The best 21st Century MG yet. Other faint praise is available
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 perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
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.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
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