A car that returns to trade on past glories. The game's moved on, Subaru.
A truck that doesn’t care about being flashy and cool. It’s job is – as it’s always been – one of pure, reliable everyday functionality
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
The Megane RS has a newfound maturity. Better for tackling the Golf GTI, worse for tackling your local trackday
BMW performance hatch that is also a bit of a bargain. It's not quite a 1M, but it's close.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
A gamble of a reinvention, but the new, grown-up yet gigglesome Fiesta ST is mostly a winner. Buy one.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
An immensely fast and capable car to drive. But Golf R remains better to drive.
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
Peugeot’s back on form, though it’s a GTI in an R/RS world and it struggles to engage.
Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort.