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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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  • 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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  • Renault Clio Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Bestselling small hatchback now has other talents to back-up good looks

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Familiar styling still looks great
    • Well-designed, good quality interior
    • Impressive running costs

    CONS

    • Tight rear space
    • Five-speed gearboxes on most models
    • Handling still lags behind Fiesta
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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 - £31,295

    PROS

    • Engaging handling
    • Gorgeous looks
    • Well-built interior

    CONS

    • Lacklustre entry-level petrol 
    • Cramped rear seats
    • Large blind spots
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  • Peugeot e-208 Hatchback (2019 onwards) Review

    Electric hatch blurs the line between piston-power and high-voltage

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £28,550 - £33,150

    PROS

    • Indistinct styling
    • Familiar driving experience
    • Reassuring range
    • Identical practicality

    CONS

    • Indistinct styling
    • No one-pedal mode
    • Roly-poly ride
    • Inconsistent steering
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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: £19,070 - £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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  • 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: £19,185 - £28,880

    PROS

    • Comfortable, nicely equipped cabin
    • Good fuel economy
    • Attractive personalisation options

    CONS

    • 2.0-litre model underwhelming
    • Pricier than rivals, steep PCP finance
    • No diesels available
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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: £18,545 - £31,995

    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 Active (2018 onwards) Review

    Fiesta gets chunkier and funkier off-road look

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £18,350 - £22,250

    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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