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Ford Fiesta Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

The 2017 Ford Fiesta hatchback has Titanic shoes to fill – over eight generations it has become the best-selling nameplate in the UK. It enters an incredibly competitive marketplace featuring impressive vehicles such as the SEAT Ibiza, Nissan Micra, Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and countless other cars. In fact, at last inspection... read more


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


  • Rivals more practical
  • Finance rates not that competitive
  • Some cheaper-feeling cabin plastics
  • Glass roof severely saps headroom

Nissan Micra Hatchback

4 out of 5 4.0

The Nissan Micra has become a familiar name plate since launching in Europe in 1983, marking out the Japanese company’s small supermini hatchback for five generations. It’s an established rival to the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Vauxhall Corsa and VW Polo. Latterly, it’s lived in their shadow and the latest version, launched in March 2017, aims to... read more


  • Edgy design inside and out
  • A decent drive
  • Competitively low emissions
  • Sense of fun, modernity


  • Cramped rear headroom
  • Poor over-shoulder visibility
  • Quality not up there with Polo

SEAT Ibiza Hatchback

4.6 out of 5 4.6

Since it was first launched in the UK in 1984, 5.4 million SEAT Ibizas have found homes around the world, and it’s the Spanish brand’s biggest-selling model. Enter the fifth-generation SEAT Ibiza, based on the VW Group’s all-new small car platform called MQB A0, which will also underpin new versions of the Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1, as well as... read more


  • Sharp styling
  • Practical interior
  • Lots of kit
  • Great to drive


  • Interior quality
  • Top-spec cars pricey
  • Need to wait for more engines
  • No more SC or ST

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