This week's Autocar magazine pits the new Vauxhall Astra against its chief rivals, the Ford Focus, the VW Golf, Kia Cee'd and Mazda 3.
Using a price point of around £20,000, the five small family cars are pitted against each other on a route that heads out of London on the M3 and M27 motorways, before taking in a twisting, scenic route on the Hampshire/Dorset border.
You can enjoy the best of the pictures by following the link below.
Our final reckoning has the Focus taking top spot, followed by the Golf, Astra, 3 and then Cee'd.
You can find out how and why that result was reached in this week's Autocar magazine, on sale today.