Hatchback car reviews

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  • Cupra el-Born Hatchback (2021 onwards) Review

    Spanish version of the Volkswagen ID.3 majors on sportiness

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

    PROS

    • Cupra el-Born EV first details - on sale in 2021
    • All-electric hatchback has up to 310-mile range
    • Based on Volkswagen ID.3, sharp new styling

    CONS

    • Right now it's difficult to see any advantage over a VW ID.3
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  • Cupra Leon Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Reborn fast Leon now has plug-in hybrid technology

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

    PROS

    • Next model in growing Cupra brand arrives
    • Three different petrol options, plus plug-in hybrid
    • Five-door hatch or Estate body styles

    CONS

    • Faces toughest opposition from in-house rivals
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  • Honda e Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Cute electric city car is a convincing urban runaround

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £30,160 - £32,660

    PROS

    • Cute styling looks even better in the flesh
    • Really moves interior and tech on for Honda
    • Easy and relaxing to drive and be in

    CONS

    • Some will be put off by higher price than Renault Zoe
    • Screen-heavy interior may appear daunting
    • Electric driving range more limited than others
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  • Honda Jazz Crosstar (2020 onwards) Review

    Rugged Jazz adds visual appeal

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £23,385 - £23,385

    PROS

    • Lots of cargo space
    • Power and economy
    • Improved interior design
    • Major infotainment upgrade

    CONS

    • Hatch has a bigger boot
    • Less economical and slower
    • Same restricted engine choice
    • Looks won’t suit all
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  • MINI Electric Hatch Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    MINI suits being electric, but range could be better

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £28,100 - £34,100

    PROS

    • Typical MINI character with funky looks
    • Very easy to drive, plus it's quiet
    • High-quality interior; simple line-up

    CONS

    • Three-door only, so not hugely practical
    • Electric range could be better
    • Ride can be fidgety and firm on rough roads
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  • Polestar 2 Fastback (2020 onwards) Review

    The Polestar 2 is the best reason yet not to buy a Tesla Model 3

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £49,900 - £49,900

    PROS

    • Chic Swedish style, hatchback practicality
    • Sports car pace, family car all-rounder skills
    • Can go 292 miles between charges
    • World-first debut of Google Android infotainment

    CONS

    • Early launch models are expensive
    • Head- and legroom in rear not exactly huge
    • Lacks Tesla's Supercharging infrastructure
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  • Skoda Octavia Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Stylish Skoda offers acres of room and bags of tech for Ford Focus money

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £20,965 - £28,055

    PROS

    • Roomy passenger compartment and massive boot
    • Smooth ride and excellent handling
    • Excellent fuel consumption from diesel model

    CONS

    • Prices have crept up, so it's no longer cheap
    • Keen drivers might want less bodyroll
    • Avoid the manual gearbox in the diesel - it's unpleasant to use
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  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    Volkswagen dials-up the tech for the latest Golf

    Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £23,300 - £29,905

    PROS

    • Wide range of engines with more to follow
    • High-tech interior with online connectivity
    • Still the best, but the opposition is closing in

    CONS

    • Digital cockpit might put off technophobes
    • Less sophisticated suspension on cheaper cars
    • Some interior plastics feel underwhelming
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  • Vauxhall Corsa-e Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    An all-new Corsa is aiming to shake-up the electric car market

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £30,665 - £34,160

    PROS

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

    CONS

    • Can get pricey 
    • Still a bit plain
    • Warranty not as good as rivals
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  • Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback (2020 onwards) Review

    French makeover has done popular supermini a world of good

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £16,415 - £26,695

    PROS

    • Light, easy and pleasant to drive
    • Excellent engines
    • Looks good
    • Impressive fuel economy

    CONS

    • Mechanically similar Peugeot 208 is more appealing
    • Interior fittings feel low-rent
    • Confusing trim levels
    • No 'hot' variants yet
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