Saloon car reviews

Thinking of buying a new saloon car? If you’re looking for saloon cars for sale, we have got loads of reviews plus links to the latest models you can buy. 

If you like the security of a separate boot, a traditionally styled car, and you aren’t interested in those new crossover cars, then a saloon car could be the best choice for you. 

Read our saloon car reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners’ reviews.

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  • Volkswagen Arteon Coupe (2017 onwards) Review

    Volkswagen’s new flagship pulls out all the stops to impress

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Glamorous five-door coupe style
    • Loads of space for people and luggage
    • Powerful engines, DSG and 4Motion standard
    • Generous standard equipment
    • Cutting-edge safety equipment

    CONS

    • UK specification yet to be confirmed
    • Likely to be expensive
    • Can’t match premium rivals’ image
    • Not an especially green choice
    • Could be tricky to sell on
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  • Kia Stinger Coupe (2017 onwards) Review

    Kia ramps up its style with this 4 Series rival

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Generous interior space
    • Stylish fastback shape
    • Strong performance
    • Well-balanced chassis
    • Very well equipped

    CONS

    • Some fussy design details
    • Interior not quite at Audi levels
    • Engine short on character
    • No 4WD option for UK
    • Kia badge lacks kudos at £40k
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  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (2017 onwards) Review

    A new benchmark for the premium executive class

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £35,835 - £51,070

    PROS

    • Great to drive
    • Strong engines
    • Exceptional comfort
    • Packed with technology
    • Best-in-class standard kit

    CONS

    • Drive varies according to spec
    • E-Class has a bigger boot
    • Only two trim levels
    • Occasionally jerky gearchanges
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  • Volvo S90 (2016 onwards) Review

    Stylish saloon is packed with advanced safety kit and technology

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £33,865 - £57,705

    PROS

    • Sleek, stylish looks
    • Huge list of safety kit
    • Spacious and comfortable
    • Upmarket, tech-laden interior

    CONS

    • Limited engine range
    • Big car to manoeuvre
    • Firm standard suspension
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  • Porsche Panamera (2016 onwards) Review

    Porsche's most luxurious model is still mighty fast

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £68,753 - £146,615

    PROS

    • Very fast, luxury travel
    • High-tech, comfortable cabin
    • Cutting-edge driving technology
    • Refined but exciting to drive

    CONS

    • More space in conventional saloons
    • Budget extra to buy options
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  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (2016 onwards) Review

    Luxurious, practical executive car brimming with clever tech

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £35,205 - £106,780

    PROS

    • Class-leading 2.0 diesel engine
    • Incredible comfort and noise isolation
    • Stunning interior design and finish
    • Genuine five-seat accommodation
    • Futuristic safety and convenience tech

    CONS

    • Some rivals are more fun to drive
    • No entry-level petrol
    • Looks like cheaper C-Class
    • Desirable equipment costs extra
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  • Maserati Quattroporte (2016 onwards) Review

    Luxury Italian saloon offers something a bit different

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £70,825 - £116,795

    PROS

    • Immense presence
    • Air of exclusivity
    • Sporty driving experience
    • Petrol engines’ aural drama

    CONS

    • Lacks cutting-edge technology
    • Pre-facelift interiors feel cheap
    • Un-limousine-like ride
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  • Kia Optima (2016 onwards) Review

    Revamped range takes aim at fleet drivers, with even a plug-in hybrid

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    New price: £21,635 - £33,995

    PROS

    • Lots of kit as standard
    • Keen pricing
    • Impressive ride quality
    • Excellent track record for reliability
    • Long warranty

    CONS

    • Not exciting to drive
    • Bland interior
    • Limited engine choice
    • Boot smaller than rivals
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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia (2016 onwards) Review

    Italian flair for the company car park

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £29,875 - £61,595

    PROS

    • Looks stunning
    • Efficient diesel engines
    • Excellent ride and handling
    • Scorching hot Quadrifoglio model

    CONS

    • Cabin materials lack rivals’ quality
    • Multimedia system not the best
    • Ride could be on the firm side in the UK
    • More time needed to judge fast version
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