Good: Large saloon from Hyundai similar in size to a BMW 5 Series. Elegant and understated. Well equipped and refined. Five-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
Bad: In the UK only for ‘selected buyers'. Badge snobbery. Large-car depreciation. Thirsty petrol engine.
Good: Stylish and good quality interior. Roomier and more mature than its predecessor. Very refined for a small car. Handles well and good to drive.
Bad: Perhaps lacks the character of some of its rivals.
Good: New i20 is more stylish and upmarket than predecessor. Now one of the best small hatchbacks.
Bad: Buyers attitudes change very slowly and still doesn't appeal to status seekers.
Good: Looks great. Practical and spacious cabin. Relaxed driving dynamics.
Bad: Performance and handling don't match the looks. Only two engines on offer initially with a wait for the 1.0-litre turbo.
Good: Looks more distinctive than original model. High quality interior. Very efficient engines. Excellent steering ride and handling on 15-inch wheels.
Bad: Steering lacks feel on 16-inch wheels and worse still on 17-inch wheels. i30 Turbo returns tepid performance
Good: New estate version of i30. Maximum bootspace of more than 1600 litres.
Bad: Not on sale until late 2012.
Good: Quality look and feel inside. Neatly styled. Low CO2 engines. Well equipped and good value.
Bad: Some criticism of steering feel. More practical Tourer version makes more sense.
Good: Distinctive and attractive looks. Good quality feel to the cabin. Efficient 1.7-litre diesel engines. Decent value and well equipped.
Bad: Long-legged manual gearbox seriously blunts performance.
Good: Strong and quiet 2.5-litre diesel engines. Seats eight with plenty of space for all. Good value. Five-year warranty. Comfortable on the motorway.
Bad: Big and bulky size means it's not very easy to park. Based on the iLoad van.
Good: Great value for money with generous standard specification. Twin sliding doors. Option of lift up tailgate or two rear doors at the back. Crew van version available. ESP as standard.
Bad: Glazed rear doors rather than solid metal. Only one length and roof height.
Good: Good range of efficient chain cam engines. Cheap to run. Good visibility. Easy to get in and out of. Plenty of rear passenger and boot space.
Bad: Similar Kia Venga has a longer warranty as standard. Not a sporty handler.
Good: Good value for money. Comfortable and refined interior. Available with two or four-wheel drive. Low CO2 emissions. Five-year warranty. Generous equipment. Full size spare wheel.
Bad: Steering could do with a little more weight and feel.
Good: Sleek looks and good quality interior. Refined and quiet on the move. Available with seven seats. Well equipped as standard. Excellent 2.2 CRDi diesel.
Bad: Top models are becoming quite expensive.
Good: Very comfortable and refined, spacious cabin and large boot.
Bad: Not the sharpest car to drive.
Cars not officially imported to the UK