The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
A supremely desirable, futuristic ‘mini with a powertrain for everyone. Just beware the firm ride
Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort.
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting. The i30 N hot hatch manages to make it easy AND exciting. It's ace
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
One of the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed
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.
It’s not that the ASX is truly bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that its competition is newer. And better.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction