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+

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS UK review

New upper-mid-range 911 is as notable for its value as its performance credentials; both are very good

26 January 2015
First Drive

2015 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 180 UK review

Majors on space, equipment and value - with a little less dynamic verve than we're used to

15 January 2015
First Drive

Comparison - Finding Britain's best budget car

A low purchase price is one thing, but which new budget car offers the best combination of value and ability? Matt Saunders finds out

10 January 2015
News

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI S review

Cheapest diesel has all of the polish of its rangemates. A car of real class, although not such a rewarding one to drive.

9 January 2015
First Drive
Comparison: three-cylinder engines on test

Comparison: three-cylinder engines on test

Turbocharged three-cylinder engines prove that downsizing can still be fun, but which triple reigns supreme? Matt Saunders decides

1 January 2015
News
Best cars of 2014 – Ford Tourneo Connect

Best cars of 2014 – Ford Tourneo Connect

The Tourneo Connect could well be the best real-world car we've driven this year

29 December 2014
News
The road test year 2014

The road test year 2014

Our testers spent 2014 appraising all manner of new motors. Matt Saunders looks back at the highs and lows

26 December 2014
News
Autocar’s perfect car revealed

Autocar’s perfect car revealed

We’ll have our cake and eat it, please. Here’s our recipe for the perfect car of 2014

26 December 2014
News
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

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