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VW ID.3 1st Edition Pro Power 58kWh review

VW ID.3 1st Edition Pro Power 58kWh review. For – understated elegance, great driving experience, excellent design. Against – expensive for a town car. **** £39,500 before government grant Competition – Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Mini E, Honda E, BMW i3, Kia-eNiro, Hyundai Kona, Mini e, Fiat 500e, Vauxhall Corsa E, Peugeot e208, Hyundai Ioniq, […]

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Jaguar I-Pace SE review

Jaguar I-Pace SE review. For – handsome, luxurious, fast, quiet Against – best stay local Motorway range effective 125 miles/73.25% **** £76,045 Competition – Audi-e-Tron, Mercedes EQC, Tesla Model X, Ford Mustang Mach E, BMW iX3 Jaguar was quick off the mark with its first all-electric I-Pace, although I’ve often wondered whether, in this digital […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2021 review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Dynamic review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Dynamic review. For – well priced, well proven, high quality, all-electric for low-mileage. Against – bland styling, needs more electric range, ludicrous economy claim. *** £38,945 – before any subsidy Competition – BMW X5/3, Volvo XC90/60/40V60/S60, Kia Niro, Mini Countryman Cooper, Audi Q5, Peugeot 3008, Mercedes GLC/E/C/A, Range Rover Sport/Evoque Ford Kuga, VW […]

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MINI Cooper SE

MINI Electric Level 2 review

MINI Electric Level 2 review. For – cute, high quality, dynamic performance. Against – too pricey, useless on highway, narrow utility. Highway cruising range 68% of claimed availability. ** £29,900 “Over rolling hills and country lanes I did one trip of 34 miles, but it used only 28 miles from the availability measure. That’s a […]

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Polestar 2

Polestar 2 review

Polestar 2 review. Highway cruising range – 88.56 miles or 41%. For – handsome, well-made, terrific performance, great specification. Against – underwhelming quality, hopeless range on highway/questionable off it. ** £49,900 (before subsidy) “Too expensive to compete with the Volkswagen ID.3, and not good enough to compete with the Tesla Model 3” The fact the […]

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Polstar 1

Polestar 1 review

Polestar 1 review. For – great looks, power, quality, technology. Against – cramped rear, boot, ludicrous mpg claim. ***** £139,000 “Overall fuel economy was a fantastic 78.6 mpg. Laughable official claim” Is that a Lamborghini or a Ferrari? That was the question asked in local parking lots when people first set eyes on this beauty. […]

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Kia Soul EV

Affordable Electric Car? Kia Soul EV ‘Special Edition’ Review

Affordable Electric Car? Kia Soul EV ‘Special Edition’ Review. For – cute, high quality, terrific drive, impressive performance. Against – too expensive, inadequate motorway range. Highway cruising range – 133.2 miles *** £37,295 The Kia Soul EV is a fantastic little SUV, with Germanic interior and exterior quality, every known gizmo, and a huge battery […]

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Honda Jazz review

Honda Jazz Crosstar EX CVT 1.5 i-MMD review

Honda Jazz Crosstar EX CVT 1.5 i-MMD review. For – tough, practical, economical, cute, good performance/handling. Against – pricey, baffling connectivity. ***** £23,185 I’ve had various Honda Jazz models over 18 years and I’m a big fan. I still have one. Solid, dependable, cute and utilitarian thanks to the magic seats. So well designed that […]

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