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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

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BMW 3-Series Saloon (12-19)

4.4 out of 5 4.4

For six generations the BMW 3 Series Saloon has dominated the compact executive car market, and in this review we cover the 2012-2018 version of this extremely popular fleet and family car. Full review, all the latest news and pictures of the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series Saloon, including all-new 330e model Find BMW 3 Series cars for sale on... read more

PROS

  • Engaging handling regardless of engine
  • Comfort isn’t spared for agility
  • Generous equipment levels
  • Performance/efficiency balance

CONS

  • Interior doesn’t feel as premium as some rivals
  • Ride can be unsettled without adaptive dampers
  • Cabin isn’t the roomiest in this segment
  • Wide range of expensive options

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon

4.1 out of 5 4.1

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon has been on sale since 2014, and for 2018, it received a facelift, with its maker saying that 6,500 components have been changed or modified in the process. Not that you’d think it by looking at it – this has been a very conservative update with the main visual differences being limited to paint colour and... read more

PROS

  • Comfortable and upmarket cabin
  • Smooth engines
  • Great auto gearbox
  • Very comfortable

CONS

  • Standard manual gearbox
  • Options can hike the price
  • Steering lacking feel
  • Servicing costs high

Jaguar XE

4 out of 5 4.0

When the Jaguar XE arrived in 2015, the most British of car manufacturers must have breathed a sigh of relief. After standing back, watching the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class clean up and sell in their bucketloads, this new and driver-focused entry-level saloon looked set to cash-in on an expanding market. Except... read more

PROS

  • Entertaining handling and great steering
  • Sharp looks on higher-spec versions
  • Diesel efficiency is highly impressive

CONS

  • Lacks rear-seat room
  • Limited range of engines
  • No hybrid or PHEV versions

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