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+
McLaren 570GT

Video: McLaren 570GT review

With a bigger boot and more forgiving ride, the 570GT could be Woking's strongest response to the broadly talented Porsche 911 Turbo

25 May 2016
McLaren 570GT

2016 McLaren 570GT review

The entry-level McLaren perfected for the broadest audience. Brilliant to drive, with impressive cruising manners and enhanced usability

24 May 2016
First Drive
BMW 5 Series Jaguar XF Mercedes-Benz E-Class

BMW 5 Series vs Jaguar XF vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class - which is best?

Mercedes has ramped up the battle for honours among the mass-market royalty with the new E-Class. We find out if it can depose its key rivals from BMW and Jaguar

30 April 2016
Mercedes E 220 d SE

2016 Mercedes-Benz E 220 d SE

Entry-level diesel E-Class has a fine engine and typically laid-back dynamic character.

18 April 2016
First Drive
Seat Leon, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra versus Mazda 3

Seat Leon, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra versus Mazda 3 - warm hatch group test

A new 197bhp Vauxhall Astra SRi is bidding to be the best warm five-door hatch, but talented rivals from Ford, Mazda and Seat stand in its way. Matt Saunders referees

17 April 2016
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S review

The quickest and grippiest super-SUV in the world – and still somehow not the most entertaining or likeable on UK roads

14 April 2016
First Drive
Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

2016 Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 90 Monte Carlo review

Motorsport-inspired mid-range Fabia has the looks but not the sporting purpose of a good hot supermini

12 April 2016
First Drive
Mini Cooper Convertible

2016 Mini Cooper Convertible review

Entry-level rag-top Mini has obvious substance and typical handling charm to back up its sugar-coated style

4 April 2016
First Drive
Volvo XC90 BMW X5

Volvo XC90 T8 versus BMW X5 xDrive40e - twin test

A large and lofty SUV with sensible running costs has to be a diesel, right? Wrong. Matt Saunders drives the new plug-in hybrid BMW X5 and Volvo XC90

2 April 2016
Seat Leon Cupra 290

2016 Seat Leon Cupra 290 review

Conservative mid-cycle update does relatively little for a respectable hot hatch with a fine engine but a flawed ride in the UK

22 March 2016
First Drive


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