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Lexus IS

The new Lexus IS will be looking to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. It’s not quite up there on the same level but the high build quality plus excellent equipment levels and powerful performance will appeal to many executives.

Road Test Reports Says 3.5 star ratingFull Report
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Jaguar X-Type

A lovely drive can be attained from the Jaguar X-type / Ford Mondeo. A popular choice for company car drivers, the diesel engines are frugal and the CO2 emission figures and amongst the lowest in the compact executive category.

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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Volvo S60

T3 R-Design Premium - Volvo’s S60 combines safety, style and performance all in one car. The 2011 model is even better than the 2009 version, thanks to the addition of extra safety innovations and improved driving performance, with a T6 petrol engine joining the line-up for the first time. Well equipped as standard and k [...]

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon

Mercedes has subtly shifted the emphasis of its core C-Class model towards economy and cleanliness as the larger engines are quietly sidelined. In their place come greener and leaner petrols and diesels, with a company driver-friendly diesel offering 117g/km CO2 emissions. Fear not, though, as the C [...]

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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Infiniti G37

S - You could be excused for never hearing of Infiniti. The spin-off luxury brand is to Nissan what Lexus is to Toyota – a top-end Mercedes and BMW rival with a dash more individuality. Infiniti is no conservationist either. All variants of the G37 are fitted with a powerful but thirsty 3.7-litre V6 eng [...]

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon

1.9 TTiD EcoPower Turbo Edition - At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show Saab showcased its new EcoPower Technology. Now while this could be passed off as just another example of green marketing spin, it’s hard not to take note of a powerful, 140mph executive saloon that returns an impressive 53.3mpg on the combined cycle.

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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Alfa Romeo 159

1750 TBi Elegante - Alfa’s sleek and sassy 159 first went on sale in 2006 with a range of five different engines, but there’s now a new 2.0JTDM turbodiesel as well as this new 1750 TBi turbopetrol. Boasting improved power and efficiency over the outgoing 2.2JTS, the TBi is a real charmer.

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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Alfa Romeo 159

2.0 JTDm 170 BHP Lusso - The Alfa Romeo 159 we drove was very definitely a driver orientated machine and the all new diesel sits very comfortably indeed. The question here is can you have the best of both worlds? Can you have the legendary feel and driving experience of an Alfa with the reliability which gives you peace of [...]

Road Test Reports Says 4 star ratingFull Report
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BMW ActiveHybrid 3

BMW is getting in on the hybrid power scene with its 3 and 5 Series models, and here we have the new Active Hybrid 3. It takes a decidedly sporty approach, which is no surprise given this is a BMW, but it’s also one that brings the ActiveHybrid 3 into perilously close contention with its own, cheape [...]

Road Test Reports Says 4.5 star ratingFull Report
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BMW 3-Series Saloon

320d - Recently facelifted, the 3-series is one of the best all-round cars on sale. Not only does it offer refinement and comfort by the bucketload, but it’s also blessed with the ability to morph into a pin-sharp sports saloon when you point it away from the motorway and in the direction of some twisty bi [...]

Road Test Reports Says 4.5 star ratingFull Report
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Audi A4 Saloon

2.0 TDi SE - The new Audi A4 2.0 TDi SE is a fabulous car. It has class, style and power. Bigger and more stylish than its predecessor, the improved Audi A4 gives the BMW 3-Series some tough competition.

Road Test Reports Says 4.5 star ratingFull Report
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BMW 3-Series Saloon

320d EfficientDynamics Saloon - BMW’s ubiquitous 3 Series has been around now for an impressive 35 years. First launched as a 2-door saloon in 1975, the current, fifth-generation models launched in ’06 have been treated to some mid-term revisions, along with one new model that sets new standards for performance, CO2 emissions and [...]

Road Test Reports Says 5 star ratingFull Report
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Compact Executives consumer car reviews

BMW 3-Series Saloon

3.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 36 reviews )

Jaguar X-Type

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 35 reviews )

Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon

3.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 28 reviews )

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 26 reviews )

Alfa Romeo 159

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 22 reviews )

Volvo S60

5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 14 reviews )

Audi A4 Saloon

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 13 reviews )

Cadillac BLS

5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 8 reviews )

Infiniti G37

5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 1 reviews )


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