Ford Hatchback car reviews

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Ford Hatchback car reviews

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  • Ford Fiesta Active (2018 - 2019) Review

    Fiesta gets chunkier and funkier off-road look

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £17,880 - £22,380

    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

    Our 2019 Car of the Year and still the best hot hatch on sale

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £22,275 - £26,825

    PROS

    • Fabulous steering and dynamics
    • Rorty performance, great soundtrack
    • More power than similarly priced rivals
    • Still as usable as a regular Fiesta

    CONS

    • Firm ride quality
    • Performance Pack is an optional extra
    • Lacks deep-seated interior quality
    • That’s about it…
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  • Ford Ka Plus Active (2018 - 2019) Review

    Second of Ford's Active family, but strictly for on-road use

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    Used price: £7,825 - £11,471

    PROS

    • Toughened-up SUV appearance
    • Efficient petrol and diesel engines
    • Comprehensively equipped for the price

    CONS

    • No four-wheel drive option
    • Lacks any real advantage over a Ka+
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  • Ford Focus Active Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Rugged-looking version of Ford’s popular family hatch

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £24,060 - £31,390

    PROS

    • Looks suitably SUV-ish
    • Spacious and practical interior
    • Good choice of engines
    • Drives just like a Focus

    CONS

    • The SUV styling is mostly just for show
    • Standard kit list missing key items
    • Some hard interior plastics
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  • Ford Focus Hatchback (2018 onwards) Review

    Very little to fault – a huge step up from accomplished predecessor

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £22,650 - £34,710

    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 Hatchback (2017 onwards) Review

    Still the best small hatchback for keen drivers

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    New price: £16,640 - £24,535

    PROS

    • Great fun to drive
    • Cheap to run
    • Packed with the latest tech
    • Safer than ever

    CONS

    • Some rivals are more practical
    • Finance deals are competitive, but not class-leading
    • Some cheaper-feeling cabin plastics
    • Glass roof severely limits headroom
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  • Ford Ka Plus (2016 - 2019) Review

    Value-focused model aces the basics, buts lacks style

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £4,767 - £10,522

    PROS

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

    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 - 2018) Review

    no other hatchback drives this well

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used 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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  • Ford Mondeo Hatchback (2014 onwards) Review

    Ford's large family car is comfortable and refined

    Parkers rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
    New price: £24,930 - £35,550

    PROS

    • Comfortable and spacious interior
    • Economical diesel engines
    • Excellent refinement and comfort
    • Safe and strong feel throughout

    CONS

    • High-spec models are pricey
    • Options can be expensive too
    • Not the sharpest to drive and feels large
    • Rear visibility limited
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