Fuel efficient automotive technologies have come a long way in the last decade or so. Detrimental to both environment and wallet, “gas-guzzlers” are to a large extent a thing of the past. Car firms have become wise to the fact that most consumers want to use less fuel, one reason why the two biggest car makers in the world are Volkswagen and Toyota – leaders in fuel efficient tech (not withstanding VW's diesel rigging troubles).
Parking restrictions, busy streets and complex road systems have pushed many city-dwelling motorists out of their cars and on to public transport. But driving the right kind of car can make urban commutes far more pleasant. The following top 10 best city cars are fuel-efficient, stylish and compact – crucial criteria for city driving.
As children, cartoons failed to manage our expectations in terms of what real-world motoring would be like, but weird and wonderful vehicles certainly enlivened our televisual viewing. Not the most scientific of our top-10s, we listed these cars in order of ‘coolness’.
OK, 'definitively' may be pushing it a little, but we think you'll find this list of the world's prettiest cars rather convincing. If you're annoyed that your Ford Fiesta isn’t featured, do let us know in the comments section!
It’s not cheap to run a car in the UK. A report from 2013 suggested Britain was the most costly place to keep a car on the road, with average bills exceeding £3,500 each year. Motorists have enjoyed some respite in the intervening years, with the average cost of a litre of unleaded dropping to around the £1 mark in January of 2016. However, unleaded is rising again, reaching 114p last month.
A sports utility vehicle – or SUV – mixes the characteristics of a car with a high seating position, off-road capabilities and a rugged image. The popularity of the SUV shows no sign of abating, with more brands entering this lucrative segment every year. But with so many models available, how should you go about choosing one? Here are ten tips to help.