A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
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.