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New Medium cars

70 New Medium cars reviews available

  • Mercedes-Benz B-class (2012-)

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    New price: £21,620 - £34,035

    Useful, upmarket and ultra-safe: these are the qualities that distinguish Mercedes-Benz's five-door medium hatchback-cum-MPV. Can the latest 2012 B-class rival the best in class?
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013-)

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    New price: £24,895 - £44,110

    The CLA is based on the A-class, but with sleek styling from the CLS.
  • Mitsubishi Lancer (2008-2011)

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    New price: £13,054 - £24,609

    Mitsubishi's large saloon and hatchback, the Lancer, is about the same size as a Honda Accord, but with lower prices.
  • Nissan Leaf (2011-)

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    New price: £21,490 - £31,740

    The world's first mass-produced electric car is finally here. We test the Nissan Leaf.
  • Peugeot 308 (2007-2013)

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    New price: £15,245 - £24,190

    Peugeot's replacement for its popular 307 model impresses in many areas, but is it a class leader? The 308 is available as a hatchback or SW estate.
  • Peugeot 308 (2014-)

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    New price: £15,030 - £25,980

    Peugeot says the latest 308 pushes the brand into premium territory. Does it succeed?
  • Proton Gen-2 Ecologic first drive

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    New price: £9,180 - £11,980

    Our first impressions of Proton's budget-priced LPG model, the Gen-2 ecoLogic
  • Renault Fluence (2011-2013)

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    New price: £22,845 - £23,745

    Renault Fluence: Which? tests Renault's electric saloon
  • Renault Mégane (2008-)

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    New price: £11,705 - £28,290

    Renault's latest Mégane is offered in very different forms: a five-door hatch or a much more sporty coupé. Which? has rated both to help you choose.
  • Renault Mégane Coupé (2009-)

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    New price: £16,605 - £36,315

    The sportier, three-door version of the Renault Mégane
  • Seat Leon (2005-2012)

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    New price: £14,490 - £25,765

    Seat Leon reviewed: the full Which? test of the Seat Leon five-door hatchback.
  • Seat Leon (2013-)

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    New price: £15,585 - £30,710

    Is the new Seat Leon better than its sister Volkswagen Golf?

Used Medium cars

92 Used Medium cars reviews available

  • Alfa Romeo 147 (2001-2010)

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    Used price: From £775

    The three- and five-door hatchback Alfa Romeo 147 (2001-2010) is as sporty as you'd expect. But does visibility and boot space measure up?
  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010-)

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    Used price: From £6,875

    Alfa's new medium hatch driven. The smart new Giulietta assessed inside and out.
  • Audi A3 (1996-2003)

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    Used price: From £1,095

    The Audi A3 three- and five-door hatchback range, built from 1996-2003. It's based on the Golf Mk3 but with a dash of Audi posh thrown in.
  • Audi A3 Sportback (2003-2013)

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    Used price: From £4,395

    The second-generation Audi A3 Sportback. A five-door hatchback range, built from 2003 onwards. Better than the first generation? Which? finds out.
  • Audi A3 hatchback (2003-2012)

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    Used price: From £3,395

    Full review and test data for the Audi A3 three-door hatchback range, built from 2003 to 2012. Resale value alone makes it a rival to the Ford Focus.
  • Audi A3 hatchback (2012-)

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    Used price: From £13,795

    Has the latest A3 got what it takes to be the leading luxury medium hatchback?
  • Audi A3 saloon (2013-)

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    Used price: From £18,150

    Audi A3 saloon (2013-) review - Which? tests the first A3 saloon available in the UK. Can it match the hatchback for practicality and performance?
  • Audi S3 Saloon (2014-)

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    Used price: From £26,750

    The Audi S3 Saloon is definitely fast enough, but is it an enjoyable car to drive?
  • BMW 1 Series (2011-)

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    Used price: From £10,550

    Does the second generation of BMW's high-tech hatchback have what it takes to beat talented rivals like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-class?
  • BMW 1 Series hatchback (2004-2011)

    BMW 1 Series 3 Door

    Used price: From £4,150

    BMW's distinctive 1 Series, initially five-door only, was given a facelift in 2007 when the three-door was introduced.
  • BMW 3 Series Compact (2001-2005)

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    Used price: From £1,950

    BMW's hatchback version of its 3 Series - an interesting medium car choice
  • Chevrolet Cruze (2009-)

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    Used price: From £3,950

    Full review and test data for the Chevrolet Cruze, a compact saloon replacing Daewoo's Lacetti, produced from 2009 onwards.