Hatchback car reviews

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  • Dacia Sandero Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    Cheapest car in Britain loses the low-rent atmosphere

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £7,995 - £13,445

    PROS

    • Sensibly-sized for a family, yet small enough for cities
    • Robust interior has some charm, too
    • Unusual dual-fuel option is very appealing

    CONS

    • Access model is slow and basic
    • Can be undercut by more prestigious rivals on PCP
    • Inevitably low Euro NCAP score
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  • Citroën C4 Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    A distinct and interesting family car – with superlative ride comfort

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £21,310 - £28,550

    PROS

    • Excellent long-distance cruiser
    • Eager and efficient engines
    • Spacious, minimalist interior

    CONS

    • Go elsewhere if you want sportiness
    • No hybrid models available
    • Divisive styling won't universally appeal
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  • Citroën e-C4 Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    Supremely refined family hatch is comfortable and stands out from the crowd

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £33,395 - £34,995

    PROS

    • Refined drive with excellent comfort
    • Striking styling means it stands out
    • Ample interior room and luggage space

    CONS

    • Disappointing battery range
    • If you want a sporty car, look elsewhere
    • Doesn't feel as nippy as its rivals
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  • Hyundai i20 N (2021 onwards) Review

    Fiery hot hatch for people who love driving

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £24,995 - £24,995

    PROS

    • Quick acceleration
    • Responsive steering
    • Slick gearchange

    CONS

    • Interior design and quality is patchy
    • Sporty suspension means stiff ride
    • More expensive than Ford Fiesta ST
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  • Volkswagen Golf GTE (2021 onwards) Review

    A practical and posh plug-in hot hatchback

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £36,700 - £36,700

    PROS

    • Usable electric range
    • Genuinely quick
    • Practical hatchback body
    • Cheap as a company car

    CONS

    • Infuriating infotainment
    • Too heavy to be very fun
    • Mechanically similar siblings are cheaper
    • Doesn’t feel as premium as previous model
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  • Cupra Born Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    Spanish version of the Volkswagen ID.3 majors on sportiness

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Cupra Born EV first details
    • Up to a claimed 335-mile range
    • Based on VW ID.3, sharp new styling

    CONS

    • Brakes lack feel and don't inspire confidence
    • Less powerful models don't feel that special
    • Difficult to justify over the ID.3
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  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    All-new Astra gets plug-in hybrid and is bristling with tech

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Powered by excellent Peugeot engines
    • Interior quality looks very impressive
    • Plug-in versions available from launch

    CONS

    • Electric version won't be here until 2023
    • Just one diesel power unit available
    • Not the roomiest car in its class
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  • Dacia Sandero Stepway (2021 onwards) Review

    Brilliant value for money, much improved over old model

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £11,735 - £15,745

    PROS

    • Fantastic value for money
    • Spacious interior
    • Good to drive, comfortable low-speed ride

    CONS

    • Price premium over standard Sandero
    • Lacks refinement on the motorway
    • Not much considering the price
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  • Peugeot 308 Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    Smooth new 308 challenges the class-leading hatchbacks

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £21,585 - £38,745

    PROS

    • Smooth and punchy hybrid engines
    • Keen handling and excellent steering
    • Upscale interior is comfortable and well-trimmed

    CONS

    • Limited model range from launch
    • Prices have risen over outgoing model
    • Electric model not coming until 2023
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  • Cupra Leon Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Reborn fast Leon shines in 300hp form

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £32,005 - £37,235

    PROS

    • Buy the 300hp 2.0 TSI for the most thrills
    • Handling and steering feel are excellent
    • The eHybrid model is quick and tax-efficient

    CONS

    • Faces tough opposition from rivals
    • The eHybrid is not exciting to drive
    • No manual gearbox option
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