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Star Cars

First drives, new models and news 18 Star Car

New Freelander

Star Car new Range Rover

More space and luxury, and it uses a lot less fuel p16

This month’s new cars tested

The UK’s biggest and best car comparisons

46 The big test

Small family cars New Volvo V40 vs BMW 1 Series vs Lexus CT200h vs VW Golf


60 Twin test

SUVs New Dacia Duster vs Skoda Yeti

66 Triple test

Convertibles New Mercedes-Benz SL vs BMW 6 Series vs Porsche 911

74 Twin test

MPVs New Toyota Prius+ vs Vauxhall Zafira Tourer


79 Quick test Eco-SUVs New Audi A6 Allroad vs new Lexus RX450h

80 Our cars

Fleet update Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d join the fleet

22 Reader Test Team Yaris Hybrid drive


First drives

28 Alfa Romeo Mito p31

Audi SQ5 p35 BMW 7 Series p30 BMW X6 p33 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta p37 Hyundai i30 Touring p33 Mercedes-Benz GL p29 Mini Coupé p35 Mini Paceman p28 VW Golf Blue-e-motion p37

38 Coming soon

New cars on the horizon, plus excellent deals on outgoing models


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