Top Gear's ultimate hot hatch test...
….featuring the ultimate driver. But which car will prevail?
Posted: 22 May 2013
They all do 30mpg or thereabouts if you drive them like they demand to be driven. You can get 37mpg out of the Golf if you try hard, but not the Astra. They all have load bays big enough to take four people's luggage. You can fit roof racks and tailgate bike racks (though I'd worry about tightening a strap over the VXR's optional double-deck rear spoiler).