Matt Saunders Deputy road test editor

Matt joined Autocar in 2003. After stints on the news, features and web desks, he’s finally got the job he was looking for all along, as part of the road test team. He devotes most of his week to brake disc sizes, bore and stroke measurements and wet weather stopping distances. He frequently indulges in various foolish errands like maxing out a 227mph Brabus Rocket on the autobahn, driving 500 miles across the UK in an electric Mini, or to trade his way to riches out of a £650 Fiat Cinquecento. Follow Matt on Google+

Is your estate car a leftie, a rightie – or both?

Why right- and left-sided split-folding back seats can make buying an estate car tough in right-hand drive markets like the UK

2 October 2015

Skoda Superb Estate versus Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate - comparison

The new Skoda Superb Estate has enough space inside to shade the benchmark Mercedes E-Class wagon. Should you choose one instead?

2 October 2015

2015 Subaru Levorg 1.6 DIT GT review

Downsized Subaru load-lugger has some alternative appeal but lacks the perfect mechanical specification to make it a good driver’s car

30 September 2015
First Drive

Everyday handling heroes - Hot hatchbacks on test

Peugeot's new 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport takes on the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works, Renault's Clio RS 220 Trophy and the Vauxhall Corsa VXR

12 September 2015

Why does our everyday handling heroes test matter?

Our sub-£30,000 handling test is now an annual fixture on the Autocar calendar - but what is it we're looking for in a winner?

11 September 2015

McLaren 675LT versus Porsche 911 GT3 RS - comparison

What happens when you take two hardcore supercars on a 400-mile road trip? We line up a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and a McLaren 675LT to find out

14 August 2015

Seat Leon X-Perience versus Subaru Outback - comparison

What makes a true crossover? We bring together two jacked-up estates from Subaru and Seat to find out

6 August 2015

Jaguar XE S versus BMW 3 Series 340i Sport - comparison

The Jaguar XE is only weeks old but already faces fresher competition from a facelifted BMW 3 Series. We line up six-cylinder petrol versions and choose a winner

31 July 2015

Mercedes-AMG to embrace hybrid power by 2020

Mercedes will look to incorporate hybrid technology into its performance range by the end of the decade to help reduce CO2

30 July 2015

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4Matic review

It's no great new-age sporting SUV but the GLC is refined, rich and capable. Has potential but needs distinguishing price and CO2 stats

22 July 2015
First Drive


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