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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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  • 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
    • Golf-sized outside, Passat-like inside

    CONS

    • Pricey 1st Edition models to begin with
    • Still not clear what the finished version looks like
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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: £21,305 - £30,485

    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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  • 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: £18,415 - £23,145

    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 mode
    • Slightly unsettled low-speed ride
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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: £20,425 - £27,525

    PROS

    • Engaging handling
    • Gorgeous looks
    • Well-built interior

    CONS

    • Lacklustre engines (for now)
    • Cramped rear seats
    • Large blind spots
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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: £17,735 - £28,880

    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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  • 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: £18,820 - £23,335

    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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  • 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: £18,600 - £27,490

    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 Focus Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Very little to fault it on – a huge step from its already impressive predecessor

    Parkers rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
    New price: £18,305 - £29,655

    PROS

    • Broad range of strong engines
    • Fun to drive with great handling
    • Suite of driver assistance tech
    • Spacious interior and big boot

    CONS

    • Adaptive dampers don’t add anything
    • No hybrid or electric version available
    • Automatic gearbox can be indecisive
    • Cabin storage could be better
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  • Ford Fiesta ST (2018 onwards) Review

    Our Car of the Year, and the best hot hatch on sale

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £20,700 - £23,825

    PROS

    • Fabulous steering and dynamics
    • Rorty performance, great soundtrack
    • More power than similarly priced rivals

    CONS

    • Looks a little tame for a hot hatch
    • Finance options not great on entry-level model
    • Ride quality is extremely firm
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