Find out what happened when we drove the new Hyundai Kona Hybrid crossover, plus fully lab tested the first ever hybrid Honda CR-V SUV. We also have full test results for the latest SUVs from Volkswagen - the T-Cross and Tiguan - and the first SUV from Cupra, the high-performance Ateca.
Sales of hybrid cars are growing. Three of the latest cars we've featured here are hybrids, including the first-ever Honda CR-V Hybrid.
Our real-world lab tests rigorously test the fuel economy of all cars in real road conditions and on the motorway, so we can reveal whether the Honda CR-V Hybrid is the best choice, or if its conventional petrol version is the winning formula. Just check the tech specs tab in our reviews through the links below.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen's whole suite of SUVs expands further with the new Volkswagen T-Cross. The T-Cross is now VW's smallest-ever SUV, sitting below the Volkswagen T-Roc. We've tested new engines on the Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV, which is larger than both of these. Plus the recently updated UK best-seller, the Nissan Qashqai.
If an SUV crossover isn't for you, we've also tested the popular Mazda 3, promising Mazda's hallmark agile handling, and the relaunched Toyota Camry Hybrid. Find out which cars are really the wise choice for the best fuel economy and low emissions.
The Nissan Qashqai has been so popular over the years, the name has become the benchmark model to which rival crossover SUVs are compared. However, entering its second-generation way back in 2014, can it really still hold its own against the latest releases?
updates to the Qashqai range in 2019 added smartphone mirroring through Apple Carplay and Android Auto. A new 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine was introduced. Available with 130hp and 160hp, it replaces all other petrol options.
With the hybrid you get a 2.0-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors, together producing up to 184hp. Its transmission is automatic, with no manual option available.
Unlike your usual , this hybrid's petrol engine doesn't supply power directly to the wheels. Instead, the engine powers an electric generator. This then powers both the hybrid's battery and another electric motor, which powers the wheels.
So should you choose the hybrid or regular petrol model? Our rigorous tests reveal which has the better fuel economy, plus which is great to use and drive.
It comes with six-speed, twin-clutch automatic transmission as the only gearbox option, and front-wheel drive.
Even the basic trim level has plenty on offer. This includes climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors and camera and lane-keep assist.
You have a choice of one petrol and one diesel engine. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol is available with either 95hp and five-speed manual transmission, or 115hp with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG semi-automatic transmission.
There are four trim levels. The basic 'S' spec will give you alloy wheels, heated door mirrors, an eight-inch touchscreen, LED rear lights and automatic headlights.
The Tiguan aims to justify its price with a more upmarket feel than rivals and a more discreet styling.
All models get air conditioning, automatic lights and wipers, emergency autonomous braking, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and Apple Carplay/Android Auto, controlled through an 8-inch colour touchscreen. There are six trim levels if you want to fully kit it out and add luxury extras.
There's also a wide selection of engines, with the diesel models traditionally most popular with UK buyers.
is the new performance sub-brand from Spanish carmaker . It used to be used as a badge on go-faster models (much like GTI for Volkswagen and Type R for Honda), but now is being marketed as a manufacturer in its own right (more along the lines of Volvo's Polestar).
The Ateca is Cupra's first offering - a high-performance version of the mid-size SUV. Other than the new badge, it's visually hard to tell them apart until you start driving. This is where the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with a beastly 300hp, seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive as standard, promise an exciting drive.
The single trim level is also generous, with a digital driver's display, full smartphone mirroring (with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), 9.2-inch touchscreen sat nav, LED headlights, around-view camera, autonomous emergency braking and more.
This all-new, fourth-generation model's distinctive looks feature a low nose, long wheelbase and bulky haunches.
2019 also introduces the innovative Skyactiv-X 2.0-litre petrol engine, which we haven't yet tested - this uses compression ignition and claims to offer 30% more power (180hp) and 20% greater fuel economy than the conventional petrol model.
The Toyota Camry may not be a name seen on sale in the UK since the early noughties, but it's proven immensely popular in the US and elsewhere.
There's just one drivetrain: a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid that puts out 218p with front-wheel drive and a CVT automatic transmission.
Two trim levels are offered, with the standard well-equipped with alloy wheels, privacy glass, LED front and rear lights, adaptive cruise control, electrically adjustable heated leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity and sat nav. Choose the higher Excel trim for driver aids, including a blind-spot monitor.