Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
A far better car than it needs to be at the price, and we love it for that.
Low on excitement, but high on value. Ka+ is a Fiesta on a shoestring budget
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
It's divisive but, judging by sales, in a good way. Another Nissan crossover success.
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.
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
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.
Ford has gone to work on the updated EcoSport, dragging it from a blot on its record to a class contender
Interior finish apart, the CX-3 is a winner. Straight to the top of the class.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.