The BEST episodes of Fifth Gear

Every episode of Fifth Gear ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Fifth Gear!

The hosts have motorsport backgrounds and take you under the hoods of the latest speedsters and conduct tests and stunts to see what different cars are capable of.

Last Updated: 11/19/2022Network:Quest
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Episode 10
star
10.00
2 votes

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/10/2002

We explore how cannabis can effect your driving, Tom Ford test the diesel Polo vs Fiesta vs Ibiza, Vicki and Tiff try their hand at Radicals Racing.

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Episode 1
star
10.00
28 votes

#2 - Episode 1

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/8/2009

Stuntman Steve Truglia tries to beat a world record by driving round the biggest loop-the-loop ever constructed. Retired Formula One competitor David Coulthard competes against Tiff Needell in an extreme van-driving challenge and Tim Shaw discovers whether buying an old banger results in cheap motoring. Tom Ford examines the Citroen C3 Picasso's suitability for a modern family man and Jonny Smith takes the Audi R8 V10 out on Spanish roads.

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Episode 2
star
9.00
28 votes

#3 - Episode 2

Season 15 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/12/2009

Olympic swimmer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mark Foster tests a supercharged Vauxhall VXR8, Jonny Smith watches classic vehicles being raced at the Firecracker Banger meet, and Tim Shaw retakes his driving test in a Nissan Micra. Plus, Vicki Butler-Henderson assesses the Smart MHD city car, Jason Plato compares two Renaults, and Tiff Needell examines the new Porsche 911.

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Episode 1
star
9.00
28 votes

#4 - Episode 1

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/5/2009

New series. World champion boxer Joe Calzaghe and his glamour model girlfriend Jo-Emma Larvin take part in an off-road challenge with Tiff Needell, Johnny Smith examines the Volkswagen Golf Mk6, and Vicki Butler-Henderson takes the new Ferrari California for a test-drive in Italy. Plus, Tom Ford reviews the safety of a popular family vehicle and Tim Shaw assesses the effectiveness of automated car washes.

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Motorway Truck Side-Swipe
star
9.00
1 votes

#5 - Motorway Truck Side-Swipe

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/17/2003

Episode 9
star
8.87
30 votes

#6 - Episode 9

Season 24 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/21/2014

In a special rally-based show, Jason and Tiff are schooled to be rally drivers and co-drivers by Colin McRae’s right-hand man Nicky Grist and former British champion Mark Higgins.

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Episode 6
star
8.77
31 votes

#7 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/13/2002

Tiff Needell test drives a MG-FT. Quentin Wilson Talks about how different people try to get away from speeding tickets caught by speed cameras. Adrian Simpson test drives a modern remake of Triumph TR5. Vicki Butler-Henderson races around in the "Lo Cost" racing series, Finished 14th. Tom Ford test drives VW Polo, Seat Ibiza, and the Ford Fiesta.

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Bullet Proof Cars
star
8.67
3 votes

#8 - Bullet Proof Cars

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/2003

Episode 8
star
8.43
58 votes

#9 - Episode 8

Season 24 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/14/2014

Tiff and Jason take the new vs old Golf challenge, there’s a drag race between the Mercedes E55 AMG and the Mercedes E250 CDI, and the Audi Quattro is pitted against the Audi A5. Jonny drives Bentley's fastest ever car while Vicky tries Renault's latest Clio Cup Race car.

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Episode 7
star
8.16
31 votes

#10 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/20/2002

Arian Simpson test drives Vauxhall Vectra. Tiff Needell helps Liz a new mini owner how to race a mini in the "John Copper" Racing Series finished 14th. Quentin Wilson test drives a Mercedes-Benz 500SL and a Jaguar XK8. Tiff Needell Talks to Tom Chilton about being the youngest person to win the British Touring Car Championship.

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Episode 6
star
8.11
71 votes

#11 - Episode 6

Season 24 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/31/2014

Tiff aims for victory as he races in the European version of the thundering American race series NASCAR. Plus, Vicky reveals the technologically stunning Rolls Royce Wraith, and Jonny is super car spotting in Central London.

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Episode 8
star
8.03
29 votes

#12 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/27/2002

Arian Simpson test drives Renault Vel Satis. Quentin Wilson test drives a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) powered car. Vicki Butler-Henderson test drives an Audi A4. Quentin Wilson test drives a Ford KA. Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson race i a radical racing series, Finish 9th.

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Episode 8
star
8.00
1 votes

#13 - Episode 8

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/18/2007

Jason tests the recently facelifted Jaguar XJR by dressing up for the part of a common Jaguar owner. Dom Joly, creator of Trigger Happy TV, rents a tank for the day to drive around his home village. Vicki drives the new Vauxhall VXR8 to the limit Tom and Jonny take two Reliant Robins and modify them to their liking for racing against each other. Tiff finds out which is quicker around Castle Combe, the street legal Porsche 911 GT3 RS or the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car.

