 7 months ago

The cheapest sports cars

Maximum fun for minimum cash? Here’s our guide to the cheapest, new sporty cars you can get.
Best Of 7 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 7 months ago

Footballer's Cars: World Cup 2018

Does Raheem drive a Rover Sterling? Does Jordan Pickford have a Ford Pickup? Find out here as we give you the lowdown on the cars of the current England football team.
Feature 7 months ago

The REV Test: Big luxury SUVs

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular luxury SUVs – Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Best Of 7 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 7 months ago

Best Dashcams

A dashcam could quickly and easily prove your innocence in an accident, saving you endless grief. Here are our top picks
Best Of 7 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 7 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 7 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.
Feature 8 months ago

The REV Test: Electric cars

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular electric cars – BMW i3s, Renault Zoe, Kia Soul EV – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
MGB GT Feature 8 months ago

Best cars for Father's Day

If you’re feeling super generous, or just fancy having a chat about ‘the good old days’, how about our pick of the best cars for Father’s Day? There’s a few classics in there, a few proper dad cars, and a couple of newer options too.
Feature 8 months ago

The REV Test: Budget SUVs

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular budget SUVs – Suzuki Vitara S, Dacia Duster, and Jeep Renegade – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Advice 8 months ago

Learner drivers allowed on the motorway

From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be allowed to drive on the motorway with an approved driving instructor, in a dual control car. We also offer our top tips on how to drive more safely on the motorway, whatever your driving experience.
Feature 8 months ago

The REV Test: Luxury SUVs

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki (REV… get it?) are testing three popular luxury SUVs – Audi Q5, Range Rover Velar, and Mercedes-Benz GLE – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Feature 8 months ago

The REV Test: Seven-seater cars

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki are testing three of the most practical seven-seaters – Ford S-Max, Peugeot 5008 and Citroen Grand C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Feature 8 months ago

The REV Test: Sports cars

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki are testing three of the most exciting sports cars – BMW M4, Ford Mustang and Porsche Boxster – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Feature 9 months ago

The REV Test: Small SUVs

This week, Rachael, Erin and Vicki are testing three of the most popular small SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar – based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Feature 9 months ago

The REV Test: Small hatchbacks

This week, Vicki, Erin and Rachael are testing three of the most popular small hatchbacks, based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Volkswagen Golf Best Of 9 months ago

The safest cars on sale

Is safety your number one priority when looking for a new car? Then these are the ones to check out.
Feature 9 months ago

The REV Test: Hybrid cars

This week, Vicki, Erin and Rachael are testing three of the most popular hybrid cars, based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Feature 9 months ago

The range explained... Volkswagen

Don't know your Polo from your Passat, or the difference between a Tiguan and a T-Roc? Have no fear, here's our guide to every car sold by the world's biggest car manufacturer.
The REV Test: Vicki Butler-Henderson, Rachael Hogg, Erin Baker Feature 9 months ago

The REV Test: Small sports cars

This week, Vicki, Erin and Rachael are testing three of the most popular small sports cars, based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.
Cheapest cars to insure for young drivers Best Of 9 months ago

Cheapest cars to insure for young drivers

If you’re a young driver, there aren’t many ways you can reduce your astronomical insurance bills. However, your choice of car is one weapon you do have at your disposal. Here are the new cars that will suit you best on that score.
Long-term Review 10 months ago

Living with a... Seat Ibiza

Rachael Hogg and Pete Tullin have spent six months with Seat's popular little car. How has it fitted into both of their lifestyles?
Most expensive cars Best Of 10 months ago

Most expensive cars

You can buy all sorts of cars on Auto Trader, but if you're one of those lucky few who have bottomless pockets, just how crazy could you go? Well, wonder no more...
Living with a Honda Civic Long-term Review 10 months ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: final report

Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop has spent the last six months with Honda’s small family car, to see if it could deal with the needs of his small family. Here’s how it got on…
Long-term Review 1 year ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: fifth report

Can a traditional 'small family car' really cope with the needs of a small family? Auto Trader's Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop is currently finding out...
Feature 1 year ago

What's it like to drive a police car?

Skoda has been making emergency service vehicles for more than 100 years, and decided to let a few journalists loose in its cars – with the ‘blues and twos’ going of course.
Skoda Kodiaq Best Of 1 year ago

Best SUVs

Fancy joining the SUV party? We’ve rounded up a list of some of our favourite Sports Utility Vehicles currently on sale.
Kia Picanto Best Of 1 year ago

Best first cars

There may be a few things to think about when you’re looking to buy your first car, but there are loads of options out there on cars that cover all the bases. Here are our top picks.
Long-term Review 1 year ago

Living with a… Kia Sportage

Phill Tromans jumps into the SUV lifestyle with Kia's mid-sized Sportage. He doesn't have kids, but he does have a lot of stuff to ferry about.
Best hatchbacks Best Of 1 year ago

Best hatchbacks

UK car buyers buy more hatchbacks than any other type of car, and there are dozens upon dozens of models to choose from. Here, we pick out what we see as the best ones for a variety of different purposes and budgets.
Long-term Review 1 year ago

Living with a... Mazda MX-5 RF

Rachael Hogg has spent six months living with the UK's most popular convertible, to see how well it can cope with the challenges of everyday life.
2016 Honda Civic Long-term Review 1 year ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: third report

Can a traditional 'small family car' really cope with the needs of a small family? Well, Auto Trader's Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop is about to find out...
Long-term Review 1 year ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: second report

Can a traditional 'small family car' really cope with the needs of a small family? Well, Auto Trader's Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop is about to find out...
Best four-wheel drive cars Best Of 1 year ago

Best 4x4 cars

Once upon a time, only farmers would consider a four-wheel drive vehicle, but now, there are four-wheel drive versions of pretty much every type of car. These are our favourites.
Advice 2 years ago

Which body style is right for me?

From SUV to MPV, and from hatchback to saloon, the car market is full of choices. But, which is the right one for you? Our film will explain all.
Best Of 3 years ago

The best cars for dogs

As our TV advert shows, it's not an easy job to find a car that can carry a dog. Happily, though, help is at hand, as our experts pick five models that are just the job

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