Nick Rufford

Into the valley of death in a Mazda6


On the trail of the Gold Rush pioneers, Nick Rufford tries to keep his cool in the high heat of the California desert
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Review

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace review


It's a strange thing that as the size of the average family has shrunk in Britain, the size of family cars has grown. In 1964 an archetypal...
2018 Jaguar I-Pace review

2018 Jaguar i-Pace review


Until now, if you wanted an electric car in which you could travel a reasonable distance between charging stops with decent levels of comfort and
2018 VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid power cable and charge point

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid review


The diesel cheating scandal has so far cost Volkswagen £18bn, and the bill could be three times that by the time all fines and compensation are p
2018 Ford Mustang facelift review by Nick Rufford for The Sunday Times Driving

First Drive review: 2018 Ford Mustang GT


Time to put on a Steve McQueen turtleneck and get ready to press the throttle to the floor mat.
Super investments? Audi R8 V10 vs Jaguar F-Type SVR vs Porsche 911 GTS group test review

Audi R8 V10 vs Jaguar F-Type SVR & Porsche 911 GTS


HAS THERE ever been a better time to have a mid-life crisis? Traditionally, the car to help you reclaim your youth after years of hard-slog was..
2018 Range Rover P400e PHEV review

2018 Range Rover P400e PHEV review


The Range Rover is the forerunner of the modern generation of SUVs. Launched in 1970, it was aimed at gentleman farmers who wanted to carry.
2017 Range Rover Velar review

First Drive review: Range Rover Velar


It’s not every car you test by driving it to the top of a Norwegian mountain, but the Velar is not every car. It’s a brand new Range Rover...
Extended test 2017: Nick Rufford, Honda CR-V

Extended test: 2017 Honda CR-V


The Honda CR-V is a popular sight on British roads, slowly but surely adding to the number of SUVs filling car parks at schools, supermarkets and
2017 Mazda CX-5 (2-litre petrol) review

Mazda CX-5 (2017) review


The news is bad for owners of diesels, but you wouldn’t think so from the number of such cars in showrooms
First Drive review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery

First Drive review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery


Think of a Land Rover and you’ll probably conjure up an image of a farmer taking bales to the top field or a coastguard pulling a boat across...
First Drive review: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R

First Drive review: 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R


It’s a well-known fact, at least to motor company bosses, that luxury sports cars are desired by adolescents but bought by the middle-aged...
Extended test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h

Extended test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h


Living in London and having two children who like nothing more than to escape to the Royal Parks and spin the pedals of their bicycles like a hamsters...