A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class