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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
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Rivals

As an all-rounder few cars match the enduring appeal of the Ford Focus hatchback. There's a version for pretty much everyone – from the humble 1.0-litre Ecoboost to the brilliant 2.3-litre RS – and they're all good to drive. READ: Full review of the 2018 Ford Focus Whether you’ve a young family and are looking for something inexpensive and safe to... read more

PROS

  • Excellent ride and handling
  • Broad range of powerplants
  • Staggering speed of RS
  • Generously equipped

CONS

  • Poor steering feedback
  • Counter-intuitive PowerShift gearbox
  • Seats lack lateral support
  • Rivals are more spacious

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 yet compact
  • Efficient range of engines
  • GTI and R provide thrills
  • Even better post-2017 facelift

CONS

  • Expensive to buy
  • Options are pricey
  • Evolutionary styling
  • GTD isn’t a diesel GTI

SEAT Leon Hatchback

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The third-generation SEAT Leon hatchback is based on the same underpinnings as the Mk7 Volkswagen Golf, as well as the Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia. It comes with a firmer suspension arrangement to reinforce SEAT’s sportier aspirations for its car, and as such is probably the best choice from the Volkswagen Group's family hatchback selection if you're... read more

PROS

  • Fuel efficient with low emissions
  • Strong performance from all engines
  • Plenty of standard equipment
  • Fine levels of interior quality

CONS

  • Angular mirrors increase wind noise
  • No sporty trim for less powerful models
  • No shortcut buttons on touchscreen media system
  • Suspension on the firm side