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Hatchback car reviews

Looking for a new hatchback car? Search through our thousands of car reviews to find out which hatchback would suit you best. 

Browse through our hatchback reviews and find out why a hatchback is many different things all in one car. You can buy a fast hatchback that’s still really practical as a family car, and a hot hatchback is great fun to drive. 

Whether you want a hatchback manual or hatchback automatic car, we have loads of hot hatches and hatchback cars reviewed by our experts to help you make the right decision over which car to buy. 

Read our hatchback reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners' reviews.

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  • Polestar 2 Fastback (2020 onwards) Review

    Electric five-door coupe hints at next Volvo V40

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

    PROS

    • Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 with hatchback practicality
    • Two electric motors produce 408hp
    • Claimed 310-mile range; priced from £34k

    CONS

    • Early models will cost significantly more
    • No details yet of recharging times
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  • Skoda Scala Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Prototype drive proves promising for Rapid’s replacement

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

    PROS

    • Hugely practical and family-friendly
    • Impressive levels of tech and kit
    • Comfortable front seats

    CONS

    • We’ve yet to drive the production version
    • It’ll be more expensive than Rapid Spaceback
    • Rivals are very many, excellent and varied
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  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Sleek five-door hatchback handles well but isn’t the most practical family car

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Engaging handling
    • Gorgeous looks
    • Well-built interior

    CONS

    • Lacklustre engines (for now)
    • Cramped rear seats
    • Large blind spots
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  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Return to a traditional name for the radical Auris replacement

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £21,300 - £30,480

    PROS

    • Promises to be as reliable as ever
    • Big improvement over Auris range
    • Two hybrid powertrains available
    • Competitively low emissions
    • Generous levels of kit as standard

    CONS

    • Traditional name might be a hard sell to younger buyers
    • Touchscreen media system lags behind rivals
    • Composed drive doesn’t offer much fun
    • Boot is smaller on larger 2.0-litre
    • High monthly payments, even with 0% APR
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  • Nissan Leaf Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    The go-to electric hatchback just got a whole lot better

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £30,190 - £33,390

    PROS

    • Easy to drive, silent and refined
    • Intuitive and east-to-use E-Pedal set-up
    • Boot larger than it was, and bigger than many hybrid rivals

    CONS

    • Strange driving position and lack of enthusiast appeal
    • Longer range, but still shorter than a tank of petrol
    • Unable to perform multiple rapid recharges on 40kW 
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  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Impressive optional in-car tech, but prioritises style over substance

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £23,075 - £39,475

    PROS

    • Striking interior design
    • Lots of advanced tech available
    • Effective voice controls
    • Impressive petrol economy
    • Refined and punchy diesel engines

    CONS

    • Pricey PCP finance costs
    • Some cabin quality concerns
    • Coarse A 200 petrol engine
    • AMG Line models could ride more smoothly
    • Some practicality and visibility issues
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  • Kia Ceed Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Kia's hatch is highly commendable, if not quite class best

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £18,295 - £27,185

    PROS

    • Well-equipped across range
    • Smart looks inside and out
    • Lots of space inside
    • Seven-year warranty
    • Enjoyable Ceed GT warm hatch

    CONS

    • Small engine range from launch
    • Firmer ride than before
    • Lack of rear seat storage
    • Limited personalisation
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  • Ford Ka Plus Active (2018 onwards) Review

    Second of Ford's Active family, but strictly on-road only

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £13,445 - £15,045

    PROS

    • Toughened-up SUV appearance
    • Efficient petrol and diesel engines
    • Comprehensively equipped for the price

    CONS

    • No four-wheel drive option
    • Lacks any real advantage over a Ka+
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  • Citroën C4 Cactus Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Comfortable and easy to live with, but too flawed for most drivers

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £18,815 - £23,330

    PROS

    • Light, efficient and distinctively styled
    • Useful levels of practicality
    • More comfortable than old Cactus
    • Good value for money

    CONS

    • It's lost some of its character
    • Handling takes some getting used to
    • Over-reliance on touchscreen
    • Lacks rugged build quality of some rivals
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  • Audi A1 Sportback (2018 onwards) Review

    Smart, high-tech hatch is desirable but not exciting

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £17,700 - £28,845

    PROS

    • More spacious than previous generation
    • Comfortable, nicely equipped cabin
    • Good fuel economy
    • Attractive personalisation options
    • Strong resale values

    CONS

    • 2.0-litre model underwhelming
    • Pricier than rivals, steep PCP finance
    • No diesels available
    • Some cheap interior plastics
    • Looks more conventional than before
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