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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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  • 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: £27,290 - £32,890

    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

    • It’s not a driver’s car, thanks to lifeless steering
    • Longer range, but still shorter than a tank of petrol
    • No SUV version available yet – you need to wait until 2020
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  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    A worthy baby Benz

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £25,635 - £33,630

    PROS

    • Stunning interior
    • Packed with (genuinely useful) tech
    • Comfortable cruiser
    • Good automatic gearbox

    CONS

    • Could be more fun to drive
    • Lack of engine choices from launch
    • Climate control not standard
    • No manual option from launch
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  • Ford Fiesta Active (2018 onwards) Review

    Fiesta gets chunkier and funkier off-road look

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £17,775 - £22,025

    PROS

    • It’s a Fiesta underneath
    • Comfy seats and quiet cabin
    • Relatively cheap to run
    • Excellent Ecoboost engines

    CONS

    • Rolls more than hatchback
    • Not very capable off-road
    • Base trim lacks black roof
    • Less efficient than equivalent hatch
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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: £17,270 - £21,170

    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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  • 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: £11,499 - £15,499

    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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  • Subaru Impreza Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    A niche choice, and likely to stay that way

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £24,000 - £25,010

    PROS

    • Standard kit and safety technology
    • Good reliability
    • Comfy ride
    • Impressive practicality
    • All-wheel drive flexibility

    CONS

    • Gutless engines
    • Lacklustre transmission
    • High fuel consumption and emissions
    • Parts of cabin look and feel cheap
    • How will the finance offers stack up?
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  • Nissan Micra Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    The Micra is back on form with sharp looks and lots of kit

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £12,750 - £22,315

    PROS

    • Edgy design inside and out
    • A decent drive
    • Competitively low emissions
    • Sense of fun, modernity

    CONS

    • Cramped rear headroom
    • Poor over-shoulder visibility
    • Quality not up there with Polo
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  • Kia Rio Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Capable, frugal Rio eclipsed by excellent rivals

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £12,000 - £17,940

    PROS

    • Seven-year warranty
    • Practical
    • Plenty of standard kit

    CONS

    • Dull drive
    • Not cheap enough
    • Doesn’t stand out from its rivals
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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: £9,500 - £14,000

    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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  • Hyundai i30 Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Safe, grown-up, low-cost family hatchback

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £17,000 - £28,010

    PROS

    • Low running costs
    • Lots of safety kit
    • Impressive petrol engines
    • Quiet, refined cabin
    • Improved infotainment
    • Excellent i30 N

    CONS

    • Some rivals more entertaining
    • Rear seats don’t fold flat
    • Dull design 
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