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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
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Rivals

Toyota C-HR SUV

4.6 out of 5 4.6

The C-HR is Toyota's modern, futuristic take on the popular compact crossover craze, offering an interesting alternative to popular small SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen T-Roc and MINI Countryman.  On first inspection, you may be forgiven for thinking it's a concept car, with sharp lines and slashes in the body work. However, it's... read more

PROS

  • Hybrid efficiency
  • Concept car design
  • Engaging to drive
  • Comfortable and refined

CONS

  • Only two engines – and no diesel
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • CVT auto not for everyone
  • Interior trimming very bold

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Volkswagen Golf hatchback is one of the best-known name badges of any car on sale. It's been available in the UK since 1974 and we're currently on the seventh generation, with a major facelift carried out in 2017 to keep the design and technology right up-to-date. It’s more expensive to buy than most of its rivals, but given the range of... read more

PROS

  • Spacious and high-quality interior
  • Large range of engines available
  • Lots of trim level choices
  • GTI and R provide thrills

CONS

  • Styling is a little dull on some models
  • Optional extras can be pricey
  • Growing range of strong competition

Nissan Leaf Hatchback

4.3 out of 5 4.3

This is the second-generation version of the ground-breaking electric Nissan Leaf hatchback, a model that the company's position as a battery electric vehicle (BEV) pioneer, by becoming available before most rival manufacturers have managed to launch their first electric cars. The Leaf Mk2 is not entirely new, but a very heavily revised... read more

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

  • Strange driving position and lack of enthusiast appeal
  • Longer range, but still shorter than a tank of petrol
  • Unable to perform multiple rapid recharges on 40kW 

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