What Car? July 2020

Britain's best car buying guide now has a brand new look with an extra 40-pages in every issue, giving you more of What Car?'s famous comparison tests than ever before and more invaluable buying advice for every car on sale. Plus, What Car?'s Target Price promise could save you thousands off the price of your next car. No wonder they call us the car buyer's bible!

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‘One of our aims has always been to provide sound advice in tough times for motorists’ It feels like we all need something to look forward to right now, and car makers are doing their bit by readying a host of exciting new models that will go on sale in the coming months – after the world has hopefully returned to something resembling normality. You can find out what’s on the way and when in our extended coming soon section, which starts on p32. However, we’re also indulging in a little nostalgia from p38 of this issue, looking back at some of the greatest cars launched in the 47 years since What Car? first went on sale. What Car? actually made its debut in the midst of the 1973 oil crisis, with one…

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target price

The What Car? Target Price is the maximum you should pay for your new car and is set by our team of mystery shoppers. Every day they haggle to see what discounts are available across the UK. And all What Car?-approved dealers will at least match Target Price. In a lot of cases, however, you can save even more by using our New Car Buying service. Just head to whatcar.com/new-car-deals and select the car you’re interested in, and dealers will compete for your business. It’s all done through our website, so they won’t see your details until you’re ready.…

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what car

Meet the team Editor Steve Huntingford Editorial director Jim Holder Deputy editor Darren Moss Reviews editor Will Nightingale Managing editor Allan Muir Consumer editor Claire Evans Used cars editor Mark Pearson Deputy reviews editor John Howell New cars editor Alan Taylor-Jones Video reviews editor Doug Revolta Senior reviewer Neil Winn Reviewer Becky Wells Used cars reporter Max Adams Digital reviews editor Chris Haining Group art editor Stephen Hopkins Brand art editor Chee-Chiu Lee Chief photographer John Bradshaw Senior photographer Will Williams Junior photographer Max Edleston Picture editor Ben Summerell-Youde Designer Rebecca Stevens Prepress manager Darren Jones Social media manager Louis Shaw Senior videographers Dan Wrenn, Oli Kosbab Video editors Tej Bhola, Kiall Garrett SEO manager Jonathan Cook SEO executive Oliver Hayman Senior consulting editor Tom Evans Special contributors Lawrence Allan, James Attwood, Rachel Burgess, Alastair Clements, Steve Cropley, Kris Culmer, Simon Davis, Pat Hoy, Rob Keenan, Olgun Kordal, Luc Lacey, Richard Lane, Tom Morgan, Sarah Özgül, Felix Page, Matt…

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large electric cars

Tesla Model 3 Our reigning Large Electric Car of the Year is a genuine alternative to a regular executive saloon Our pick Performance AWD List price £56,545 Target Price £56,545 Target PCP na Range 368 miles CO2 0g/km For Incredible acceleration; brilliant handling; excellent practicality; strong resale values. Against Dashboard feels flimsy in places; cheaper versions aren’t as good to drive. WHAT CAR? SAYS LIKE A NEW Star Wars movie or a new iPhone, the Tesla Model 3 had a great deal of hype to live up to.Thankfully, it hasn’t disappointed. This may be Tesla’s cheapest model, but it still has a huge range, plenty of power and just as much advanced self-driving technology as the larger and more expensive Model S luxury saloon and Model X SUV. The Model 3 Performance’s Real Range figure of…

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small electric cars

Peugeot e-208 This all-new rival for the Renault Zoe is the most well-rounded electric car you can buy for less than £30,000 Our pick Allure List price £29,915 Target Price £29,478 Target PCP £382 Range 217 miles CO2 0g/km For Cushioning ride; quiet cruiser; smart and plush interior; can be recharged quickly. Against Sluggish infotainment system; small rear door openings; restricted visibility. WHAT CAR? SAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING small and electric? The Peugeot e-208 earned our top five-star rating by matching its stylish exterior with a high-quality interior, having enough real-world range to satisfy most drivers and being genuinely engaging to drive. Indeed, the e-208 feels sprightly by the standards of electric cars, while its steering is well weighted and accurate, so manoeuvring around urban streets and into tight parking spaces is a breeze.And although…

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plug-in hybrids

BMW 330e Our favourite executive car adds another string to its bow Our pick M Sport List price £41,460 Target Price £36,419 Target PCP £416 MPG 201.8 CO2 31g/km For Strong performance; great fun to drive; intuitive infotainment; low company car tax. Against Reduced boot and petrol tank compared with regular 3 Series. WHAT CAR? SAYS AT THIS YEAR’S What Car? Awards, the plug-in hybrid BMW 3 Series achieved the rarest of feats: winning two separate awards.You see, not only is this the best plug-in hybrid you can buy, but it’s also our favourite executive car. But what a car the 330e is: comfortable, classy and potentially cheap to run, thanks to a respectable official electric-only range of 37 miles and a low CO2 output that puts it in a very favourable tax bracket for…