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Good: Good looking seven-seat people carrier. Comes with seven year warranty. Practical, classy cabin. Easy to drive.
Bad: Not as good to drive as a Ford C-MAX.
Good: Comes with Kia's seven-year warranty as standard. Rides and handles very well on standard Hankook Kinergy Eco tyres.
Bad: Far better on 15-inch wheels than on 17-inch wheels. Diesel is a bit too long geared.
Good: Great looking estate car that really does deserve five stars for its winning combination of good looks, excellent ride quality and useful economy.
Bad: No collision mitigation system like latest Ford, Vauxhall, Volvo or Honda systems.
Good: Handsome saloon. Diesel only with 1.7-litre CRDi that emits just 128g/km meaning low BIK tax. Priced from less than £20k. Seven-year warranty as standard.
Bad: Only one engine and not in lowest tax bracket. Pre 2014 satnav does not take seven digit UK postcodes. From 2014 it does and works brilliantly.
Good: Excellent small car for the money. High quality and neatly designed interior. Great to drive and cheap to run. One of the best small cars around.
Bad: Noisy on the motorway. Three-door 'Halo' automatic is pricey.
Good: Beautifully styled coupe version of the Kia Cee'd. Performance version in the pipeline with 204PS turbocharged 1.6-litre engine.
Bad: Not cheap.
Good: Much more stylish than previous Rio. Upmarket interior. 1.1-litre chain cam diesel emits just 85g/km of CO2. Three-door from £9,995.
Bad: Not as impressively refined as a Volkswagen Polo. No standard DAB radio. Not particularly exciting to drive.
Good: Bigger completely redesigned Sedona.
Bad: UK spec not yet announced.
Good: Strong diesels including impressive new 2.2-litre engine, comes with seven seats, new six-speed automatic available, much more premium feel than previous Sorento, great value for money.
Bad: Entry level model is two-wheel drive and five seats, 4WD automatic models only tow 2,000kg.
Good: Like it or hate it looks. High quality, attractive cabin. Easy to drive. Practical and reasonably spacious. Steers and handles decently on 17-inch wheels with 215/55 R17 tyres.
Bad: 18-inch wheels with 235/45 R18 tyres wreck the ride, wreck the steering, wreck the handling and generally spoil an otherwise decent car. Emissions and economy far from best in class.
Good: Stylish and upmarket looks. Good quality feel to the interior. Seven-year warranty as standard. Very low CO2 for an SUV. Well equipped.
Bad: Ride could be better. A little noisy at speed. Warranty is limited to 100,000 miles so the similar Hyundai ix35 may be better for higher mileage drivers.
Good: Space-efficient and compact people carrier, large boot and flat-folding rear seat, available with a four-speed automatic 1.6 petrol, easy to park, good visibility.
Bad: Not cheap but price competitive.
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