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New Medium cars

68 New Medium cars reviews available

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013-)

    Mercedes CLA 1

    New price: £24,895 - £44,340

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


    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-)


    New price: £21,490 - £31,340

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


    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-)


    New price: £14,930 - £24,480

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

    Proton Gen-2 red driving f3q

    New price: £9,180 - £11,980

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

    Fluence saloon white static recharging f3q

    New price: £22,845 - £23,745

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

    renault megane 2

    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-)

    Renault Megane Coupe 1

    New price: £16,605 - £29,285

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

    Seat Leon 1

    New price: £14,490 - £25,765

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


    New price: £15,585 - £30,710

    Is the new Seat Leon better than its sister Volkswagen Golf?
  • Seat Leon Cupra (2014-)

    2014 Seat Leon Cupra 1

    New price: £15,850 - £30,710

    Is the new Seat Leon Cupra a better buy than than its sister Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Used Medium cars

64 Used Medium cars reviews available

  • Alfa Romeo 147 (2001-2010)

    Alfa Romeo 147 Facelift051

    Used price: From £1,650

    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-)

    Alfa G grey f3q static office

    Used price: From £13,450

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

    Audi A3 Mk110

    Used price: From £1,450

    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)

    A3 Sportback blue driving f3q

    Used price: From £5,150

    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)

    Audi A3 Mk26

    Used price: From £4,195

    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.
  • BMW 1 Series hatchback (2004-2011)

    BMW 1 Series 3 Door

    Used price: From £5,175

    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)

    BMW Compact blue static f3q

    Used price: From £2,925

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

    chevrolet cruze

    Used price: From £7,175

    Full review and test data for the Chevrolet Cruze, a compact saloon replacing Daewoo's Lacetti, produced from 2009 onwards.
  • Chevrolet Lacetti (2004-2011)

    Chevrolet Lacetti Saloon 2

    Used price: From £1,875

    Can the cheap-to-buy Chevrolet Lacetti, originally known as the Daewoo Lacetti, hold its own in the crowded medium cars market?
  • Citroën C4 (2004-2010)

    Citroen C4 2009 6

    Used price: From £2,795

    Full review and test data for the Citroën C4, the French brand's small family car closely related to the Peugeot 308 and produced from 2004 onwards.
  • Citroën C4 (2011-)

    Citroen C4 Silver ftq static

    Used price: From £10,595

    How does the Citroën C4 stand up to the strong medium hatch competition?
  • Citroën Xsara (1997-2004)

    Citroen Xsara Coupe 01 1

    Used price: From £695

    Launched way back in 1997 and given a modern restyling in 2000, the medium Citroën Xsara shares its running gear with the Peugeot 306.