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Episode 6
star
8.00
1 votes

#14 - Episode 6

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/25/2008

Volkswagen camper van comparison: Tom and Jonny test the retro Danbury Rio against the modern Volkswagen California. Jason on the track in the new Nissan GT-R. Tom finds out what happens when a 5 star crash rating car crashes into a tree. Tiff in Audi’s most powerful production car, the Audi RS6 Avant, a station wagon. Shootout: Mini One versus Fiat 500.

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Episode 4
star
8.00
1 votes

#15 - Episode 4

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2007

Vicki finds out if a police driver is as fast as a racing driver by spending a day with a police trainer. Jason takes Sarah Beeny out in a Volvo Globetrotter semi-truck and challenges her to a maneuverability trial. Tiff goes powersliding in the brand new BMW M3. Jonny finds out if some of Britain’s cheapest cars can make it to the top of Britain’s steepest road when fully loaded. Tom gets his hands on the keys to a Phantom Drophead Coupe and offers the car’s services out on a local radio station to good causes.

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Episode 6
star
8.00
1 votes

#16 - Episode 6

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/8/2007

Vicki takes Sally Boazman, Radio 2’s traffic announcer, out for a day at Bentley’s chauffeur school. Jonny celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Deuce Coupe, the chopped and tuned versions of the 1932 Ford Model B. Fifth Gear crashes the annual gathering of fast cars trying to beat the 0-60 MPH record to see if anyone can beat the current record of 3.07 seconds. Tiff and Jason put the BMW Z4 and Nissan 350Z head to head on the track. Jonny test the new Mini Clubman in Madrid Tom drives an insane Smart Car monster truck which uses Unimog parts.

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The Ultimate Supercar
star
8.00
1 votes

#17 - The Ultimate Supercar

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/18/2004

Tiff reviews the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and drives it on the test track. Jason Plato drives the new Ford Focus. Vicki examines how private enforcement companies are issuing parking tickets in Britain.

The Jensen Button Racing Challenge
star
8.00
1 votes

#18 - The Jensen Button Racing Challenge

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/11/2004

Tiff finds out which is fastest - a car, a motorcycle, or a boat. Jason Plato reviews the new BMW 1 Series. Vicki talks about why she loves the Ford Capri and why it’s such a good car.

Episode 1
star
8.00
30 votes

#19 - Episode 1

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/21/2008

Tom heads to an auction of Bernie Ecclestone’s private car collection. Jonny takes a Citroën C-Crosser and a Citroën 2CV to a field to see how the two fair offroad. Jason takes Mercedes-Benz CLK 53 AMG Black Series to Silverstone. Tiff teaches TV chef Heston Blumenthal how to powerslide his BMW M5. Shootout: Vicki puts the Lotus Exige S against the Caterham CSR at Anglesey.

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Episode 3
star
8.00
1 votes

#20 - Episode 3

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/4/2008

Tom and Jonny enter a 100 year old gruelling 24 hour off-road driving event called the Exeter Trial in an old Volkswagen Beetle. Tiff tests the all-new Audi A3 Cabriolet to see if it can change his opinion of convertibles. Children under the age of 3 can travel in the back of a taxi with no child seat, so Fifth Gear crashes a taxi to find out just how unsafe this practice really is. The new Maserati GranTurismo is coming to the UK, so Jason takes it out for a spin. Shootout: an eighteen year old Lotus Carlton versus it’s modern day equivalent, the Vauxhall VXR8.

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Episode 2
star
8.00
3 votes

#21 - Episode 2

Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/18/2008

Tim investigates why it can cost up to £200 just to change a headlight bulb on a Renault Mégane. Vicki spends a day with Lewis Hamilton at the Brooklands Motoring Festival. Jonny sees what kinda car you can get if you swore off drinking alcohol for 3 years and saved the money instead. Jason goes powersliding in the new Porsche 911 GT2. Tom drives the new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, crash tests a second-hand convertible in a rollover crash. Shootout: Tiff puts the latest Mazda RX-8 against the Nissan 350Z.

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Episode 7
star
8.00
1 votes

#22 - Episode 7

Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/22/2008

Jonny updates a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 to more modern standards. Tim compares how different prices tires affect stopping distances. Tom drives the new Mk7 Ford Fiesta. Simon Pavey puts Tiff and Vicki through a series offroad motorcycle challenges. Jonny helps Light Welterweight boxer Ricky Hatton restore his Reliant Robin van used in the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses.

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Episode 6
star
8.00
2 votes

#23 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2002

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Best Cars of the 80s
star
8.00
1 votes

#24 - Best Cars of the 80s

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2003

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Episode 2
star
8.00
1 votes

#25 - Episode 2

Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2009

Tiff Needell teams up with former racing driver Stirling Moss to test the Ferrari 599 HGTE and Jonny Smith heads to Spain to discover whether the locals prefer the Audi A5 Cabriolet to the rival BMW 3 Series convertible. Jason Plato helps Olympic rowing gold medallist Matthew Pinsent find a sports car that accommodates his 6ft 5in frame, Tom Ford and Tiff Needell compete in the Ilkley Trial in West Yorkshire, and Tim Shaw investigates the accuracy of the combined economy cycle.

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