A new car is an important purchase, and an expensive one, so you need to make the right decision. Have you waited at an Apple store to be first in line for a new product? Our pick Renault Zoe R110 Z.E. The biggest gripe, especially for busy families with shopping, pushchairs and bikes to lug around, is the car’s small boot. Our pick of the range would be the petrol-powered 1.0 TSI engine, in 115hp form. The Arona might be the smallest SUV in Seat’s car range but you won’t feel shortchanged by it. Our pick Mercedes A180 SportList price £22,740. By contrast, our top Best Buy small car scores 73%. Given the model’s striking looks, you’d be forgiven for imagining that the Type R is harsh and unforgiving, but it isn’t.
BMW's mid-sized stalwart is our preferred mid-sized premium saloon and it's arguable that … Throw into the mix good fuel economy – up to 48mpg – and this is a sound, small SUV. Best new cars: 2020 models worth waiting for But if it's a brand new car you're after, then you should read on for our list of 10 great cars you could be driving for under £25,000. We drive every car we test over a test track with more than enough lumps, bumps and potholes to replicate a British road.
It offers plenty of space in the cabin, the quality of the interior is impressive, all the tech is intuitive and the safety systems – and associated crash safety score – are all present and correct. Popular models include the Citroen C4 Cactus, Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai. Popular models include the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and VW Golf.
The best estate cars aren’t just incredibly practical – they also offer great value for money, lots of equipment and sporty handling. Popular models include the Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford S-Max and Renault Scenic. We’d also like to quickly let you know that, while a brand new car is always exciting, you could instead head over to our used car listings at BuyaCar and find yourself a much more desirable car for your £25,000. In short, if you want a great value hot hatch that will make you want to get out and drive just for the sake of it, the i30 N is the one to have for £25,000. On paper the Ioniq PHEV will hit 257mpg, and while Auto Express managed ‘just’ 82mpg when we ran one for several months, that’s still highly impressive.
The D3 diesel engine is torquey enough and the eight-speed automatic transmission is silky-smooth, making life on the motorway especially relaxed. You could also get a top spec 2018 Audi TT Black Edition, and a whole lot else of a similar vein - the choice is yours. Do you like gadgets? Premium SE adds blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert to the extensive list of safety features.