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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Rivals

Ford Focus Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

Since it was launched in 1998, the Ford Focus has gone on to become of the UK’s biggest selling cars – and it’s not hard to see why. Blessed with striking styling and a razor-sharp drive, the original was a breath of fresh air in a segment of the market that needed new life, and although 2019’s crop of family hatchbacks resembles far tougher... read more

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

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 shortcut buttons on touchscreen media system
  • Suspension on the firm side

Kia Ceed Hatchback

4.2 out of 5 4.2

Traditionally a value-focused alternative to the VW Golf, Ford Focus and stablemate to the Hyundai i30, the latest Kia Ceed is a step-change over the outgoing model. It adds a raft of new tech and a much better drive to its roster of talents. For car spotters, the big news comes from the Kia badging department - the apostrophe in Ceed name has... read more

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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