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
Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.0 JTDm-2 170 4x4 UK first drive review

Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.0 JTDm-2 170 4x4 UK first drive review

Coarse and unresponsive, poorly engineered and executed. A premium SUV? Pull the other one

29 October 2014
First Drive
2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo first drive review

2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo first drive review

Still no delicate sporting masterstroke, but neither should it be. A muscular, charismatic and fast GT with much improved road manners

23 October 2014
First Drive
Bentley Continental GT3-R first drive review

Bentley Continental GT3-R first drive review

With 572bhp, a top speed of 170mph and a price tag of £237,500, the GT3-R is a glorious tribute to Bentley's return to racing

21 October 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
VW Passat 2.0 BiTDi GT 4Motion first drive review

VW Passat 2.0 BiTDi GT 4Motion first drive review

A credit to VW’s reputation for peerless engineering and attention to detail. Conventional, predictable, rational – but very accomplished

6 October 2014
First Drive

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