Are you thinking of buying a new car?

Looking for independent, honest Irish car reviews?

In this area of the website you will find new car reviews of all the latest models arriving in Ireland! We have over 300 top car reviews for you to browse. Read expert car reviews from all brands spanning small cars, city cars, electric cars, hybrids, family cars, hatchbacks, saloons, hot hatchbacks, luxury cars, sports cars and SUVs. You will also find car comparisons where we compare two similar models to find out which is better.

We also report from new car launches in Ireland and Europe. These first drive reviews give our first impressions of new cars before they reach Ireland. They are an opportunity for you to find out more information before the car arrives in Ireland.

All the reviews on Changing Lanes are written by Caroline Kidd, our founder and editor. Over her career, Caroline has driven hundreds of cars in Ireland and Europe and she is a jury member for the annual Irish Car of the Year awards. Each car that arrives in the Changing Lanes garage is rigourously tested across many test kilometres in Ireland on a variety of roads – town, country and motorway – to bring you the most thorough, rounded review.

In our definitive reviews you will find out what these cars are like to live with in Ireland. How does the car cope with Irish roads? Is it practical? Is it efficient? We answer all these questions and include our average fuel consumption over a week of driving.

Our car reviews are divided into categories, which you can access from the menu. This will help you navigate to what you really want to read. Enjoy!