Cars of the Year face-off

VW Golf R-Line (right) is clear winner on refinement; Mazda3 SP25 wins for sporting character with a firmer ride while its steering has more substance. Pictures by Ted Baghurst
VW Golf R-Line (right) is clear winner on refinement; Mazda3 SP25 wins for sporting character with a firmer ride while its steering has more substance. Pictures by Ted Baghurst