Hatchback car reviews

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  • Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Polo pushes the boundaries with added colour and space

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Sharp looks and super-modern interior
    • Impressive array of on-board technology
    • Efficient engine range, plus powerful GTI
    • Strong image
    • Spacious for a supermini

    CONS

    • The fanciest equipment is optional
    • Refinement occasionally lets it down
    • Variable ride comfort
    • Not especially fun to drive
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  • Suzuki Ignis SUV (2017 onwards) Review

    Cheerful micro-SUV offers low-cost city motoring

    Parkers rating: 3.1 out of 5 3.1
    New price: £10,499 - £14,489

    PROS

    • Cheap to buy and run
    • Seating for four adults
    • Should be reliable
    • Lots of customisation
    • Great in the city

    CONS

    • Some poor-quality finishing
    • Safety kit lacking
    • Comfort is version-dependent
    • Uninspiring to drive
    • Struggles on motorways
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  • Hyundai i30 Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Safe, grown-up, low-cost family hatchback

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £16,995 - £24,885

    PROS

    • Low running costs
    • Lots of safety kit
    • Impressive petrol engines
    • Quiet, refined cabin
    • Improved infotainment

    CONS

    • Some rivals more entertaining
    • Rear seats don’t fold flat
    • Dull design 
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  • Honda Civic Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Civic raises its game, but loses some of the old car’s character

    Parkers rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
    New price: £18,375 - £32,995

    PROS

    • Strong turbocharged engines
    • Better handling and ride
    • More room inside
    • Eye-catching appearance

    CONS

    • Lower and harder to get into
    • Styling not to everyone’s tastes
    • Diesel engines arrive in March 2018
    • Claustrophobic rear seats
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  • Citroën C3 (2017 onwards) Review

    French Fiesta fighter is a quirkily appealing alternative

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £11,395 - £17,885

    PROS

    • Quirky, attractive styling
    • Personalisation options
    • Very comfortable interior
    • Impressive ride
    • Lots of safety kit

    CONS

    • Looks won’t suit everyone
    • Jerky auto gearbox
    • No autonomous braking available
    • Not the sharpest drive
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  • Kia Picanto Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Kia’s smallest car turns on the style and is packed with kit.

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £9,450 - £13,950

    PROS

    • Stylish yet practical body style
    • Well-equipped, well-made interior
    • Plenty of trims to choose from
    • Easy to drive
    • Big boot for its size

    CONS

    • Engines need working hard
    • Styling may be fussy for some
    • Slightly higher running costs than rivals
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  • Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport (2017 onwards) Review

    Grown-up looks and more interior space than ever

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £17,185 - £28,410

    PROS

    • Low prices and running costs
    • Lots of tech as standard
    • A fine, relaxed, motorway cruiser
    • Excellent ride quality on standard wheels

    CONS

    • Unadventurous styling, smaller boot than before
    • Good to drive, but no better than the opposition
    • No hybrids yet
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  • Renault Megane Hatchback (2016 onwards) Review

    Stand-out styling for tech-fest French hatch

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £17,790 - £27,990

    PROS

    • Great styling, loads of tech
    • Excellent diesel engine lineup
    • Comfortable and engaging drive

    CONS

    • Interior feels spec-sensitive
    • Some cheaper materials used
    • No faster manual version – yet
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  • Infiniti QX30 SUV (2016 onwards) Review

    Stands out for many reasons, not all of them good

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £30,195 - £34,225

    PROS

    • Unique styling
    • Simple engine line up
    • Well equipped
    • Easy to navigate trim levels

    CONS

    • Ride could be better
    • Cramped inside
    • Lacklustre handling
    • Confusing bodystyle
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