A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
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.
Peugeot's hot hatch renaissance continues. The 308 GTI has a joyously wild streak
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
Good looking, spacious and well equipped, but it’s missing on that oh-so-important ‘buy-me’ factor...
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.