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+
MG Motor's revitalised MG6 takes on the excellent Skoda Octavia

MG Motor MG 6 versus Skoda Octavia - comparison

Is the arrival of the new MG 6 a watershed moment for Chinese cars in Europe, or is this just another also-ran?

1 May 2015
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will complete in the 2015 Blancpain GT Series

Video: Lamborghini Huracan GT3 driven flat out on track - EXCLUSIVE

Watch as Matt Saunders tests the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 race car around the Adria race track in Italy

24 April 2015

2015 Vauxhall Corsa VXR UK review

Hot Corsa majors on pace, purpose and performance value. Brash, boisterous and great fun – if a little lacking in finesse

14 April 2015
First Drive
Each of these three comes in at under £40k as standard

Audi TT S versus BMW M235i and Porsche Cayman - comparison

Which is the best German sports coupe for £40,000? We find out by pitting the Audi TT against its BMW and Porsche rivals

4 April 2015

Is it time for a reprieve for LPG?

Having driven an LPG-fuelled Ford Focus this week, we can see the benefit of ditching traditional fuels. Trouble is, the savings just aren't what they should be

2 April 2015

2015 Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv-D UK review

Diesel-powered Mazda supermini has gutsy performance, good cruising manners and great economy. A lumpy ride is the major disappointment.

24 March 2015
First Drive

2015 Ford Ecosport 1.0 Ecoboost

Sharper handling, more refined and better-looking. Still a bit rough around the edges, mind, but now good enough to be a class contender

3 March 2015
First Drive
Porsche has attempted to split the difference between the 911 GT3 and the Cayman GTS with the 911 GTS

Porsche 911 GT3 versus 911 GTS and Cayman GTS - comparison

Is there room between the superb Porsche 911 GT3 and Porsche Cayman GTS? We see if the new Porsche 911 GTS fits that slot

14 February 2015

2015 Mazda 6 Tourer 2.2D 150 SE-L UK review

Mazda’s refreshed Mondeo rival is richer inside and softer-riding than before but loses its dynamic edge

9 February 2015
First Drive
The new Ford Mondeo and VW Passat are here to face off against rivals from Volvo, Vauxhall, Audi, and BMW

New Ford Mondeo versus business car rivals - comparison

The latest Ford Mondeo and VW Passat have injected quality and interest back into the repmobile market. We find out how they stack up against their main rivals

31 January 2015


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