Overall, we think it’s the best megahatch you can buy, trouncing all competition, German or otherwise.
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6 - Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
We lost the Veyron in 2015, although its replacement, the Chiron, looks set to continue its life’s work in style.
The Veyron Super Sport, swansong to the car that reignited the hypercar race, showed us how performance, road presence and high-speed stability are done, although its tyre noise, considerable heft and £1.2 million price tag were bothering enough to cost it half a star in our final rating.
Once we get behind the wheel of the Chiron next year, there’s a high chance it’ll be in 2017’s end of year top 10 review list, but until then, the Veyron Super Sport will have to do.
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7 - Mercedes-Benz GLC
The GLC fills the ever-expanding small SUV segment, albeit in the slightly more exclusive, premium sector.
Mercedes’ second-smallest SUV has handsome styling inside and out on its side, as well as decent performance. We didn’t like the car’s shaky ride quality (which has been something of a theme among our top 10), how sensitive the quality of the overall package is to how the car is specified, or its numb steering. For these, we docked a star.