Top 5 Compact execs

  • BMW 3-series

    BMW 3-series

    The BMW 3-series' outstanding performance and handling complete a consummate all-rounder

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    1
  • Mercedes-Benz C-class

    Mercedes-Benz C-class

    The all-new Mercedes C-class is charged with delivering a luxury car experience in a more sporting, compact wrapper. So does it?

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    2
  • Audi A4

    The Audi A4 is an improvement over the previous version, but isn't good enough to topple the BMW 3-series

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    3
  • Volkswagen CC

    The Volkswagen CC is not quite as pretty as it's predecessors but still superior to the Passat

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    4
  • Volvo S60

    Volvo S60

    An all-new diesel engine aims to give the S60 saloon class-leading stats

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Driven this week

  • Audi A7 Ultra first drive review

    Audi A7 Ultra first drive review

    First drive
    23 July 2014 12:02am

    The appeal of the A7, which offers smart looks, refinement and luxury, has now been bolstered by the improved economy of a new Ultra version

  • Lexus NX

    Lexus NX

    Car review
    22 July 2014 7:57am

    An over-firm ride and a lack of driver engagement detract from the appeal of Lexus's rival to the BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q5

  • Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype first drive review

    Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype first drive review

    First drive
    21 July 2014

    The high-performance Q50 Eau Rouge is more than just a concept and previews what could be an incredible sports saloon

  • Lexus NX300h F Sport first drive review

    Lexus NX300h F Sport first drive review

    First drive
    21 July 2014

    The petrol-electric hybrid Lexus NX300h is a superior ownership proposition to the NX200t, but no better to drive

  • Fiat Panda Cross Twinair Turbo first drive review

    Fiat Panda Cross Twinair Turbo first drive review

    First drive
    21 July 2014

    New Panda Cross gets a range of off-road upgrades, resulting in an appealing proposition – but it comes at a price

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