Good: Much better looking, slab sided new Auris might represent a final shift into some decent styling from Toyota. Also a Sport Tourer version.
Bad: Loses height and ease of entry advantage of 2007-2012 Auris.
Good: Decent combination of ride and handling that might suit some people better than a harder sprung Golf or a Civic. Quick yet soft T180/SR180 2.2 diesel. Excellent hybrid version is best of the range.
Bad: Unadventurous styling.
Good: Efficient new 1.8 Valvematic petrol engines almost as economical as diesels. Excellent Multidrive S CVT. Good quality ride. Very reliable.
Bad: Dull image. No hatchback. Not as much fun to drive as a Mondeo or Mazda 6.
Good: Low road tax and insurance. Averages a claimed 60mpg. Cheap to run and drives decently. 99g/km CO2 from 2012.
Bad: Doors feel flimsy. Reports of water leaks. Clutch and waterpump failures common but stronger clutch fitted from 2009.
Good: Hugely enjoyable and involving to drive. Great amounts of grip and superb handling. Free-revving 2.0-litre non-turbo engine produces 200PS. Priced from just £24,995.
Bad: Cabin somewhat lacking in quality. Not suited to sitting in busy traffic.
Good: Rugged and very reliable pick-up that's also good to drive. Robust interior.
Bad: Not quite a match for the Nissan Navara when it comes to refinement.
Good: Triumph of 4-seater packaging 9' 10" long that still earned 5 NCAP stars. 99g/km so VED free. Better to drive than a Smart, or a FIAT 500.
Bad: Quite wide for a city car. Not cheap. CVT auto over 100g/km.
Good: Big and tough. Good off road and good for towing. Five-speed auto only.
Bad: Expensive to buy and run. Old school 4x4 to drive with very light steering. Band K VED.
Good: Unstoppable off-road, very highly kitted out as standard, superbly engineered and robust.
Bad: More expensive new than a Range Rover and nowhere near as good, doesn't feel very upmarket considering the price, wallowy on the road, generic looks inside and out.
Good: The best hybrid car on the market with amazing fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. Zero car tax. Spacious cabin makes it a realistic family car. Plug-In version available.
Bad: Not so efficient for long distances at motorway speeds where some diesel cars still beat it. Can feel strained when accelerating hard.
Good: Seven seat MPV comes in at 96g/km for T4 version so is both VED and London Congestion Charge Free. Very pleasant to drive.
Bad: No ball of fire and T-Spirit is 101g/km so subject to £10pa VED and not London Congestion Charge exempt.
Good: More luxurious but not as practical as the previous version. Excellent, car-like road manners. Available with petrol and diesel automatics. Facelifted 2010.
Bad: Fairly pricey. On most models, the tailgate doesn't open wide enough unless you fit a different checkstrap. Tailgate spare wheel abandoned in favour of tyre repair kit. Starting to feel dated now.
Good: Sharper styled RAV4 only comes in long wheelbase shape. Promises better handling and more interior space.
Bad: Available to order now but first cars not arriving until March 2013.
Good: Chunky looks. 1.4 D-4D AWD surprisingly enjoyable to drive as well as lowest CO2 emission 4WD in the UK and in Band C VED.
Bad: 1.3 VVT-I stop&start low CO2 for a petrol (also Band C VED), but no fun to drive. DMF and clutch of 1.4 D4-D can be short lived.
Good: Compact seven seater. Excellent Valvematic 1.8 petrol engine with smooth seven-ratio CVT gives 40+ mpg. Reliable and well built.
Bad: Manual 2.0 diesel uninspiring to drive. Dull looks.
Good: Genuinely seats seven adults, with some luggage space behind the rearmost seats.
Bad: Not on sale until 2013.
Good: Mini-MPV that fills the gap left by the Toyota Yaris Verso. Upright seats. Practical interior. Touch screen radio/MP3/info system with reversing camera and £500 optional satnav. £30 tax CVT auto.
Bad: Not cheap, but even TR is well equipped and has reversing camera.
Good: Enjoyable to drive, economical engines including great 1.33 VVT-i, well equipped as standard, plenty of room for rear passengers, HSD hybrid model on the way.
Bad: A rather generic and and not especially distinctive design, quite a firm ride.
Cars not officially imported to the UK