Top 10: Best cars of 2018

We've driven a lot of cars in 2018, from the latest electric SUVs to fun little hot hatches. As we approach the end of the year, we thought it was time to pick out our favourite cars of the past 12 months that, for whatever reason, made a positive lasting impression.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The old Mercedes-Benz A-Class relied heavily on its badge. If it wasn’t for the three-pointed star on the front, no one would have bought it. It didn’t drive particularly well, the ride was extremely firm, the engines weren’t great, and it was ugly. By the time it went off sale earlier this year, it felt very dated.

Which makes the latest A-Class a bit of a surprise. It’s every bit the five star car. Its cabin is easily the best you can get in a car of this size, while it’s also great to drive. There’s loads of clever technology, too, including a digital instrument pinnacle and the Siri-esque ‘Hey Mercedes’ function.

Read our Mercedes-Benz A-Class road test


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