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Articles by Helen Frost

Helen Frost

Contributing Journalist

Helen Frost joined the CarsGuide team in early 2022 as a Family Review. She reviews the latest family cars in written and video formats.

The MG ZST range arrived on our shores a little over a year ago, since then I have been seeing quite a few of them pop up across the neighbourhood and it is easy to see why. For the price point, the MG ZST is comfortable to drive and handles the suburbs relatively easily, but its real standout area...Read more
If you're looking for a car that stands out, the Peugeot 2008 GT certainly ticks that box with its claw-like front and rear lights and aggressive looking front grille. What's impressive is that the car still has a stylish edge to it with just enough black gloss detailing and a striking diamond...Read more
You don’t see many unattractive Volkswagens - I think they’re a nice looking bunch, and the refreshed T-Roc is no exception. The new and improved model is a great drive, it's a lot of fun and packed full of features, but it does come with a hefty price tag. The VW T-Roc 140TSI R-Line is in the...Read more
A lot of people upgrade to an SUV when they start a family, but it's worth considering a hatch like the Kia Cerato S. It competes with the Hyundai i30, Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla, but it's pretty spacious inside for its class and the ownership options are a stand out. This is the cheapest...Read more
It hasn't been around long, but the Kia Stonic has made quite a splash in the busy light SUV market, for good reason. It's an easy drive, looks sporty and for the price it's a pretty comfortable family vehicle and fair value-for-money, with enough boot space to look after a little tribe. The Stonic...Read more
Like it's namesake, the Ford Puma doesn't sit well in a pack, it has more of an individual style - and looks like you could animate it for the next Cars movie, but in a good way. It sits in the compact SUV space and competes with the Mazda CX-3, the Hyundai Kona and the Toyota C-HR. The boot is one...Read more
The Kodiaq seven-seater SUV is a stand-out for Skoda, the top-of-the-line RS comes with every bell and whistle included. The huge panoramic glass sunroof makes it feel even roomier inside and the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine gives the car a great drive and smooth acceleration. It also has 20-inch...Read more
If you’re looking for an affordable family car, the Mitsubishi ASX is one of the most popular available and for good reason. It has a fairly large boot for a smaller SUV, plus it's a nice drive and fairly fuel efficient. I drove the GSR model, which is the sportier-looking version of the ASX , and...Read more
The Skoda Kamiq Signature isn't just nice to look at, it's a comfortable drive and for a family car it ticks quite a few more boxes, including ones you may not expect. Inside it is deceptively roomy, even in the back, it comes with leather-appointed seats, a whole range of tech, and a hidden...Read more
The Volkswagen T-Cross is a light SUV built on the Polo base. It has a funkier style, feels more spacious and gives you a higher vantage point than the popular Polo. I spent a week driving my family and friends around the city and the suburbs to get a feel for how the T-Cross drives and how much...Read more
The Mazda CX-3 is a favourite in its category and for good reason, but does it still stack up against its rivals? From the outside, there’s no mistaking it’s a Mazda and the CX-3 has a sportier edge than the 2 and is definitely more fun than the 3. The Mazda CX-3 competes with a range of cars...Read more