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
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
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.
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
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.
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
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.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
If the Passat is too dull but you still have a sensible side, the CC could be just the car for you
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