Hatchback car reviews

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  • Renault Megane Hatchback (2016 onwards) Review

    Stand-out styling for tech-fest French hatch

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £17,790 - £27,990

    PROS

    • Great styling, loads of tech
    • Excellent diesel engine lineup
    • Comfortable and engaging drive

    CONS

    • Interior feels spec-sensitive
    • Some cheaper materials used
    • No faster manual version – yet
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  • Infiniti QX30 SUV (2016 onwards) Review

    Stands out for many reasons, not all of them good

    Parkers rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4
    New price: £30,195 - £34,225

    PROS

    • Unique styling
    • Simple engine line up
    • Well equipped
    • Easy to navigate trim levels

    CONS

    • Ride could be better
    • Cramped inside
    • Lacklustre handling
    • Confusing bodystyle
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  • Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback (2016 onwards) Review

    The Ioniq delivers class-leading economy and efficiency

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £20,885 - £31,595

    PROS

    • Extremely competitive pricing
    • Hybrid gets dual-clutch gearbox
    • Electric gets impressive range
    • Cheaper and better warranty than Prius

    CONS

    • Hybrid still quite noisy, albeit works well
    • Electric inconvenience still not for everyone
    • Some interior plastics are unappealing
    • Prius still more efficient
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  • Ford Ka Plus (2016 onwards) Review

    Value-focused model aces the basics buts lacks style

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £9,795 - £12,095

    PROS

    • Affordable and well-equipped
    • Competitive Ford finance deals
    • Comfortable but fun to drive
    • Space for four passengers
    • Decent luggage space

    CONS

    • Bland styling compared with rivals
    • Interior design could be bolder
    • Few personalisation options
    • Limited engine and trim choice
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  • Ford Focus RS (2016 onwards) Review

    no other hatchback drives this well

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

    PROS

    • Staggeringly fast
    • Incredible handling
    • Strong resale values

    CONS

    • Design is reserved for an RS
    • Cabin could be more interesting
    • Smaller boot than Focus ST
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  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (2015 onwards) Review

    Don’t overlook the unassuming Astra: it’s a fine all-rounder

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £16,535 - £25,240

    PROS

    • Low running costs
    • High levels of on-board tech
    • Engaging to drive
    • Sprightly engine range

    CONS

    • Rivals are more spacious
    • Ordinary image
    • No all-out performance version
    • Styling a little questionable
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  • Toyota Mirai (2015 onwards) Review

    You'll need to be a pioneer to buy one

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £66,000 - £66,000

    PROS

    • Innovative statement of intent
    • You'll not see another on the road
    • Hydrogen refuels included in the lease

    CONS

    • Current lack of fuel infrastructure
    • Distinctive styling will divide opinions
    • Expensive monthly outlay
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  • Suzuki Celerio (2015 onwards) Review

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    New price: £7,499 - £10,949

    PROS

    • Loaded with equipment
    • Inexpensive to run
    • Spacious cabin
    • Comfortable ride

    CONS

    • Feels a little cheap
    • Lacks rivals’ charm
    • Lack of a ‘proper’ automatic
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  • Smart Forfour (2015 onwards) Review

    City car cheekiness at a premium price

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    New price: £10,490 - £22,010

    PROS

    • Practical features
    • Easy to manoeuvre
    • Low running costs
    • Premium chic appeal

    CONS

    • Expensive to buy
    • Rivals are quicker
    • Not the most efficient
    • Electric Drive has limited range
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