Matt Saunders Road test editor

Matt Saunders Autocar
Matt joined Autocar in 2003. After stints on the news, features and web desks, he’s finally got the job he was looking for all along, as part of the road test team. He devotes most of his week to brake disc sizes, bore and stroke measurements and wet weather stopping distances. He frequently indulges in various foolish errands like maxing out a 227mph Brabus Rocket on the autobahn, driving 500 miles across the UK in an electric Mini, or to trade his way to riches out of a £650 Fiat Cinquecento. Follow Matt on Google+

Hyundai i10 N Line 2020 UK review

Gets the turbocharged engine the i10 always needed, but styling revisions, performance enhancements and a price it could do without

15 July 2020
First Drive
Range Rover Evoque vs Audi Q3 vs Volvo XC40 vs Lexus UX
There's no shortage of compact SUVs on the market, so how will the new Evoque stand out?

SUV showdown: Range Rover Evoque vs major rivals

Can Range Rover’s second-generation fashion icon retain its crown against the Volvo XC40, Audi Q3 and Lexus UX?

14 July 2020
Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G 2WD Sport

Mazda CX-5 2.0 Skyactiv-G Sport 2WD 2020 UK review

An unconventional sort of family SUV but a likeable one for its simplicity, zestiness and handling precision

13 July 2020
First Drive
Autocar awards 2020: Ariel Atom 4 named Britain's Best Driver's Car

Autocar Awards 2020: Ariel Atom 4 named Britain's Best Driver's Car

Ariel's ultra-lightweight track day toy was the only car to earn a five-star Autocar road test verdict this year

7 July 2020
Polestar 2

Polestar 2 2020 UK review

Urban-chic high-rise saloon takes the electric car off in a development direction all of its own

7 July 2020
First Drive
BMW in camo
The view's great, but how useful are roads like this one for tuning?

The best UK roads for car-tuning, according to chassis experts

From snaking B-roads to cobbled ride-testers, the UK has an unrivalled variety of surfaces that car makers exploit to fine tune their creations

4 July 2020
KTM Xbow Darkside developments demonstrator - track front

New UK dealer appointed for KTM X-Bow

Darkside Developments to become exclusive UK agents within a year

3 July 2020
KTM Xbow Darkside developments demonstrator - hero front

Could used be better than new for KTM’s freak four-wheeler?

The X-Bow has a certain appeal that can't be found in a GT Porsche, especially once someone else has taken the depreciation hit

3 July 2020
Focus and Golf - hero front
Both the Ford and the VW are class-leading family hatches

Hatch match: 2020 Volkswagen Golf vs. Ford Focus

It's an age-old rivalry and with the new Mk8 Golf here, the competition between these two hatchbacks is stronger than ever

28 June 2020
Mercedes A250e

Mercedes-Benz A250e AMG Line Premium 2020 UK review

Mercedes’ PHEV fleet champion hatchback makes a fairly convincing short-range EV but there are some important caveats beyond that

25 June 2020
First Drive



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