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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. 

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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
    • Impressive tech
    • Comfy front seats

    CONS

    • We’ve only driven a prototype
    • It’ll be more expensive than Rapid
    • Rivals are very many, and varied
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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: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Built in UK, promises to be as reliable as ever
    • Big improvement over Auris range
    • Two hybrid powertrains available

    CONS

    • No 'entry-level' engine
    • Traditional name might be a hard sell to younger buyers
    • Sharp styling, but does it look exciting enough?
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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

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

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £22,850 - £33,835

    PROS

    • Striking interior
    • Effective voice controls
    • Strong petrol economy
    • Refined diesel engine

    CONS

    • Steep initial PCP finance costs
    • Interior quality underwhelming
    • Coarse A 200 petrol engine
    • AMG Line models could ride more smoothly
    • Some practicality and visibility issues
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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: £18,090 - £21,040

    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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  • 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: £17,795 - £22,335

    PROS

    • It’s a Fiesta underneath
    • Comfy seats and good to drive
    • 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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  • Ford Fiesta ST (2018 onwards) Review

    The best hot hatch on sale right now

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £19,245 - £23,495

    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
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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: £17,930 - £29,240

    PROS

    • Broad range of strong engines
    • Great handling and refinement
    • Suite of driver assistance tech
    • Excellent practicality

    CONS

    • Adaptive dampers don’t add anything
    • No hybrid or electric version
    • Automatic gearbox isn’t as good as VW’s DSG
    • Cabin storage could be better
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  • Kia Ceed Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Kia’s hatch heads convincingly towards the top of the class

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £18,295 - £26,850

    PROS

    • Well-equipped
    • Smart looks
    • Lots of space
    • Long warranty

    CONS

    • Small engine range from launch
    • Firmer ride than before
    • Lack of rear seat storage
    • Limited personalisation
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  • Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport (2017 onwards) Review

    Grown-up looks and more interior space than ever

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £19,630 - £36,965

    PROS

    • Low prices and running costs
    • Lots of tech as standard
    • A fine, relaxed, motorway cruiser
    • Excellent ride quality on standard wheels

    CONS

    • Unadventurous styling, smaller boot than before
    • Good to drive, but no better than the opposition
    • No hybrids yet
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