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+
Comparison: the best cars to appeal to head and heart

Comparison: the best depreciation-busting cars

Cars that retain their value add up financially, but will they also appeal to the driver in you? Matt Saunders lines up four depreciation-led duels to see where the smart money goes

16 December 2014
News
Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 AMG Line Shooting Brake review

Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 AMG Line Shooting Brake review

Elegant, alluring and with some welcome improvements, but not good enough to lead the class

15 December 2014
First Drive

2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid review

Hushed, flexible and remarkable value for money. Arguably more fit-for-purpose than any other ‘S’.

12 December 2014
First Drive
Ford Focus ST

Ford Focus ST Mk2 buying guide

The ST may lack visual impact – Electric Orange paintwork aside – but it remains a joy to drive

11 December 2014
News
Lexus RC F first drive

2015 Lexus RC F review

Japan’s M4-chaser certainly does rich and exciting but it lacks the usability and dynamic finesse of the class’s big-hitters.

8 December 2014
First Drive
Britain’s Best Driver’s Car 2014 - the V8 muscle cars

Britain’s Best Driver’s Car 2014 - the V8 muscle cars

The old-school charms of front-engined, rear-drive V8s rarely fail to entertain, but can the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Jaguar F-type R coupé or Vauxhall VXR8 GTS challenge for overall glory?

15 October 2014
News
Comparison: BMW 420d Gran Coupe versus 330d saloon

Comparison: BMW 420d Gran Coupe versus 330d saloon

The BMW 420d Gran Coupé has them queuing around the block, but is it as desirable as a fully loaded 330d saloon? We find out

27 September 2014
News
Volkswagen e-Golf struck by charging setback

Volkswagen e-Golf struck by charging setback

Wolfsburg’s electric hatchback is 'too new' for some motorway fast-chargers, posing potential challenges for owners

27 August 2014
News
Ten practical tips to fix the modern electric vehicle

Ten practical tips to fix the modern electric vehicle

Electric cars will never take off if they're not made to be easier to use, and more practical for everyday motoring. Here's how that can happen

22 August 2014
Blog
Citroen C4 Cactus Puretech 110 Flair UK first drive review

Citroen C4 Cactus Puretech 110 Flair UK first drive review

Still let down by poor quality, unexceptional value and strange steering, but the engine and handling don’t offend

21 August 2014
First Drive

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