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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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Hatchback car reviews

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  • MINI Electric Hatch Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Fully-charged MINI ideal for urban driving

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

    PROS

    • Same dimensions and bootspace as petrol car
    • Performance close to Cooper S
    • Low centre of gravity for agile handling

    CONS

    • Lower range than larger electric cars
    • Is a 124-mile EV range enough?
    • Steering wheel mounted dials have gone
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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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  • Volkswagen ID.3 Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    First purpose-built electric VW looks promising

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

    PROS

    • Up to 342-mile electric range
    • Standard fast-charging makes life easier
    • Golf-sized outside, Passat-sized inside

    CONS

    • Pricier 1st edition models only to begin with
    • Styling isn't particularly adventurous
    • First deliveries not until mid-2020
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  • Honda e Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Super-cool electric city car gives Renault Zoe something to think about

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

    PROS

    • Cute and chic design
    • Well-built and clever interior
    • Easy to park and drive in town

    CONS

    • More expensive than the Renault Zoe
    • And a more limited battery range 
    • Expect limited supplies at launch
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  • Vauxhall Corsa-e Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    An all-new Corsa with an all-new powertrain shows promise

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £29,990 - £33,310

    PROS

    • Vauxhall's first pure electric vehicle
    • Engaging handling from an all-new platform
    • Impresive performance and range

    CONS

    • You can't buy it yet
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  • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    All-new supermini looks to be a real step-change from the old model

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

    PROS

    • Stylish new design
    • Early driving impressions are good
    • Petrol, diesel and electric powertrains

     

    CONS

    • New Peugeot 208 looks more desirable
    • No word of a VXR model yet
    • Too much PSA, not enough Vauxhall?
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  • BMW 1-Series Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Baby BMW doesn’t disappoint

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £24,430 - £36,430

    PROS

    • Superb refinement
    • Improved practicality
    • Loads of gadgets
    • Strong performance

    CONS

    • Tight rear-seat passenger space
    • Disappointing digital dashboard
    • M135i xDrive should be more exciting
    • M Sport adds little standard equipment
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  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Sleek five-door handles fabulously, but isn’t the most practical family car

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £20,595 - £27,735

    PROS

    • Engaging handling
    • Gorgeous looks
    • Well-built interior

    CONS

    • Lacklustre petrol engine 
    • Cramped rear seats
    • Large blind spots
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  • Skoda Scala Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Another capable addition to the family hatchback class

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £16,595 - £23,315

    PROS

    • Superb practicality
    • Plenty of safety kit on offer
    • Refined three-cylinder petrol engines
    • Swish new cabin

    CONS

    • Not that fun to drive
    • Front of the cabin feels narrower than some rivals
    • No alarm or lumbar support on base-spec models
    • Slightly unsettled low-speed ride
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  • Mercedes-AMG A 45 Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    The world's most powerful four-cylinder production car

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Plenty of grip on offer
    • Explosive performance from 2.0-litre engine
    • All-weather usability
    • Hard to keep up with on the road

    CONS

    • Won't sound as exciting as rivals
    • Infotainment system not that intuitive
    • Ride will be firm compared with rivals
    • Hard to differentiate from A 35
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