James Mills

Extended Test: 2019 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription


James Mills is putting the new Volvo V60 through its paces in a long-term test. Can it match SUVs for practicality, and is petrol the best fuel?
2019 Mazda 3 Mazda3 hatchback car review road test by James Mills for Sunday Times driving.co.uk

2019 Mazda 3 review


The all-new Mazda3 arrives to take on a bewildering array of family hatchbacks, with slick styling, a smart interior and clever engines.
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Extended Test: Skoda Kodiaq Sportline 2.0 TDI 4x4


Skoda has been around since 1895 but truth be told most drivers, at least those in Britain, have only started to take notice of the Czech car
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt review

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt review


The Ford Mustang Bullitt is a large, heavy thing and not quite as polished as other sports cars. But importantly, it feels fun at any speed.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser review

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser review


The traditional 4x4 has been rather rudely elbowed aside by the modern SUV. Look around and the roads are a sea of high-riding, smooth-looking SU
Skoda Karoq diesel 4x4 review

Skoda Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4 review (2018-on)


The idea of never growing up can seem appealing when you’re young and have your head buried in J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. But the reality is we...
SUV buying guide: hybrid Lexus NX300h vs petrol Volvo XC40 T5 vs diesel BMW X1 25d

SUV Triple Test: Hybrid vs petrol vs diesel


Drivers have fallen under the spell of the SUV. They are the Amazon and Netflix of our times, offering motorists everything they want...
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Extended test: 2017 Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring


Does the Auris Hybrid Touring Sports make a good family car? James Mills asks his family if it gets their vote
Porsche 718 Cayman GTS review (2018-on)

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS review (2018-on)


The banana-yellow Cayman GTS arrived the day after I returned from driving the Porsche's newest rival, the Alpine A110.
First Drive Review: 2018 Audi RS4

First Drive Review: 2018 Audi RS4


Picture an estate agent mid mid-life crisis. We shall call him Giles, for that is his name. He used to commute to London by Porsche 911, because
First Drive Review: 2018 Alpine A110

First Drive Review: 2018 Alpine A110


THE Frenchman pulls up at the roadworks behind us, jumps out of his car and dances a little jig around the Alpine, putting both thumbs in the air
Hot hatch battle: Focus RS vs Civic Type R vs M140i vs RS 3 vs Golf R vs AMG A45

Hot hatch showdown: six new models do battle


How hot do you like your hot hatchback? Fast and furious or brisk and civilised? And what should it look like? Would you prefer it to be as discr
Nissan Qashqai review (2017 on)

Nissan Qashqai review (2017 on)


Nissan pioneered the Qashqai 10 years ago, reasoning that people were tired of the dreary saloons and hatchbacks that were popular in the '90s...